Learning to Love Yourself: Flaws & All
It can be challenging to realize the positive qualities you have when living in a society that tells you to you hate the person you are. However, it is imperative that you learn to love yourself because living a life filled with self-worth and self-love is the most magnificent life you can live.
We all have qualities about ourselves we wish we could change; however, we must learn to love ourselves, flaws and all. Our flaws are just as much a part of who we are as our attractive qualities. So, take what you see as flaws and morph them into something extraordinary. Do you hate your uptight, obsessive personality? Use that to your advantage. Obsess about your future. Be uptight about your goals. As a result, you will accomplish anything you set your mind to and possibly, even take over the world. Do you hate that you are quiet? Create it into something outstanding. Think hard, and think some more. Discover what makes the world spin, and use your word in the perfect moments. Make your words mean something. Every flaw can be transformed into a positive if you have an open mind. Some people hate having large legs, but those legs will allow you to run and climb mountains. Some people do not cherish their brown eyes, but those eyes have been passed on for generations. In reality, an actual flaw does not exist. Look in the mirror; the reflection staring back at you is flawless.
The Benefits of Loving Yourself
When you shamelessly love who you are, you are granting yourself a lifetime of happiness. When you truly love yourself, flaws and all, no one can tear you down. Look at yourself in the mirror. Look at your body and soul. The reflection is entirely and wonderfully you. No one in the entire world has your body or soul. That simple fact is something to be proud of; love yourself, and you will be happy. Love yourself, and you will be confident. Society tries to pressure us out of that happiness and confidence. You are judged when you are too happy. When you are too confident, you are called conceited. Candidly, there is nothing more beautiful than a happy and confident person. There is one way to be authentically happy and confident, and that is to be unapologetically you. Just be you, and always love yourself.
Here are ten of my favorite quotes about self-worth that I hope inspires you to start loving yourself:
Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, but you have an obligation to be one. –Eleanor RooseveltThe best day of your life is the one which you decide you life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours—it is an amazing journey—and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins. –Bob MoawadYou yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserves your love and affection –BuddhaNever be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no ones definition of you, but define yourself. –Harvey FiersteinWhat lied behind us and what lies before us are tiny matter compared to what lies within us –Ralph Waldo EmersonWhen I loved myself enough, I began leaving what wasn’t healthy. This meant people, jobs, my own beliefs and habits—anything that kept me small. My judgment called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving. –Kim McMillenEvery woman that finally figured out her worth has picked up her suitcase of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change. –Shannon L. AlderSelf-worth comes from one thing—thinking that you are worthy. –Wayne DyerTo be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. –Tich Nhat HanhYou’re always with yourself. So you might as well enjoy the company. –Diane Von Furstenberg