What Are The Benefits Of Self Gratitude?
Why Self Gratitude Is Good?
Reasons Why Self Gratitude Can Change Your Life.
: The Importance Of Self-Gratitude
Our topic now is Self-Gratitude and why it is one of the most important things that we can do to be able to move forward in life. Most of the time in our lives, we are not grateful for who we are. Many people usually beat themselves up. I probably still do more than I should. But when I started learning to forgive myself and to be grateful for who I am and what I’ve done, and think about the good things about myself, I was actually able to get more and more confident in myself.
That’s probably the number one secret for you and for anyone who is challenged in terms of putting yourself out there. Usually,
we don’t put ourselves out there because we are afraid of what other people think about us. What I want to propose to you now is this, your perception of yourself is usually what you perceive others perceive of you. So your perception of yourself is actually a perception of a perception. Now the question is how real is that perception? So think about if you’re with someone and you perceive that they perceive you as smart or as good looking or as intelligent or as funny, you tend to behave in that way. You tend to behave in a smart way. You tend to behave with more confidence about the way you look. You tend to behave funny if you think that that person finds you funny. You try to be more of a comedian, create some more jokes. But if you’re always with someone who you think doesn’t like you or someone who thinks you might be stupid or someone who thinks that you’re not funny, you’ll behave that way. So the realities are, you’re behaving as who you truly are or are you behaving to a perception of a perception?
When you go back and you actually start being grateful for who you are and really anchoring that in being sure that you know, I’m grateful for what I’ve done, I’m grateful for this. And you forgive yourself for the mistakes. Imagine how much confidence you would have in yourself if you are, first of all, forgiving yourself and being grateful for yourself. We all know this. We all know that in life, you are going to make mistakes and those mistakes that we make are the lessons that we have to get to the point of success that we want to achieve.
Now, if we are not being grateful for the mistakes that we do, for the good things that we do, how are we going to build that self-confidence? How are we going to build the person that we want to be? Because at the end of the day, it is your duty to build who you want to be. You’re the only one that has the power to be able to build who you want to be. You’re the only one that has the opportunity to say, “Hey, I want to be that person who I have to be. What do I have to do? What behaviours, what beliefs? What attributes do want me to have to be able to become this person that I want to be?” And then being grateful for actually having that foresight, that goal, and then being grateful for all the great things that you have.
Most of us today, we are not grateful for what we have and who we are as a person. And this is why whenever we screw up, whenever we fuck up or when something suddenly doesn’t go our way, then what we do is we’ve made ourself up. We are our biggest critics most of the time. So what I want to propose to you today is very, very simple. Why spend your life in sadness when you can easily spend your life in happiness and to be able to do that, you have to be grateful for who you are and accept love in your heart from those that are giving you that love.
This is something that I’ve actually started doing because all my life I’ve always been giving, giving, giving. But I never actually allowed myself to receive the love from those that care about. And then when I started becoming grateful for who I am, I actually opened myself up to accept a love that surrounds me. Not just giving, but also receiving them. We can still be truthful, we can still be authentic. We can still be congruent internally and externally, but also be mindful. When you are the best version of you, you can be the best version of yourself, but do that externally and internally and be grateful for who you are as a person. Be grateful for all the things that you have done in life, even the mistakes that got you to where you are today. Because through the personal self of gratitude, you are going to open yourself up to so many opportunities that you would usually be closed to because you are not grateful for who you are as a person.
So that’s it for me guys. Just remember, be grateful for who you are. Thank you very much. Gratitude is the best way to open up your heart and be grateful for who you are first and then be grateful for what you have in life. Your only limitation is the one that you set in your mind.