You'd be surprised how many people don't like themselves.
When you like you, you show up in the world with enormous self-confidence, peace and love.And that healthy self-awareness is attractive. Call it the spirit of attraction. People are pulled to you as they feel your warm, magnetic glow. Wow! That's influence. That's leadership.
Effective leaders emanate that strong, positive sense of self. They make no apologies for standing in their space of power. They inspire followers to do the same.
Meantime, weak, ineffective leaders work to squash the strength of others around them. They use control and command to smother the light of those whose skills, talents and genius might intimidate or "show them up." Know any bosses or supervisors like that?
Back in my days in the Army Reserve, I had a drill sergeant who was a weak leader with a weaker mind. Once, I pushed back on an academic argument he made in class while answering a question I posed. He must have felt I embarrassed him. So he tried to publicly humiliate me by barking an insult to assert his power over an "uppity" teenage Private First Class. I honored my worth. So the sting of his insult didn't last long.
When you honor your worth you'll be less prone to sheepishly seek out approval, validation and self-definition from others around you.I once had a friend who was the sheepish kind. She sought affirmation from without, not realizing that it is within where our strength and power lie.
Her self-image was molded by what people said about her. She was indecisive, double-minded, constantly living in a state of self-compromise.
She was quick to please everybody, slow to speak up and assert her right to her own opinion. She couldn't honor her worth because she did not know her intrinsic value. So, she taught people how to treat her; with less worth, less respect, less care.
Today, you be more care-full, more self-respectful, knowing you are fully worthy of more. Remember, your external value is determined by your internal worth. And you'll demonstrate that outwardly in how you honor and treat your sacred self .
Honor your worth for you are worth it! So go ahead. Throw that party. And, as William Purkey once said, Dance like nobody's watching, Love like you've never been hurt Sing like nobody's listening And live like it's heaven on earth