Celebrate YOU — Give Yourself Some Credit

It’s a celebration; a self-love affair. A life achievement ceremony, and the guest of honor is YOU.

It’s so easy to get caught up in life. In the constant litany of things to do, places to go, people to see. Others need your attention; they need your help. Your focus quickly becomes external.

It’s also easy to set high expectations for yourself and then become disappointed when you don’t reach them, just barely reach them or only slightly exceed them. Holding yourself to incredibly high standards. I know, I understand, I’ve been there.

All too often in life we forget to stop and appreciate ourselves. I understand you’ve fallen short of the vision of perfection you set for yourself, but maybe you can cut yourself a little slack? Sure there’s more you could do, a better person you could be and more success you could attain. And maybe you’ve even disappointed others and let yourself down. But, that doesn’t have to be your limiting story. That doesn’t have to keep you stuck in a place of constant discipline with yourself.

When you have a personal victory, no matter how small and insignificant it may seem, it’s important to acknowledge yourself for what you’ve done. It’s important to appreciate yourself. Become your own #1 fan.

Personal satisfaction isn’t external secured; instead it’s internally gained. Constantly seeking validation, appreciation and approval from others is an unfulfilling, insecure way to live. Stop waiting for someone to tell you you’re enough and start knowing you inherently already are. True self-love is a process and it starts and grows through personal recognition; through the ability to administer self-love. The more you can celebrate yourself in an integrity-based, non-egotistical way, the greater your capacity for self-love. As your self-love authentically grows you’ll see it reflected in your relationships with others, in your relationship with yourself and in your life.

Watch. Increasing your capacity to love yourself multiples your capacity to love others.

You are one-of-a-kind amazing and you deserve uninhibited, unlimited self-love.

Candra Adia is a life coach, writer and motivational speaker. She loves helping individuals who want to be entrepreneurs get past their internal blocks to take the first step. She resides in Los Angeles. Connect with her on Facebook or watch her videos on YouTube.

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