Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Things You Should Be Able To Say About Yourself : 2

2.  I am proud of myself.

You are your own best friend and your own biggest critic.  Regardless of the opinions of others, at the end of the day the only reflection staring back at you in the mirror is your own.  Accept everything about yourself – EVERYTHING!  You are you and that is the beginning and the end – no apologies, no regrets.

It's true, I am me, and I am very proud to be me. I'm a little conceited in a self-preservation way, but then again, I usually just show it with people who need to be told off, or jokingly with the people who really know and understand me. There are times, though - I will be honest - that I feel that I don't know who I am, or I don't like myself. Obviously that's when I'm in an extremely low mood, and I'm stuck in a pit of gloom. I understand that much about myself.  I am me, but sometimes I need to apologize for me, because, and despite my supercool act of perfection, I'm not perfect. 
I think underneath it all, I'm so proud of myself, I get carried away and that's when I learn that I have so much more to learn. That's where the apology aspect comes in. I'm not apologizing for being me, I am apologizing for my behaviour, which stems from my thoughts and therefore is still part of me. 
See, I am totally my best friend and I'd say biggest critic, ... but I can think of someone else who can do that job, and does. :p But yeah, I know when to examine myself for flaws. Not always, but I'm open to the idea that I need to. Sometimes emotions get in the way (when don't they?), and I find myself reacting in ways I shouldn't or in ways I don't understand why. But I do try to do everything with a good heart, and I can proudly say I'm learning. 
People who are proud of themselves tend to have passions in life, feel content and set good examples for others.  It requires envisioning the person you would like to become and making your best efforts to grow.
During a conversation yesterday, the idea that "you cannot truly and completely love someone else until you love yourself" came out. On an aside, it's ironic, because later on last night, I somehow came across an image with that quote (not verbatim). I'm proud of myself, and part of being proud of myself is being able to become a person of strength and pride for those closest to my heart. 

 
Being proud isn’t bragging about how great you are; it’s more like quietly knowing that you’re worth a lot.  It’s not about thinking you’re perfect – because nobody is – but knowing that you’re worthy of being loved and accepted.  All you have to do is be yourself and live the story that no one else can live – the story of your own unique life.  Be proud, be confident, you never know who has been looking at you wishing they were you.


2 comments:

  1. I am proud of myself pls, but not always, sometimes I can be a real nutcase. :ehm

    and I'm definitely not my best friend Lol

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