We remember our faults and keep them burned into our brains.
But we generally don’t remember when we have done well.
Living with regrets – with self-based criticism is an awful thing that can be reversed.
- For every fault you conjure up, balance it with a positive trait (i.e., “my boss tells me I don’t contribute enough” is balanced with “but I am dependable, reliable and work well with others”).
- Only you get direct access into your subconscious. Even a compliment from another person should be directly delivered to your brain. Only you get to record in the subconscious of your mind. This helps prevent growing co-dependent to people who compliment you one minute, take it away another and make you crave their approval to get it back.
- Forgive yourself for not being perfect and join all the rest of the people in the world. Perfectionism is a great and useful goal but it is a guaranteed path to unhappiness initiated by you.
- Get off your own back. Forgive, love and protect yourself.
Self-love can never come from another person.
At most they can affirm positive things about you.
Only we can attain self-love.
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