Allow me to ask you a quick question. What do you appreciate about yourself? Think about that for a few seconds. OK. Got it? Now, let’s move on to my next question. What do you appreciate about another person? It could be anyone. Just stop and think for a second. Here’s the trick to the questions…if you are like most people, answering the question about the other person is a lot easier than answering the question about yourself.
The truth is that we always find certain things that we admire about other people easier and faster than we find those things within ourselves. Do you know why? It’s because of our powers of observation. We spend most of our time observing others. We spend a very limited amount of time observing ourselves.
The good news is that no matter who you are, you are that other person to someone else…and that means someone admires something about you. So, if someone else sees the good in you, then you should be able to see it in yourself. The question then becomes, why can’t you see the good in yourself that other people see?
Two of the main reasons is that you may think other people have it easier or maybe they are better than you. Of course, the truth is that it’s not easier. They are not better. They have the same battles as you. They are just as strong or weak as you are relative to their lives, but because we admire others, we accept them.
So, from this point on…let’s take our personal power. Let’s start accepting ourselves. Let’s give ourselves the same benefit, the same love, the same respect as we give the other person. There is no secret that you have greatness inside of you. You definitely see greatness outside of you. Greatness is always exemplified by others, but we need to exemplify our own individual greatness by believing in ourselves and loving ourselves.
Think of it this way, to become above average you have to learn to grow your greatness. And you grow your greatness by accepting yourself – by accepting your responsibility to yourself, and by accepting that whatever you admire in the other person is locked deep down within yourself and appreciation of your mind and attitude are the only keys to unlock your full potential.
Inspired Visions Point of Power: Admire others. Appreciate self.
~Be Inspired and Live You!
-Coach Dwayne L.
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