Success is only true success if it’s laced with fulfillment, happiness and inner peace.
You can have all the money, status, power, health and what social media classes as ‘success’ in the world, but if you’re not happy on the inside (que Tony Robbins quote) “Success without fulfillment is the ultimate failure”
Self-love is the ability to accept, and appreciate yourself for who you are – your past, flaws, achievements and all.
Only when you can truly say YES to appreciating yourself, and the journey you’ve been on to get to where you are, can you really begin to ground yourself with solid roots in your success.
Many professionals and successful people come to me questioning their success - are they worthy? Can they maintain it? What if people find out the truth that they’ve just managed to make it to where they are, and they have no idea how?!
Success without self-love can be a fast track ticket to the land of self-sabotage and imposter syndrome. Not a destination you want to be heading in if you want lasting, ever evolving success.
Ways to weave self love into success:
Celebrate your uniqueness – this boosts confidence and you’re more likely to show up authentically – making you more of a magnet for success. When you become more comfortable being yourself, you stop fearing judgment. Why? Because you are who you are, and the moment you accept that, what other people think of you becomes non of your business..
Take a sacred pause – When you spend so much time pouring all of your energy into other people, projects and well, life - it’s easy to put yourself at the bottom of the self-care pile. This does nada for your energy, focus or confidence. Whether it’s taking 5 minutes to sit and enjoy a hot drink in the morning and just grounding yourself, meditation, baths, boxing, yoga, walking – whatever it is that makes you feel good; press pause and do a couple of those every day.
Speaking positivity about yourself – This gets you used to hearing good things about you, and are more able to energetically accept it and embody it fully. A hundred people could say “well done, you’re amazing!” but until it comes from within, it just won't resonate. And remember, how you treat and speak about yourself sets the bar for others.
You are worthy of success and you wouldn’t be doing what you’re doing if something deep within you wasn’t calling you to do so. Enjoy these simple, yet powerful practices.