Successful people love themselves!
WHY?. Because they know they have what it takes to succeed. Or if they don't, they research what they need to do to be successful. Successful people are not afraid of hard work and sacrifice to accomplish their goals. They also know it is impossible to be perfect 100% of the time.
People who value success don't want to be perfect! Perfection is boring and robs you of the experience of becoming resilient and overcoming life's challenges with gusto.
Driven and dedicated, successful people enjoy both the capture and chase (Grit). They have an unwavering devotion and commitment to their goals. Successful people understand
and embrace failure, learn from it, grow from it, and discover what NOT to do the next time.
Each time they get back up they are better equipped to overcome roadblocks and obstacles to success. They also become super focused on their hopes, dreams, and goals, and care less and less about the opinions of others who have no working knowledge or experience of their industry or what it takes to be successful in their field.
Successful people just don't have time. We all get the same number of hours each day. Successful people learn to delegate the stuff they don't want to do, so they have time to create, focus on their passions, and make time for their friends and family.
Success is that deep-down belief in YOU, that you possess the skills and abilities to be successful or that you have the capacity to learn skills, improve your services, and achieve your goals even when faced with adversity.
Why Successful People Love Themselves More
Successful people have had to overcome something in their lives. They have learned to think on their feet, get creative, and adapt to life circumstances. As a result, they have developed a strong sense of resiliency, adaptability, and a belief in themselves.
Struggling is part of the human adult condition. If we can't overcome struggles or believe it is possible, we give up. It really is that simple.
Now, some struggles are much harder than others, and some people have had more access to tools and resources along the way. Even so, all successful people have had to overcome, embrace, or accept something challenging in their lives.
Why do perfectionistic type A students become overwhelmed when they get a B or a C? Because it is the first time they haven't succeeded at something. When we don't get the results we expect, it feels disappointing and uncomfortable. When everything comes easy, it's overwhelming when we have to actually work at something because our performance is below our expectations.
Successful people don't need to be perfect... they just need to keep striving to learn from their mistakes and do better. They value progress over perfection and know part of the joy of accomplishing goals is the ride getting there.
So, what is self-love?
Loving yourself is...
prioritizing your needs over the needs of others
avoiding/limiting enmeshed or codependent relationships
understanding you need to like yourself enough to show compassion and love for other people
nourishing your body with tasty foods it wants, needs, and loves
staying away from foods that may your tummy rebel (constipation, diarrhea)
investing in your own happiness
exploring lessons learned from the past and forgiving yourself
showing up as your true authentic self at the risk of being rejected
Successful people love themselves more because they appreciate the process and allow themselves space to make mistakes. They also believe they will eventually succeed at achieving their goals.
Sara Minges is a former therapist, consultant, life coach, mentor, blogger, author, and Founder of Wonder Woman Rising.. She has 20 years of experience helping people love themselves, and unleash their personal power. She lives in Nashville with her two ginger cats, Honey and Tazzy.
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