Self love without self awareness is useless.
People seem to think that loving yourself and bettering yourself and your existence can’t go hand in hand. But the exact opposite is true.
If you love yourself, isn’t it imperative that you do all that you can to evolve and grow as a person?
We could delve much deeper than weight loss and physical appearance but let’s just keep the theme with that I speak the most about. You can love yourself. A lot. And still want to change things.
For example- I really love myself because I’m strong, good at Jiu jitsu and all that jazz. And, as many already know, it has taken me a LONG time to actually be happy with myself. BUT I am constantly trying to improve my physique, my athletic abilities, etc. Because that’s what I want and that is what I think my body deserves.
That’s called growth. And if your body goals are important to you, there should be no shame in achieving those goals!
On other topics, you can be proud of your intellectual abilities, financial status, family status- whatever the case may be- but it is STILL okay to want to grow.
Example- I am very happy with my career as it stands. I am very happy with the knowledge I have acquired over the years. Does that happiness and being proud of what I built mean that I am done? That I don’t strive to reach even higher goals, both fiscally and mentally? Absolutely not!
Wanting more does not mean that you don’t appreciate what you already have.
Again, wanting more does NOT mean that you don’t appreciate what you already have!
It means that you are self aware enough to know you are capable of doing and being more.