How You See Yourself Is How Others Will See You

Woman Standing in Front of a Street Art Wall
Photo by Lisa Folios

How do you see yourself? Do you see yourself as a positive person? Do you see yourself as a loser? Do you see yourself as a failure? Or do you see yourself as a powerful person?

You cannot control how other people see you. But you can control how you see yourself. It is important to believe in yourself. It is important to love yourself. It is important to live your life the way you want to live it. How you see yourself is necessary. Live your life. Don’t hide your life.

How you see yourself is important. Why is that? Because you can’t please everybody. You can’t make everybody happy. You can only make yourself happy. You do that by doing the things that really make you happy.

Eric Hoffer famously said, “It is not love of self but hatred of self which is at the root of the troubles that afflict our world. We hate others when we hate ourselves. We are tolerant toward others when we tolerate ourselves. We forgive others when we forgive ourselves. We are prone to sacrifice others when we are ready to sacrifice ourselves.” The message here is: How you treat yourself is exactly how other people will treat you. How you see yourself is exactly how other people will see you. If you want to other people to treat you with love, respect, you must first treat them with love and respect.