For most part of my life, I strongly believed that they way you are born (both mentally and physically) is the way you are going to die. In my mind didn’t exist the word change.
“This is who I am and nothing will ever change…” was my usual approach to life.
Although this was one of my strongest belief, I never fully accepted it. I lived most of my time in this world, fighting a daily battles with myself and if I am brutally honest, the battle is still there and it will never end.
But today, the approach with myself is totally different and this is difference that is making the difference in my mental, physical and professional achievements.
I never fully liked myself, I lived most part of my life with a mask of confidence that was never really existing. The time spent with myself was used to blame the world for the way I was, the way I looked, the way I interact with others without really take any responsibility and action in order to change.
Many people today see the results of what was a lifetime battle, struggle, pain, tears and rejection. I often been asked “How did you CHANGE? How did you achieved such huge results?”
My answer is always the same…”I didn’t really changed, I only started to LOVE myself more, and the changes occurred almost “automatically.”
I promise you, your level of achievement in life is proportional to how much you love and respect yourself. PERIOD! All the rest, is absolute bullshit! (Sorry for the French!)
The point is: Love yourself the way you want to be loved, respect yourself, the way you want be respected, appreciate yourself for who you are, accept your past, accept your roots, accept and forgive yourself for all your failure and mistakes. Recognise and reward your small and big successes.
Stop blaming the world for what you don’t like about yourself. If there is something that you don’t like, YOU and ONLY YOU have the power to change it.
Fight your own battles without expecting any reward and/or validation from others.
Your daily duty is one: love, respect and appreciate yourself.
Remember, the only person you will going to live all your life with is yourself!
Become your own best friend.