After all, true happiness only exists when we are true to ourselves.
Ever since we were kids, we've been told that there is no one that we should value more than ourselves (and that this is the ONLY way that we can be truly happy). There's something that is so inherently beautiful about this message. After all, if you can't be proud of who you are as a person, how can you ever expect to find someone who will? This message also touches on your personal and work life. We spend so much time in the pursuit of happiness that we don't often question just what it is that we're doing to get there. Because knowing how to be happy—and then executing it—is sometimes easier said than done.
Newsflash: You owe it to yourself to be the best version of you that you can possibly be.
Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein couldn't have said it any better than when she stressed this spot-on point: "True happiness only exists when we are true to ourselves." No matter how tough your situation may seem today, it doesn't mean that you'll be stuck in that rut forever. That's what makes it super important that you focus on your own life instead of comparing yourself to your friends or strangers.
What are you actively doing to put yourself (and your goals) first?
While constantly being told that we should always be ourselves is good and all, it doesn't really address what we need to do in order to get to the core of who we really are. One of the reasons that we love Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein's advice is because of how raw and true it is. We definitely agree that it's never too late to be who you want to be; it's all about being motivated enough to work on being the best you that you can be. And THAT really is the biggest step that you can take. After watching this video, if you're still not sure how to put your best foot forward, reading Holstein's book The Enchanted Self will point you in the right direction.