Robert Morley once said, “ To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness”
Words of a famous actor of his time…..
But why does everybody keep fixating on self-love? what exactly is self-love, and more importantly, how do we analyze if we have truly developed self-love or not?
Self-love is a state of appreciation of oneself, that grows from the actions we take that support our physical, psychological, and spiritual growth. In short, any action that we take for our growth generates a feeling of self-love in us, which is the key ingredient of our happiness.
How do our actions impact our feelings towards ourselves?
The answer lies in this simple diagram.
Self-love is born when an individual has developed
- Self Confidence
- Self Respect
- Self Esteem
When an individual finds these qualities within himself,
- He no longer depends on other people for support
- He experiences energy within himself that provides him with all the emotional support and motivation that he needs.
- He starts appreciating his struggles and the effort that he takes to overcome them. This feeling strengthens the sense of pride and admiration in oneself.
When this guy looks in the mirror, he feels inspired and motivated and so is the impact he has on other people.
Do you want to be like him?
Ask yourself, where do you stand concerning the above three qualities that generate self-love, and more importantly, where do you want to be?