I posted this the other day all over my social media. Yah that's right my Facebook, my Twitter, my Instagram and my GooglePlus.
And yes I just hyperlinked all of them, so you better go follow me on ALL of them.
Okay now that I just socially bullied you, I want to chat with you about a topic that's most precious and important to my heart.
You. And you loving yourself.
This subject fascinates me and is the core of my existence. To get you to love you.
You're probably thinking, but wait, I thought your this dating, love coach? Aren't you all about me finding love with someone else.
While yes, this is very true, I'm more about you loving you.
If I said it once, I've said it a thousand times, you can't give away what you don't have. (And I stole this from one of my trusted counselors.)
I'm going to tell you a secret about myself. I used to think that the only reason for me to work on self love was to get someone else to love me really well.
Sounds jacked up I know, but that's the truth.
Why though? Well I was afraid that I was never capable of truly loving myself. Sure I had loads of ego I could lean on from time to time, but that crap didn't sustain me.
Nope self love was the real muscle that would carry me.
So I did it. I worked on loving myself. And yes it was work. In case you haven't noticed, most of us aren't taught to love ourselves so well, I mean just read the quote in the pic.
But really, my main intention was to eventually get someone who was far more capable than me.
Guess what happened?
I fell in love with myself.
As a result, I became more powerful. I no longer fell to the whim of people's disapproval or rejection. Sure I'd feel the first sting of it, but it couldn't knock me down the way it used to.
And I continue to grow in it.
As I'm writing this, I look at areas in my life and I see where there are still so many places I can love myself better. I'm too hard on myself. I expect things to happen for me quickly and I hold myself responsible for all of it to happen.
In this I know I need to love myself more and let myself off the hook many times.
It's a daily pursuit and I'm happy to go on the journey, because I'm worth it. I want to love myself better each day.
I challenge you to do the same.