Self-love isn’t about being narcissistic or selfish…
And it’s not about comparing yourself to others or boasting your esteem… It’s about self-acceptance, self-respect, self-conviction, and accountability for yourself! The ironic thing is we’re all so amazing at being good friends and lovers to everyone, except ourselves. We’re wonderful when it comes to uplifting a friend in distress, encouraging a lover who’s felt the wrath of failure, and celebrating their milestones (big and small), but never wholly there within when
self-love is indeed one of the fundamental building blocks for love, happiness, and success in life.
So if you haven’t discovered what that looks like yet, keep working for it because it’s going to be the most important life lesson you’ll ever learn. Here’s why…
– It’s the first step to building a great relationship with yourself.
Independence from someone else’s approval, criticism, and security is one of the most liberating things you will ever feel! By doing this, you’re setting the stage for yourself – you’ll begin to trust and believe in YOUR decisions, and act on them with confidence. When you have this kind of relationship with yourself, everything else becomes possible and a whole lot easier.
– You’ll get much further with your hopes & dreams.
If you don’t stop dragging yourself down, you’re never going to get very far in life. Self-love gives you the strength and courage to pursue your dreams relentlessly, even on the bad days. You’ll begin to recognize and prioritize your needs, and ultimately, prosper into the person you want to be.
– It’s the only way to find true love.
Self-love is a prerequisite for genuinely loving another and allowing yourself to be loved in return. It emanates a mystical happiness, confidence, and positivity that draws people in and keeps them there. You’ll find yourself kinder and much more pleasant to be around and this all helps your relationship flourish. When you love and respect yourself, you also begin to see the boundaries of a truly loving relationship clearly and that means not tolerating crap you don’t deserve.
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