You Need to Love Yourself
Don't underestimate the importance of loving yourself.
In today's world, what you see is not what you get.
Social media is constantly shoving messages in your face. My message to you all today is that even when the world tells you that you're not enough, you are.
Loving yourself is not selfish. If you don't take care of yourself, you'll never get anything done! Don't underestimate the power of self-love, because no one can love you the way you need to love yourself.
Loving yourself sets high standards for your life. Loving yourself is owning everything you are, understanding you were created for a unique purpose, and knowing that God truly loves you.
What are you insecure about?
There are things you can and should change about yourself—you can work harder, become more fit, or you can study harder. However, the things that make you unique and special are often harder to change. The things that make you different might be making you feel insecure right now, but self-love is about being confident in your most unique qualities!
You are the only person like you on earth. We teach people how to treat us, from romance to our professional lives. How you treat yourself is the basis of how others treat you! If you have high standards for yourself, you'll have high standards for the people you surround yourself with.
No one is going to respect you if you don't respect yourself.
So don't settle!
There are people out there who deserve the best you, whether it's your colleagues, your friends, or your family.
I truly care about people, and I love seeing people turn their pain into power. I love seeing people turn the tables over and conquer their individual struggles.
The world will try to give you status and titles. The world will give you followers and wealth. Don't lose sight of what's most important! If you don't love yourself, none of what the world gives you matters.
If you feel like you've got nobody in your life, you've still got yourself. Self-love is freedom, so love yourself! Love yourself unconditionally and unapologetically. Love yourself completely.
When everything is going right in your life, that's easy. When everything is going well for you and you've got everything together, self-love is simple. But that's not how life works! When you feel at your worst and you're at rock bottom, that's when you need to truly love yourself.
Self-love isn't always easy. It's easy to tear ourselves down when things aren't going our way. You've got to persevere! You've got to power through. Appreciate that you've got breath in your lungs. Appreciate your life, however bad things might seem.
It all starts with you.