I always say the first step is awareness. Becoming aware of yourself and how you play a role in your life will help you accept yourself and others. It will help you take on each challenge with a certain determination to grow and evolve. When you keep denying your involvement, you deny yourself the opportunity to learn and grow. Why do we find it so hard to own our shit? Why are we scared to look within ourselves and take accountability for our thoughts and actions? You control these, not others.
So I ask each one of you to truly reflect on who you are (issues and all) and what role you are playing in your own life. Do you let others think, speak or act for you? OR Do you accept who you are and think, speak and act how you want to? In order to grow and make positive changes in your life you must be aware and accept who you are! Love yourself, flaws and all. Don't you know...imperfections make things unique and beautiful!
The next time your are having a bad day or something did not go as planned and you feel your life spiraling down, stop and reflect on what part you played and how you can learn from this in order to change the outcome in the future. The best advice I have ever been given is...ACT WITHOUT EXPECTATION! When we except things to happen in a certain way, we are setting ourself up for disappointment and heartache. Live in the moment and accept your role in the matter. Love yourself, act with good intentions and expect nothing...key to a happy life right there!