Valentine's Day puts the emphasis on love for someone special in your life. But did you ever think that, hey, YOU are someone special in your life? You can't love someone else until your truly love yourself. Here are some things to think about and remind yourself that you’re the best.
Be In Charge Of What YOU Want
Look out for yourself and know that you deserve what you want and not what someone else wants. Dream boards may have popularized about a decade ago, but building your life along with positivity and hard work gave many people the push they needed to achieve their goals. Always remember that others aren’t the judge of your capabilities. Envisioning what you truly want and putting it into action will make the reward that much more gratifying.
Be In Charge Of Who You Are
Don’t be deterred by judgement from others, and don’t change who you are just to be the kind of person someone expects you to be. Hold onto your values, positive attitude and virtue in order to remain the best version of yourself.
In the words of Kanye, “You’re gonna love me or you’re gonna hate me, but I’m gonna be me.” Maybe one day you’ll love yourself as much as Kanye loves Kanye. Give yourself the acceptance and love that you deserve instead of waiting for others to give it to you. You’ll never actually have it until you decide to accept yourself.
You Are the Perfect You!
We often forget that we do not need to be perfect to be good. We often criticize ourselves instead of celebrating our successes and the possible impact we have on others. Perfection is subjective and the definition varies from person to person. In the end, focus on what makes you a great colleague, leader, spouse, parent or friend. After all, “Today you are YOU, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is you-er than YOU!” – Dr. Seuss