Just before my birthday, a friend counseled me to look in the mirror often and tell myself how great I am and to acknowledge myself for all the things I accomplish each day. She asked me to actually list all the things I do and verbally pat myself on the back for them.
Then she made me think about how often I give myself credit for any of it. In truth, I don’t give myself credit often enough–if ever. I tend to be very hard on myself and always criticize myself for not getting enough done. Like most people, I feel I’m not good enough and I must always strive to be better in almost every area of my life.
Today I received a similar message in the form of a blog post. The author told me to be passionate about myself. He linked to a blog post with the same message. She said to celebrate yourself and toot your own horn.
Okay, I’m passing on the message. Today…and everyday…tell yourself you are wonderful. Stand in front of the mirror every morning and every evening and give yourself credit for every little and big thing you accomplished and say, “I am amazing. There is no one else like me on the planet. I am special. I am great. I accomplish a lot. I do wonderful things.”
Indeed, you are and you do. And so do I!