I read something today that I disagree with. It was one of the items on a blog listing a bunch of great ideas on how to create a fitness lifestyle.
The ideas were all good and pretty helpful. But I didn’t like the way one of them was worded.
It said “accept yourself as you are”. Hmmm. OK. I want to change that just a bit. Slight change, but I think I think it’s an immensely important one.
Love yourself as you are.
I don’t think that accepting yourself as you are will bring happiness.
It sounds like your settling for your current self because you think you can’t get or don’t deserve better.
Well, you can and you do.
You deserve to be happy in this life. You deserve to be the best you that you can be. You don’t have to compare yourself to anyone else or live by anyone else’s ideas of what you should achieve.
But you definitely should compare yourself everyday to yourself. To where you are and where you want to be.
Life is about growth. We are here to become better.
Absolutely you need to love yourself and believe in yourself. But don’t ever think that you can’t be better.
Thinking about what you could be if you put in the effort should not bring you a sense of shame or guilt. It should bring excitement.
So love who you are now, and get to work becoming even better every day.