There are countless images and of men and women, adults and children standing in front of a mirror with uneasy looks on their faces contemplating whether or not they are good enough, attractive enough etc. Of course the answer is yes, but unfortunately many of us do not know this. Then there is that group of people who are outside of what society deems normal or conventional who have embraced their differences and love themselves exactly the way they are and I think this is wonderful. We should all make it a goal to get to that point in our lives where we on willing to accept ourselves as individuals and not a carbon copy of what is considered normal. One thing I have a problem with is this attitude of accepting being confused with settling for less than you deserve.
There have been times in my life where I have just given up on progress and called it acceptance. There are so many of us who have done so. Have you ever uttered any of the following things?
- I’m just not the type to…
- That’s just not in my genes.
- I just have to realize that I’m not…
This is what I call accepting the unacceptable. Acceptance is not an excuse to limit ourselves. Acceptance should not mean that hope is lost on making changes to things you can change. I know there are things you can’t change, (as technology and medical procedures continue to advance, there may be new possibilities in the future) so instead of accepting them, love them.
Some people compare themselves to others, and wonder “Why can’t I be like that?” This is the time to accept who you are and be grateful for it. We all posses unique qualities that are equally as amazing as any celebrity or athlete. All we have to do is be willing to seek them out. We are all works in progress. Continue to reach higher. Determination and faith in ourselves can break through any barrier. There is nothing preventing us from reaching our goals. Don’t accept less than you deserve.
- What is Acceptance? (northoakaa.com)