Accepting Yourself

Self-love, self-respect, self-worth…there is a reason they all start with “self”.
You cannot find them in anyone else.

Recently, via one of my blogs, I was anonymously asked if I could “share some tips on self acceptance.”
Self-acceptance is a very controversial topic in our generation.

Personally, I’d never had an issue with self acceptance growing up.
It wasn’t until I was a bit older, then did I begin to feel the impact of “standing out,” and not “fitting in.”
I began wanting to belong in clicks and groups of people because I felt they would help me accept myself — by someone else accepting me, I felt that I would accept myself.

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The definition of self-acceptance is: the acceptance of self in spite of deficiencies; an individual’s satisfaction or happiness with self.

People tend to forget that self-acceptance is about self and not about others.
Self.
Acceptance.
Is.
About.
Accepting.
Yourself.

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Below is both the question and answer to this person’s question.
In responding to them, like any good question would, I had to dig a little deep to give, what I believe was, a good and honest answer.

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Ultimately, whether it be self-love, self-respect, self-worth/value, or self-acceptance, it all beings with you.
At the end of the day, we begin and end with ourselves.

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