Does this sound familiar?
For the longest time, there was a voice inside my head that continually told me that I wasn’t good enough, that I shouldn’t try anything new, that I was fundamentally flawed, that no one really liked me.
Any chance this voice speaks to you, too?
Deep down, I felt like everything I did that was good was a fluke, because I was constantly on the verge of being unmasked as a total loser. All the difficult things that were manifesting in my life (financial struggles, a heavier weight, too much drinking, etc.) reflected the fact that I didn’t know how to love myself.
Loving ourselves isn’t just a warm fuzzy thing that we might want to think about doing after we pay the bills and tuck the kids in at night. If we can’t figure out how to love ourselves, the rest of our journey is doomed. That’s why I put loving yourself front and center at the start of the Hero’s Journey in Author Your Life.
So how do you love yourself? How do you do this work? If you write nothing else in your story, write this:
[Your name] loves herself.
Even that simple act will unleash change. It’s where I started, because I didn’t know how to do anything else. I just wrote down that I loved myself. And slowly, gradually, I began to believe it. This is where it all started. It sounds deceptively simple, but it became the most important part of my story.
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