A blog post that everyone needs to read


Yes, you can forgive yourself for mistakes you made in the past.

Yes, you can do that thing on your own.

Yes, you can be the person you want to be.

Yes, you can do that thing you’re scared of.


Yes, you are loved.

Yes, you are going to get through this.

Yes, you should give yourself more credit.

Yes, you are as worthy of success and joy as anyone else.

Yes, you are inspiring someone without knowing it.


Yes, you will find a way.

Yes, you will keep making mistakes, but you’ll also keep learning.

Yes, you will be okay.

Yes, you will have tough times, but yes, you’ll get through them.


Yes it’s okay to be slightly different than everyone else.

Yes, it’s okay to rest and take time out.

Yes, everyone else has doubts (you’re not the only one).

Yes, you owe it to yourself to do these things.

Yes, I believe in you, even if no one else does.

Claire O’Connor is an accountability coach for people who struggle to get things done. Through her program, blog, and newsletter, she’s here to help you move beyond overwhelm and start moving forward — while making it feel easy and stress-free. When she’s not coaching, she enjoys whiskey-bacon donuts and the occasional half-marathon. Get ready to start making progress at The Five Percent.

Like what you read? Give Claire O'Connor a round of applause.

From a quick cheer to a standing ovation, clap to show how much you enjoyed this story.