At this time of year, I often write about the subject of love in the workplace, from loving your work to loving your co-workers. Today I’m going to bring the message even closer to home – loving yourself. At some point, most of us discover the essential truth that we must love ourselves before we can fully access our inner resources and maximize our potential. I recently learned that February 13th is International Self Love Day, created to educate and inspire people about the importance of loving yourself.
Food for Thought ~
There are certainly satisfactions, large and small, in being a leader, but the challenges of leadership are many and ever-changing. To safeguard ourselves from self-limiting or self-sabotaging behaviors and overworking, we must love ourselves. A corollary to self love is believing in ourselves, in our basic abilities and the values we uphold.
“Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” e.e.cummings, American poet
Question of the day ~
Where are you on the continuum of self love and believing in yourself?