Accept yourself for who you really are. If you don’t have the courage to accept yourself, no one is going to accept you. Stop treating yourself badly. You deserve the best things in life. And you deserve to treat yourself really well.
No matter what you are going through in your life, no matter where you are in your life, do not give up. It is not the time to give up. It is the time to wake up! There is still life. When there is life, you can still do more things. You can change your life. You can defeat your enemies. You can walk away from those who are not for you.
Before you give up, before you say no to life, remember, every day is a new day. For that reason, you still have hope. Do not forget yourself. No matter what, say “yes to your life.” If you haven’t accepted yourself, try these strategies.
You must take responsibility for your life
Waiting for others to help you is not the answer. Helping yourself get back up when you fall is the answer. You are the only person who can make your life the way you want it. No one can do it for you. The key to success is to take responsibility for your life, for your actions.
It doesn’t matter what has happened to you. If you want things to change, you must take responsibility for your life. You have everything you need to take 100% responsibility for yourself. If you do not do it for yourself, no one is going to do it for you. Wilhelm Reich said, “The little man does not want to hear the truth about himself. He does not want the great responsibility which is his. He wants to remain a little man.” If you do not take responsibility for your life, you are not going to grow.
Do not be afraid to think big
If you want something small for yourself, don’t worry yourself about thinking big. But if you want to achieve great things, you must think big. You must work really hard to make your dreams come true. And you must expect the best for yourself. As Charles Spurgeon once said, “You don’t always get what you want, but you always get what you think you’re going to get.”
You should never underestimate what the power of your thought can do for you. Thoughts are powerful. They can make or break you. So if you want to create something positive, you must start the process with a positive thought. Because whatever you put into your mind is what you are going to get out of it.
Be comfortable with yourself
Focus on what you are becoming. Do not worry about what other people are saying about you. Why is that? Because you don’t have time to waste. They don’t matter. So do not make them relevant. No matter where you are in your life, be comfortable with yourself. That is all that matters. Friedrich Schiller said, “One cannot prevent people from thinking what they please.” Yes, you cannot prevent people from saying negative things about you. Do not let what other people are saying about you stop you from living your life.
Do not worry about your past
When it comes to chasing your dreams, your past is not relevant. Your past mistakes are not relevant. Your past failures are not relevant. The only thing you can do with your past is to learn from it. Nothing more, nothing less.
As Eckhart Tolle put it, “You cannot find yourself in the past or the future. The only place where you can find yourself is in the Now.” So if you want to master yourself, you must find yourself in the Now. Do not go back. Because life is not in the past.
If you want to move foreward in your life, you must live in the Now. Why is that? Because “you cannot find yourself in the past.”
You must NOT be afraid to express yourself
If you want your dream to come true, you must NOT be afraid to express it. Whatever you want to achieve in your life, do not be afraid to go for it. Because if you do not nurture your dream, your dream will not survive. It will die.
Life is not going to reward you for what you didn’t do. So if you want your dream to come true, you must pursue it. Do not just talk about it. You must breathe it. You must sleep with it. You are your dream. According to Barbara Sher, “… our dreams are who we are.”
Your dream will come true if you take action. Do not let fear stop your dream from happening. Start small. Build it day by day. Do not wait for the perfect time to change your life. The perfect time to change is now. If not now, then when?
You must accept your mistakes
You cannot accept yourself without first accepting your mistakes. You cannot accept your life without first accepting your failures. You cannot accept your life without first accepting your self. If you do not accept yourself, then you cannot move forward in your life. If you do not accept your mistakes, your failures, then you cannot move forward in your life.
When you are starting out, don’t worry about mistakes. They will happen. And they are going to happen. You cannot stop yourself from making mistakes. And you cannot avoid mistakes the first time. But do not make it a habit of making careless mistakes. If you do not know what you are doing, ask for help. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness; it is a sign of strength.
So if you want to grow, just know that you are not going to get it right the first time. According to Barbara Sher, “You don’t have to get it right the first time.” You can do it if you do not give up. You can do it if you have the courage to fail. Permit me to ask you. Do you have the courage to fail?