Too often we are our own worst enemy, and our harshest critic.
There has always been a lot of pressure to follow the golden rule:
“Treat others the way you want to be treated”
The irony is… we are rarely as hurtful to others as we are to ourselves.
We say the nastiest, most unkind things to ourselves. Things we would never dare utter aloud to anyone else.
It’s time to stop the harsh words and eliminate the judgment. It’s time to give ourselves the same benefit of the doubt, the same caring support, the same kindness that we give others.When we do that, we lift ourselves up and begin to see ourselves with new eyes. We start to recognize our best qualities instead of our perception of our worst qualities. We start to acknowledge that we do have strengths and skills and contributions to make. We see that in fact, we do a lot of things right and we have valuable contributions to make. Our world starts to look a little brighter and our results start to improve. We start attracting more of what we want in our life and releasing what has been holding us back.
Embracing the golden rule is good. It’s the golden rule! Embracing the inverted golden rule is good too! By treating ourselves the way we want others to treat us we bring out our best self every day — and you can’t go wrong with that!