Always give yourself plenty of love. When you are in love with yourself, nothing else matters. It is important to love and celebrate ourselves. That is why we are here. We are not here to hate. We are here to love.
But to give out love, you must first have it. And love is not what you get from other people. It is what you give to other people. To give love to other people, you have got to be really good at loving yourself.
Barbara De Angelis said, “If you aren’t good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you’ll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren’t even giving to yourself.” To give out something, you must first have it. If you don’t have love to give to others, you will find it difficult to love anyone. The question is: Are you good at loving yourself?
What does success mean to you? Does it mean joy? Does it mean happiness? Does it mean love? Or does it mean money in the bank? Or does it mean your feelings? Or does it mean growth?
Success is not about money; success is about you. Success is about your feelings. It is about who you are as a human being. It is not about your material possessions. Success is how you treat yourself; it is how you treat other people. Success is not about money; it is about humanity. It is about love. It is about happiness. It is about joy. It is about your health. It is about doing what makes you happy.
If you want to be successful, you must cultivate a good character. Because success is about your character. If you don’t have a good character, if you don’t treat people well, if you don’t manage your money well, nobody wants to do anything with you. But if your character is great, everyone wants to hang out with you.
When it comes to your success, you must do everything within your power to defend your character. It is very important. If you lose your character, you have lost everything. You are nothing without your character.
Your character is who you are. Protect it. If you want to achieve success in your life, you must focus your energy on what really matters to you and your future. Discipline yourself. Without discipline nothing can be done. Without discipline, character, focus, determination, you can’t achieve greatness. But with discipline, character, you can achieve everything.