Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Not Everyone Likes Themself

Do you like yourself?  Do you have a high opinion of yourself?  Do you believe that you are contributor, a valuable friend or partner to someone?

To enjoy life, you must believe that you have value, that you are worthy of the praise of others.

The biggest reason why people do not try new things is because they do not believe in self.  They don't have the confidence that they should to be successful.  We need to get out of our own way!

Everyone who is doing positive things in life--being a good parent, spouse, friend, employee, volunteer, etc., has great value.  It doesn't matter how great or how small your contributions seem to you, they are important. Give yourself a break!  Don't be so hard on yourself!  We all make mistakes.  You must be willing and able to forgive yourself for some 'stupid' things you may have done in your life.  You probably are a great friend to others and you are very quick to forgive the faults of others, but you aren't as kind to yourself.  Why not?  You need to celebrate your successes, no matter how small they may seem.  Give yourself credit for being the friend that everyone wishes they had, or for being the volunteer that the group can always count on, or for being the parent that is always supporting your children.

You are more valuable than you think!  If you have a circle of friends that you consistently communicate with--you are valuable to them.  Don't dwell on your mistakes.  Realize that there are people who respect you and want you to be an important part of their life.  Believe in yourself and your life will be so much more fulfilling!

Live life to its fullest!

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