“If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.”
– Anna Quindlen
“Here’s the truth: you are good enough and worthy of love simply because you exist.”
– Abbey Kay
“Remember, you have been criticising yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.”
– Louise L. Hay
“If you find yourself craving approval, you are low on self-love. Stop grasping for a few scraps wherever you can. Go home and make yourself a feast. Love yourself deeply today.”
– Vironika Tugaleva
The sun will come out, and I can be happy again. I can and do love myself, somewhere deep inside. If I constantly make decisions on how good it’ll look to other people, then I’ll never be happy because I’m never making decisions on what I truly want.
I’ve always defined myself by what other people have thought of me, and no matter who you are, that will never lead to happiness. I’ve always worked to show people my potential and prove them wrong, but I don’t need to, they can think what they like about me (which they probably don’t even do anyway) I just need to be happy in myself.
There’s a lot of people who I’d like to prove wrong, that I’m not easy and I’m not boring, needy and attention seeking. That I’m not that smart or that confident. Not worthy of loving. But I heard them say that because I think exactly the same and I can’t forgive myself for making mistakes or being imperfect. Believing all of those things myself is the damaging part.
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but my own words are the only thing that will hurt me.