Learning how to love yourself can be one the most important things that you can do. We are taught about loving others and relying on external sources for love, comfort, security and motivation. But we are not taught that solely relying on others is a dangerous thing. What happens when the people you relied on are not there? Or when they decide to use this power against you? It is a very dangerous thing to give others so much power over your life. A person with this kind of power can make you or break you. One word from them can destroy your confidence. They can easily make you believe that you are not worthy of love from others. That you deserve to be mistreated. That you don’t know what is good for you. This is why you need to learn how to love yourself. It is one of the best ways of gaining confidence and knowing your self-worth and this will reflect in all areas of your life.
Let’s put it this way; because you are confident in who you are and know your self-worth, you will find yourself not worrying about what others think so you will put your own happiness first and live unapologetically. You will recognize that you need to create your own happiness, be the source of your strength and be your own motivator. You will not be afraid of relying on yourself, making your own decisions, taking risks or speaking up and setting boundaries when you feel disrespected. By loving yourself, you are setting a standard for how others will treat you. You will take back that power from them and finally live freely without others having control over how you live your life.