In this short article, I will discuss how important self-acceptance is and how you can improve your life by accepting who you are. It is so important because if you do not accept yourself for who you really are you will create a number of problems in your life. Some of these problems are internal affecting you personally and some will affect how others treat you
Why Self-acceptance is so Important
Let’s quickly look at some of these problems:
Low self-esteem – denying who you are or being blind to what you really want means you may suffer from low self esteem
Living a lie – if you do not accept yourself you may push yourself to be what you are not and the result is a false life. If you feel that you are living a life which is not, you perhaps you have this problem.
Unhappiness – connected to the last two points because you will not be enjoying life as you are ignoring your inner voice and your heart
Becoming a victim – if you do not accept yourself you may believe what others tell you and become a victim
No trust in yourself – low self-confidence can follow when you are unsure of who you are and what you want
What happens when you accept yourself for who you are?
Self-acceptance means that you understand who you are and where your strengths and weaknesses lie. You know what you want. This will allow you to be comfortable with your place in the world.
If you can build your self-confidence you will live a life free of self-criticism and you can begin to face the challenges in your life and succeed. Imagine being at ease with people, being able to speak in public and feel good about yourself, no more shyness or fear.
If you accept yourself, you can also value yourself and tell others
“There is no satisfaction that can compare with looking back across the years and finding you’ve grown in self-control, judgment, generosity, and unselfishness.” – Ella Wheeler Wilcox Click To Tweet
“There is no satisfaction that can compare with looking back across the years and finding you’ve grown in self-control, judgment, generosity, and unselfishness.” – Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Blessings! ~ Bertie