You’ve got to love yourself

“Your opinion of yourself becomes your reality. If you have all these doubts, then no one will believe in you, and everything will go wrong. If you think the opposite, the opposite will happen. It’s that simple. The higher your self-belief, the more your power to transform reality. Having supreme confidence makes you fearless and persistent, allowing you to overcome obstacles that stop most people in their tracks.” – Robert Greene

Do you know this cliche that the world acts as a mirror? We see what we want to see; what we expect to happen becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy and will inevitably happen?

Well, it’s true.

If you don’t love yourself, why should anyone else? If you don’t trust yourself, how can you expect others to trust you? Relying on external validation never lasts.

But you know what lasts?

Looking at your own reflection in the mirror and deciding each day that you are good enough. Laugh at yourself a bit. Don’t step outside, holding a gun to your head, reflecting on your flaws and bad habits, and hoping that others won’t notice them.

Simply put, what matters most is how you see yourself. Even if you have a negative self-image, maybe especially then.

Decide each day that you love yourself. Accept all the things that you can’t change, learn to shut out the voices that tell you that you are not enough. Because you are.

There’s greatness within you. There’s passion and love and excitement.

The most beautiful person is someone who smiles and talks with enthusiasm about what they love.

If you can’t accept yourself, how can others expect to be accepted by you?

If you can’t find meaning in your life, a higher sense of purpose, how can others see how wonderful you are when your eyes light up with passion?

You’ve got to love yourself. Through the good days and through the bad ones as well.

You’ve got to love yourself, no matter what.

You are human. You are flawed. But you are beautiful. You are worthy of love. You are magnificent.

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10 thoughts on “You’ve got to love yourself

  1. I believe how we treat others is also important. I know a lot of people who repeat the I am special and enough mantra, who skip over the hard work for actual self improvement and then treat people poorly, while wondering why people treat them poorly as well. How we treat others is a reflection of how we treat ourselves, as well. Practice makes perfect.

  2. Two ways to life and live. You’ve got to love yourself first and you’ve got to love others too. That’s what the Word of God says “Love your neighbour as you love yourself” and also “do unto others as you want others do unto you”. Lovely message.

  3. Self love is hard. We want to be reflected in another eyes. That seems more real than our own self assessment. Absolutely people have worth…are lovable…simply because they are here, and self love is different than self esteem. I find myself easier to love the better the person I try to be.

  4. You said it right my friend, only when we start accepting ourselves we can improve. Only when we embrace the reality about what we are, then we would feel good about ourselves. After this, the optimistic aura that we start dwelling in daily, makes a lot of difference in our lives. Finally, We feel happier. :D

  5. Yes, it works but so long as you don’t give yourself reasons to love yourself, it doesn’t last long (the telling the mirror you’re worth it.)
    I come to believe it doesn’t matter, really, who or what you love.
    So long as you harbor love, you’re sane; if on top of that, you love yourself, you’re safe.

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