You will never get further in your dreams, your wishes or your goals than you yourself feel that you deserve. If you do not believe that you are worthy, things will not happen. So start believing in yourself, believe that you ARE worthy of the things that you wish for in life. If it is money, friends, family, a job, a house or whatever, of course you deserve it. To get there, sometimes we need to work on our self-love, since most of us are a bit too hard on ourselves. Also, remember that no one else can insult you if you don’t let them. And when you grow self-respect you will become stronger in mind and you will be able to tackle hard times, hard words, any type of challenge in life. To inspire you to start working on this, look into the list below from Robin Sharma, with four different things you may consider when working on your self-esteem and self-love.
The 4 truths of self-love*:
- Honour your specialness. There is no one like you! No one talks or walks like you. Or have the same dreams or goals as you. You are unique.
- Do hard things daily. Everything is not easy, but do not give up. No matter if it is relationships or work or something else. If you want to get somewhere, you need to do some tough things. Do not give up if your relationship is not perfect all the time, what relationship is? Or getting up at 5 AM, it is not easy, but if you feel that it is helping you to get where you want, do it. And by doing hard things daily, you grow in self-respect.
- “Go to the woods.” Do not only be a doer all the time, being online, connected all the time, running in that wheel of constant movement. Also be a thinker, a philosopher, take some time on your own. Do nothing. Because you need to be alone sometimes, to get into silence and to get distance from all devices and other people. You need to spend time with yourself, on a regular basis, to really get to know yourself. It is not until you really get to know yourself, that you will start to love yourself.
- Be helpful to others. The more people you help the more you will love yourself. And the more joy you will see in your life. It is as simple as that. So stop thinking about yourself all the time, and open up to see and help others. This is a great way to strengthen our self love.
*Source and inspiration to the 4 things to consider is a Robin Sharma list.
I hope you find this post helpful and that you are inspired to start the journey towards more self-love. You are worth it. And everything starts within you. Wish you the best. Take Care. Namaste.