It’s great to strive to be a better person, to be ambitious, or have many personal goals. But if we set our standards too high, we may find ourselves constantly frustrated and unhappy. Instead, we need to accept that right now, we are doing as well as we can. We are trying, and that in itself is good. We can’t withhold love from ourselves at this moment because we aren’t who we want to be, or because we don’t look how we want to look–because we may never be that other person. It’s not fair on our now-self to give her that hate. Accept her–yourself–for who you are at this moment in time. Here’s a great and very inspiring quote by Maya Angelou to sum this all up:
“ALWAYS I HOPE TO GROW BRIGHTER, FUNNIER,
I HOPE TO LEARN TO BE EVEN MORE WELL-ROUNDED.
BUT RIGHT NOW, I CANNOT BE ANY BETTER THAN I AM.”