What’s Love Got to Do With it…?
Strange title for a self-improvement blog post?
LOVE is probably one of the most important factors involved in improving oneself and so often it is overlooked by the gurus, who typically emphasize the need for:
- SETTING GOALS FOR YOURSELF.
- ELIMINATING BAD HABITS
- EVALUATE WHAT ISN’T WORKING
What is not discussed enough is the importance of a person understanding and relishing in the Love of Self. Social engineers have done a great job downgrading the reality of Personal Greatness and the Power from Within, which was granted to every human at Birth.
I have always felt blessed being taught at a very early age by my parents, relatives, and teachers that I was born into the Image and Likeness of Greatness. And my ‘job’ in life is to expand on that greatness through living a life of integrity, activity and action applied to self-directed goals.
Love of Self (a.k.a. self-love) sounds great, but what does it actually mean? How do we love ourselves and why does it matter? Self-love means that you accept yourself fully, treat yourself with kindness and respect, and nurture your growth and wellbeing. When you own love of self, you have an overall positive view of yourself. This doesn’t mean you feel positive about yourself all the time. We all have the time and place to be critical of decisions and action. The secret is in being forgiving to yourself when you mess up.
You cannot give that which you do not OWN. Love and Forgiveness must be owned by you in order to share with it with others.
I believe it is basic human nature to want to GIVE and in order to GIVE we must have the Gifts in our possession. So, my simple mindset says Love is the Greatest Gift and therefore we must have Love to GIVE. Don’t allow social engineers to tamp down that LOVE of Self that can grow daily. How can you assure that growth?
- Believe you were Born in the Image and Likeness of Greatness.
- Set personal goals to improve your God Given talents.
- And give thanks daily for the opportunity to accomplish those Goals.
- Saying positive things to yourself
- Forgiving yourself when you mess up
- Meeting your own needs
- Being assertive
- Not letting others take advantage of or abuse you.
- Prioritizing your health and wellbeing
I am always reminded of a poem I heard many years ago. The Guy In The Glass. by Dale Wimbrow in 1934. I recorded it years ago and re-listen often. Helps keep the mindset in focus. Feel free to download.
The Guy In The Glass
One more thing about LOVE. That LOVE we share with others NEVER DIES. I am experiencing that daily since the passing of my wife, soul mate and best friend in 2023.
Be sure to LOVE Yourself and Share that LOVE with others.
Please share your thoughts and experiences below