I know who you will be with for the rest of your life.
I’m going to let you in on who it is in just a sec. First, I need you to answer a few questions. The answer to these questions will tell you the “who” you are going to be with forever.
Don’t start sweating. This is not a test. The questions are easy… well for now they are.
1. Who do you spend all of your time with? I’m talking about that one person you can never get away from.
2. Who needs to be at their best to physically and emotionally to support you?
3. Who knows all your secrets and deepest thoughts?
How did you answer? Did you say your best friend or maybe your girlfriend or boyfriend? Did you figure out who it is yet?
Here it is, the big reveal!
The answer to all three questions is YOU.
YOU will be with you for the rest of your life.
Think about that for a minute. It’s important to understand that. Think about how you treat yourself.
Time for some more questions. The first few were easy, so let’s get onto the tough ones.
You can start sweating now.
1. Do you treat yourself the way you would treat your best friend?
2. Do you disrespect or talk down to yourself?
3. Do you go after your dreams?
This time I cannot give you the answers. Only you have the answers to these questions. If you answered no to any of these questions then here comes the hardest question of all.
I’m not trying to get all deep in this post, so here’s the point: YOU matter and YOU are important. A great way to start loving yourself is to treat yourself like you would treat your best friend. If you wouldn’t talk down to or make fun of your friend, don’t talk down to yourself. If you would encourage a friend to go after their dreams, encourage yourself. If you believe in your friend, believe in yourself. Make YOU your best friend.
Respect, love, and treat yourself well.
If you don’t like you right now, learn to like you, learn to love you. Think of it this way: you are stuck with yourself so you might as well be with someone you like.
The bonus of loving yourself: no matter what happens in your life, no matter who comes in or walks out of your life, YOU will always be there. You can always have your back.
Give yourself a hug and get to know yourself.
– NBL V –