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How To Love Yourself: The First Step To Success

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How To Love Yourself: The First Step To Success

BY Christopher Gramuglia

How To Love Yourself: The First Step To Success

When it comes to game, guys have a tendency to do things out of order. They run out into the field, expecting to crush it with women, yet they skip one crucial, preliminary step.

Guys don’t ever see the need to work on themselves. Being able love yourself first, will make it much easier for you to get women interested in you. Sure, you can fake self love, and some girls may fall for it.

Ultimately, though, you’ll never become truly self-actualized or natural with women, unless you can honestly believe the following statement: “I love myself.”

We’re not talking about being narcissistic or arrogant. It’s more of a pervading feeling of knowing that you can do anything, be anything and that you are the kind of guy that women want to date.

Knowing how to love oneself is a mindset and nothing more. However, your mindset can affect a number of different things about you. It can hurt your posture, your outlook and even your tone of voice.

It takes some time to change your thinking patterns, but there are a ton of ways to love yourself, and change your outlook on game that only involve a few modifications to your day to day life.

It takes action, and involves more than just sitting around wondering: how can I love myself? You’ll have to do things that make you uncomfortable a first, but they’ll benefit you in the long run.

How To Love Yourself First

It’s far too easy to become the kind of person that wants to please everyone. It’s actually a good quality for a person to have, but over time it can cause problems in your psyche.

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You have to eventually realize that you are the most important person in your life. There’s a big difference between being selfish and realizing it’s okay to love yourself.

If you ever start to lose faith in yourself, or think that you aren’t worth your own time, just remember the following:

  • I’m the most important person to me.
  • I love myself.
  • I can help others and still work on myself.
  • It’s okay to make time for myself.

For someone who doesn’t love themselves, these things can be hard to swallow, but for your long-term mental health and your confidence with women, they are totally essential.

How To Love Yourself More

If you’re struggling with ways to love yourself, it could take some introspection. Try to be aware of your own thoughts. It’s important to remember, that we aren’t our thoughts.

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Our brains are sometimes taught to worry or think negatively about things, and we may not always be aware that this is happening. Over time it can affect us and dominate our day to day life.

The key is to do things that make you feel good. Remember your talents and develop them to the best of your ability. Focus on the attributes that make you special, and avoid obsessing about the ones that don’t.

No one is perfect, but everyone also has something that makes them unique, talented and original. Find out what that is, and stick with it. As a side-note, try to make it something other than picking up girls.

Game is important to be a well-rounded guy, but it isn’t the end all be all to being a man. A man has passions that get him out of bed in the morning. This is what makes him confident and self-assured.

Self-Love And Following Your Bliss

Men (and people in general) face a lot of obstacles in becoming the people they want to be. Our parents, our friends, and even our girlfriends sometimes try to fit us into boxes and make us into people we don’t want to be.

The answer is to follow your bliss. You may have heard the phrase before, but that’s because it’s one of the quickest ways to love yourself. If you have an idea of who you want to be, then go be it.

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A lot of people will try and talk you out of it, or tell you that you can’t live your dream, but these kinds of people are the ones that will always get in the way of you loving yourself.

You have to be able to tune them out, and stay on your path. It may be scary, but doing the thing that makes you you, will always be less scary than being something someone else wants you to be.

Now Is The Time: How To Start Loving Yourself

You may have spent your whole life wondering how to get more confident and believe in yourself more. Well, guess what? It’s time to change. You shouldn’t waste another day.

Life is short. It may not seem like it is, but before you know it, you’ll be old and crusty, wishing you did all the things you always wanted to do. The good news is that it isn’t too late to go and do them if you start now.

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Climb a mountain. Get your pilot’s license. Go approach a ten. It doesn’t matter what it is. If you want to really start to love yourself, you have to start taking chances in life. You might not succeed at all of them.

But that’s ok. The key is maintaining perspective. Failure is only a bad thing if you interpret it that way. If you look at it like the end of the world, then it’ll hurt. If you view it as a learning experience, it won’t.

It’s very hard to love yourself when you beat yourself up over your shortcomings or situations where things don’t go well. Instead just go with the flow, enjoy life, and a chance once in a while.

I Love Myself: Your New Mantra

Positive self-talk can have incredible effects on your mental help. It may seem a little weird to do at first, but repeating positive phrases to yourself once a day is a good idea.

You can come up with your own affirmations. Just make sure they’re positively phrased, and that they focus on self-love. Here are some you can use as well:

  • I can do anything.
  • I have unlimited potential.
  • Nothing can stand in my way.
  • I’m awesome.

I know, it seems nuts to have to talk to yourself on a daily basis, but over time you’ll see how much it changes your point of view. Think of it as teaching your brain to work differently.

Loving Yourself: The First Step To Being Loved

You can’t get really good at game unless you love yourself. You have to be able to forgive yourself for mistakes, and wake up every day believing it’s going to be better than the one before.

Guys that can’t do this can really only fake good game. They might have some success, but ultimately they won’t be able to have healthy relationships. This doesn’t just apply to your interactions with women.

Confident people tend to be more social, and are able to love others more honestly. You may just want to be able to get a girl’s phone number or make out in a bar, but it all starts with how you feel about yourself.

It’s subtle, sure, but women can pick up on your sense of self-worth. Don’t be in a rush. If you’ve been feeling down about yourself, and it’s been affecting your life take care of it first.

Then, and only then, will you really be able to take your social life, your career, and your dating to the next level.

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Christopher Gramuglia

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Chris is a writer, photographer and holds a master's degree in creative writing. He is working on a novel about dating in the digital age, and is an expert on topics like social dynamics and how to navigate the modern dating scene.

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