How To Love Yourself
I ask you guys a certain question quite a bit, but today, I decided to ask myself that question instead.
I asked myself, "Trent, do you really love yourself?"
Most people who answer this question say "yes" right off the bat. They respond without really thinking, and they don't take into account what self-love really is.
It isn't selfish to love yourself. The world is going to try to make you feel like you're less than what you should be when you prioritize yourself, but you owe it to yourself to tune out the noise. We're good at protecting other people, and we're good at loving other people. We're good at looking out for other people, but we don't do any of that for ourselves.
I want you to think about the person you love the most. Maybe it's your child, maybe it's your spouse, maybe it's a parent, or maybe it's a friend. You would probably do anything for them. You'd walk to the ends of the earth for that person.
Hold yourself to that same standard!
I talk a lot about the importance of never settling, and today's message is about how to stop settling for what you're providing for yourself. A lot of us accept less than we deserve from ourselves, and a lot of us don't practice real self-love.
What is self-love?
Self-love is when you show yourself respect. You honor yourself, you cherish yourself, and you set high standards for yourself. You understand your worth, and you pursue your goals every day because you know you can.
The longest journey starts with a single step. When you wake up tomorrow morning, I want you to repeat this mantra: "I'm going to treat my life with respect. I'm going to honor my body. I'm going to honor my health. I'm going to honor my dreams. I'm going to seize my day."
If you feel bogged down by the opinions of others, it's time for some self-love. It's time to practice better self-care. No more allowing external validation or a lack of it to determine the love that you have for yourself. Remember—you determine your circumstances, and you know what you're worth.
If someone's treating you like less than you're worth, whether it be a friend, partner, or employer; I want you to remember something.
You are in control.
Stop allowing people that don't care about you to make you care less about yourself. Your worth isn't based on what someone else sees in you. I want you to ask yourself a few questions. First, who are you? Second, what are you worth? Third, what are you going to do about it?
It all starts with you.