In The Driver’s Seat

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“You can be the most beautiful person in the world and everybody sees light and rainbows when they look at you, but if you yourself don’t know it, all of that doesn’t even matter. Every second that you spend on doubting your worth, every moment that you use to criticize yourself; is a second of your life wasted, is a moment of your life thrown away. It’s not like you have forever, so don’t waste any of your seconds, don’t throw even one of your moments away.”
C. JoyBell C.

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I often see that the biggest struggle in life is the struggle to know, embrace, and accept ourselves, with all of our faults and imperfections.

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Valuing yourself is not conceit and it is not vanity – it is recognising that you have inherent skills, traits and personality that make you of value. It is not about being perfect either; it is about accepting that you have as many faults as you have traits to be admired. So what are their skills that can help you to value yourself and build your self-esteem?

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Make sure you practice better self-care every day – exercise, eating well or getting a good night’s sleep. People who value themselves take care of themselves.Take time to connect in with your needs, feelings, and desires every day. People who value themselves know what their ‘interior world’ feels like.

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Getting into the habit of valuing yourself helps to build self-esteem and self-worth, and both are going to help to protect you against the emotional challenges that fall into most lives from time to time. By taking small steps to make a big difference quite quickly because we all have it in us.

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Look to fully accept yourself; to practice self-love and self-compassion, you get to a place where people, events, and circumstances no longer define who you are. You instead begin to define yourself.

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You hold the power to respond to events and circumstances not based on those events and circumstances but rather based on internal sources and resources that are a reflection of your true value.

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It is therefore important to recognise your true value regardless of your earnings, job, possessions, social status, relationship status, etc. Your true value is no longer measured by these things. It comes from an internal measure that you have set for yourself. And that is where true personal power comes from.

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To take responsibility means to acknowledge that you have the personal power to change/influence the events and circumstances of your life. You are no longer relying on other people to make these decisions for you. You taking full responsibility, and you alone hold the power to make positive changes in your life.

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There is no complaining, blaming, judgment, or excuses. You hold the power. You hold this power because you fully trust yourself and trust your ability to make decisions that put you in the driver’s seat of your life.

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What positive step will you make today to take you forward in life?

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“When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.”
Jean Shinoda Bolen

 

 


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