Love Yourself First And The Rest Of The World Will Follow

 Štefan Štefančík
Štefan Štefančík

You have to love yourself.

Seems pretty simple to write down, but much harder to apply in your daily life.

Let me tell you why it’s so important that you try your best to achieve it.

You are the only one who can dictate the direction of your life and where you will go, as well as who you will become. Self confidence is so vital to your growth and your overall well-being. The world is full of naysayers and people who will do anything they can to dull your light.

Loving yourself and investing in your own growth and value is the most important thing you can do. Become the best version of yourself. Do things that scare you, every day. Live the most bold life you can imagine.

Be content with who you are and the path you are currently on, love the parts of you that are good and also those that are not so good. Work everyday to improve those not so desirable parts. Give yourself time, patience and lead-way to make mistakes. Learn from those mistakes, do better the next time around.

Your days are numbered, all of ours are. You have to make each one count. Don’t look around at others and compare yourself to their successes and their growth. It is all too easy to scroll through social media feeds and yearn for the kind of life you see others living through the screen. Don’t do it.

Don’t get distracted. Your journey is your own. You are on your own beautiful, amazing path. It is up to you to shape it however you see fit. You have the choice every morning to wake up and keep going, keep pushing yourself to become someone you aspire to be.

There are SO many things in this life that will make you second guess yourself. So many things to be afraid of and cautious about that almost make you want to run and hide instead of strive to pursue your goals and dreams.

Let nothing scare you to the point that you quit out of fear. Let fear motivate you, and push through that fear to achieve things you didn’t think you were capable of.

You are alive, and you are you. You are the only you around. The only version of yourself that will ever exist. Be proud of that. Do something valuable with it.

Love yourself, the rest of the world will follow. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

I have big hair and big dreams, a dog named Pickles, and plenty of great advice to give you that I probably won’t take myself.

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