Could you love someone that you didn’t know?
My guess is that you probably could push yourself to do so. But it would be a struggle.
So since we’re creating a movement of women who are committed to loving ourselves, we must also be dedicated to knowing ourselves better. Completely. Because knowing yourself allows you to accept and love yourself.
So who are you?
No, really. Who are you?
I got some questions for you:
- What are you into?
- What’s your “thing”?
- What do you believe in?
- What’s important to you?
- What’s not important to you?
- When it comes down to it, what do you want your life to stand for?
- If you knew you had 6 months to live, how would you spend your last days on earth?
Knowing who you are and what you value helps you to weed out and filter through all the “stuff” that comes your way on a daily basis.
And most importantly, knowing yourself and your values stops you from judging yourself based on the opinions of other people. It frees your mind.
For example, I know that I value freedom, simple living, fairness, and knowledge. These values guide my decision making. So when well meaning people, for example, suggest things that they think will be of use to me, if these suggestions are not in line with my values, I simply don’t do them. Plain and simple. They are not for me. And when other people don’t live according to my values, I’m OK with that, too. They have their own life to live, just as I do.
I determine my worth. No one else gets this privilege. And the same goes for you. You determine your worth. Other people’s opinions belong to them, not you.
Listen, we each only get one life and we need to make sure that we honor it by being true to ourselves and not living the life that other people think you should live.
So here’s what I want you to do. Right now I want you to think about the three things that are most important to you. And in the comments section below, I’d like you to share your top three values with us.
Til next time.