Thought of the Day: Self-Acceptance and Self-Improvement


“It’s not worth our while to let our imperfections disturb us always” – Henry David Thoreau

“Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them” – Albert Einstein

I think that a part of the psychological Being is the balance between self-acceptance and self-improvement. This balance sometimes corresponds with your past self and your future self. Both require learning. Learn to accept those past mistakes, past choices, and past actions. Learn to accept, embrace, and see the beauty of your body and its inner workings. Learn to see the good parts about yourself. But at the same time, don’t become complacent or idle. Learn to detect those areas of your psychology or your life that you can improve on, whether its to become healthier, more motivated, kinder, more helpful, maybe even to learn acceptance, and so on. Then act on those musings. Don’t be extreme, just take courage and be persistent. The balance between self-acceptance and self-growth corresponds with your present self. Every day you can make a choice to learn to accept yourself and learn to grow. It’s up to you to decide what you will accept and what you will improve on. But I would advise you to do one or the other, because not to accept or not to work on those parts of yourself that you feel negative about only invites that negativity to stay.


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