MOTIVATION: Don't Wait for Someone Else to Validate You
We can’t help comparing ourselves to others sometimes, but if you’re constantly looking outwards, you won’t feel secure with who you are.
A strong #SelfConcept comes from within.
Sure, we all love to feel validated by others, particularly gaining positive opinions of people whom we love and respect. However, if you are finding yourself relying on what happens to you in a given day to decide how you should feel, this can lead you to have many highs and many lows, all dependent on what someone says to you or what happens to you in a given moment. And it can be very hard to form a stable sense of self that way.
Our world encourages you to look outwards for answers to yourself. But the truth is, you only need to look inwards to decide who you are, what you stand for, and how good you should feel about yourself.
If you make a commitment to live according to your highest values, then no matter what happens or what somebody says to you, your self concept will be unshakable. Because at the end of the day, you will know that you have done right by you, and that is a beautiful thing to celebrate. Whether you have naysayers in your life will bring you down, or whether you have had some difficult circumstances that make you question your own self-worth, start today to rely on your own opinions of yourself more than those of others. At the end of the day, that is all that matters. You can validate YOU. What is one thing you’ll do to be kind to yourself and strengthen your self-concept today?