It’s very easy to get caught up in what other people think — or what you think they think of you. And while it’s important to consider other people’s opinions, your opinion of yourself is just as important as theirs — if not more so. After all, the most significant relationship you’ll ever have is with yourself.
Sometimes we let what we think other people believe about us determine our actions and feelings. At some point, all of us have felt like a disappointment for not living up to somebody else’s expectations.
But how much of that so-called disappointment is actually expressed by other people and how much of that is simply a reflection of what you think about yourself? Do people actually say negative things about you or are you allowing your own erroneous beliefs to color your interactions with others?
It’s important to remember that, ultimately, we become what we believe ourselves to be. If you believe you are great, kind, and loved, you will be. But if you believe you are unworthy, unaccepted, and misunderstood, then your life will manifest that.
That’s why it’s vital to develop a positive opinion about yourself if you haven’t already. There are probably plenty of things you do well, but if you can’t come up with one thing that you like about yourself, then do something to fix that feeling. If you want to be healthier, or nicer, or smarter, or more organized, then take small steps to do that. Be patient and realize that you are not a victim; you have the ability to create the life you desire. You’re already worthy of it — you just have to believe it.
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