John C. Maxwell said, "You can overcome your challenges by making yourself bigger rather than by making your challenges smaller." This statement puts things into perspective when life happens. Others great minds have stated, "Were there’s a will, there’s a way!" But, what if you really need results or you need to know that you can keep going no matter what has happened in your life? What if you don't have people who support you or you believe your goals are impossible to reach?
When you need to get results, you should start by knowing this:
What Is Self-Love?
Self-love is defined as regard for one’s own happiness and well-being. Self-love involves:
• How you think about and accept yourself
• How your respect and treat yourself
• How you allow others to regard and treat you
Knowing that you are an extraordinary and divine being who has special qualities and gifts that make you unique is extremely important! So, how do you have self-love? To start, making yourself a top priority is necessary. Top priority means taking your thoughts, feelings, and spiritual development seriously. Even your diet (and the lifestyle) you live has a direct effect on your love of self. Loving yourself is serious biz and has to be a daily practice! Don’t you know you have overcome challenges that would have killed others or made them give up? If you’ve answered, YES, I suggest you start acting like it
The Importance Of Self-Love
Self-love is important because it helps you to engage, evolve, expand, and encourage! When you take time to acknowledge and appreciate your strengths (and vulnerabilities), youeventuallyreacha point where you will be able to inspire, motivateand empower others.
Self-love is also about becoming more aware of who you are and your purpose. It’s about accepting your truth and standing on your unique abilities as you engage with your family, your community, and the world. Even in our most-difficult times, we can continue to love ourselves, and in turn love others; and loving others will eventually lead to forgiving others when they make mistakes that affect us.
Forget loving yourself vainly, self-love’s true foundation is about respecting your thoughts, feelings, and emotions! Now, this will not be easy. At times, it may seem as if it’s the most-difficult thing to do; especially when you make stupid mistakes. But, as you continue to grow, you’ll find it easier and the benefits will increase.
Some of the benefits of loving yourself are:
• You will develop a greater appreciation for who you are and your purpose
• Your will find more satisfaction in your life and the people your love
• You will develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle
• You will be better able to deal with adversity
• You will develop a greater self-esteem
As you probably already know, you have special qualities and abilities. You also, probably, know there is something that you are born to do that no one else in the world can do. So, don’t sell yourself short! Accept who you are and accept your uniqueness.
Wear your uniqueness like you wear your clothes and let the world see you for the beautiful person you are!