Does it feel ok inside for you to be proud of yourself, the way you live and what you stand for?
I think a lot of the time we are told not to be, not to give ourselves the love we deserve, but opening that door and allowing yourself to be proud of you, to believe in you, may just be what you are looking for, and if that is the case it could be right at your finger tips!
If there is something stopping you from being proud of yourself, what is it? Is it certain areas of your life you want to improve, is it past mistakes, or maybe fear of what thinking in a completely new way would mean for how you see yourself, the image you have become comfortable with?
Past mistakes or struggles don’t have to bring you down. They are a part of your growth for the better; you can appreciate them for that. Being scared of changing your view of the world, your view of yourself, and the vision you have become accustom to does not have to stop you from changing your perspective anyway. In great risk there is often great reward. Being uncomfortable with changes can really be viewed as growing pains, and who knows you may find those growing pains very worthwhile in the long run.
Celebrate what feels good to you and change or learn from what does not, and that is the best gift you can give yourself. We are always evaluating what makes sense for our own lives. It is OK to change your mind along the way, to be open to new growth and change, and you can find happiness in that.
Take a risk, believe in yourself, and give yourself forgiveness for what you have not yet, making room for new growth, just as you would do for those you love most in your life.
You ARE worth the risk!
What is something about yourself that makes YOU proud? Please share in the comments.