So never take from yourself. You are on the field and playing the game and that is the win.
People ask me all the time, like, what’s been the secret to your success. How have you figured it out? How have you made it 12 years? How have you overcome? Why does it seem so easy for you now? When it was so hard?
Falling in love with yourself
A couple of years ago, and god it stings every single time. And the really, simple answer is that now I determine the success of my day based on how I see myself in for 33 years of my life. 10 years of my life as an entrepreneur, 12 years of my life as a Marine, there was one person that I was in a relationship with that I treated like dirt. I was mean to, I was an asshole too. And I disrespected immensely and that was myself. If I had to boil down the absolute key.to my success and the secret to me being where I am today, it has been self love, self forgiveness, and literally falling in love with myself every single day.
And this is such a prevalent topic. Never take from yourself. You are on the field and playing the game. That is the win. The fact that you’re listening, the fact that you are building your dreams, planning your dreams, thinking about your dreams for reflecting, learning, growing, standing up, progressing. As long as you are actively taking a step forward every day, whether it’s one step, a thousand steps, whether it’s a two inch step or a two mile run, you’ve already won the game. You are on the field and playing, and that is the win. This game is won by practice and play. Not by crossing a finish line. You don’t want to cross the finish line in life, trust me because then you end up six feet under.
So that means everything before that is a gift. And it’s something you get to practice and play with every single day. So never take from yourself. You are on the field and playing the game and that is the win.
So here’s what I want you to do. I want you to get out a pen and a piece of paper, the ideal, the actual tactile, the feeling of writing makes a big difference. And I want you to set a timer for five minutes. Now, when you set this timer, you can’t do anything else except write on this paper.
You are going to compliment yourself in writing for five minutes and I mean, write down every compliment you can. I think of, and this is important if you get stuck. Stay stuck and write more. Think about everything. Compliment yourself on your toes, your shoes, right. Things like you make baby smile or animals. Love being you like pick one, do it. You have a giant heart. I love the way that your breath smells. You have the most beautiful eyes. You are going to spend five minutes. You can stop early. You have to do the entire five minutes. And then when you’re done. For bonus points, I challenge you to take a picture of it and share it online, share it with others, to inspire them and to motivate them and for you to make it real on how much you love yourself.
So remember you should never take from yourself. You are on the field and playing the game and that is the win.
You are a Gift!
So I want you to spend five minutes today with a pen and a piece of paper, and I want you to write down every single compliment that you can think of to fill your tank and then bonus points. Go for it! I do this all the time, posted and proudly proclaimed to the world how amazing you are, because you are fucking amazing. You are a gift. You are here. There is nobody else, but you, you are the only you. You are the only one with that heart. You are the only one with that soul. You are the only one with that wisdom and you are here and I need you to remind yourself on how amazing and how special we are. Literally every time I walked by the mirror, I practiced telling myself that I love myself. I practice telling myself that I love myself.
I want to share a book. And the book is titled” Love yourself, Like your life depends on” it by Kamal Ravikant.
So spend five minutes, complimenting yourself on paper, on writing, read it out loud, post it and own it, and then put it into practice. I want you to do this do this every day, do this when you need it, come back to it. When you need a moment of inspiration, come back to when you need a reminder. This is one of the secrets that will guarantee your success because you get to be in a relationship with you for the rest of your life, whether you like it or not. So you might as well enjoy it and love it and make it the best one that you can have and watch what happens when you’re done.