Approve of Yourself

It is just that simple, flaws, mistakes, wrong turns whatever judgments you press against yourself, drop them in favor of approving yourself.  Now that doesn’t mean you just continue on making the same mistakes, or that you ignore some character traits that need attention.  No, but it does mean, look at them and move one.  Press yourself upward in the consciousness toward higher energies of approval.  We were not meant to come to this earth and be perfect.  Far from it, but we were likely chosen to live here, now, during this time.  I know that is a scary thought that we may have chosen to live during these times, but what if it were true?  Some philosophers feel that this is, in fact, a time we choose to be a part of, the here and now.

Sometimes we feel like we’re not “approval material” because of our faults, or because of mistakes we have made.  That is not true, we are approved of right now just as we are.  No matter what weaknesses we have, no matter how many times we have tried and failed to overcome a bad habit and failed, we still are approval material.  By recognizing that we can approve of ourselves, we can move on with renewed energy.  Try this, when you get up in the morning, say, “I approve of myself.  I am my own best friend.  I will go out and be the best version of myself today that I can.”  Add some of your own approval statements, and then say them again at lunch, in the evening when you get home, and right before you go to bed.  If you’ll do this for a month, you will notice that your mood is lifted.  Those close to you will wonder what you’re doing, they may even say, somehow you’re different here lately.

If you start to tell yourself that you are approved, that you are bringing your best game every day, maybe falling short at times, but still pressing on with a good attitude, you will, in fact, be the best version of yourself.  When you make a mistake, pick yourself up from the “poor me” syndrome that Carolyn Myss so effectively talks about and rise up again.  You can give yourself not more than thirty-seconds to feel sorry for yourself and then say, I’m moving on from this.  Then go out and find the people, the connections, the materials that you need to move forward in your life.  Approve of yourself and you will find new energy that you never knew was there.

Yours for a Better Life,

Rich