Accepting Yourself is the Key to Living a Fulfilled Life

Written by on December 11, 2018 in Conscious Living, Happiness & Humor, Inspirational with 0 Comments

Let’s face it, no one is perfect. Absolutely no one.

Even if you take the richest person on the planet with a tremendous amount of influence and power, this person is not good at everything or perfect in every way.

If you take the very best athlete in the world, this person might not be that good at art or music. The truth is, all of us are a mix of strong points and weak points. That is to be expected. That is part of the human condition.

If everyone was good at everything, we would have no means of choosing what we want to do with in life – we would have no passion or purpose because all our skills would be on the same level.

By the same token, nobody’s an angel. Even people you know who are really kind, compassionate, loving, giving, and good can wake up on the wrong side of the bed and have a bad day.

Accept Yourself and the Value of Your Flaws

Your flaws are what give you character and shape your personality – they make you who you really are. They are actually what make you special and unique.

What gives you character is your weird laugh, your quirky sense of humor, your off-beat way of looking at situations. These are the things that people hang on to. These are what define you and make you different.

Unfortunately, if you keep on focusing on how you meet some sort of impossible standard, you become blind to the flaws that give you character. Even if you recognize your flaws, you may be tempted to hide them or try to correct them.

How many film stars resort to plastic surgery to try to create perfection – and how many then lose their natural beauty and the character in their face?

If you try to reshape your flaws or beat them into submission, you're fighting a losing battle. Please understand that they never go away and the stress of trying to be someone you're not and constantly comparing yourself to others and feeling less than them puts you under immense strain. You end up becoming extremely dissatisfied with yourself and unhappy about your life because of unrealistic and unachievable standards.

Learn to love yourself

Learning to accept yourself is really the first step in learning to love yourself as your authentic self, and self-love is the key to living a happy and fulfilled life.

You are actually tapping into a deep reservoir of personal power if you accept your flaws and learn to love yourself flaws and all. You choose to stop running away from them, apologizing for them, justifying them, or otherwise avoiding them. Instead, you acknowledge them and value them as part of your unique identity.

Acknowledgment is the first step. Next, you learn to live with them. Then you embrace them. Eventually, you will get to the point you need to reach: making your flaws work for you instead of against you.

When you accept yourself as who you really are rather than wishing you were like someone else or good at something that isn't a natural talent, your life flows much more easily, you gain self-confidence and are willing and able to take on bigger and bigger challenges and success comes naturally to you. When you truly love and accept yourself you will attract people who love you as you are and your relationships will be so much better. You focus on your strengths rather than your flaws and discover your passion and purpose – the unique gifts you are bringing to the world.

Accepting yourself really is the key to happiness and fulfillment so what are you waiting for?

Jan Shaw The Success AlchemistJan Shaw – The Success Alchemist, is a Spiritual Mentor and Intuitive Success Coach and can be found at She delivers intuitive guidance, spiritual and metaphysical teaching, plus practical life and business strategies, to support you in fulfilling your Divine Soul Mission and Life Purpose and create unstoppable success in life and business. Get your FREE copy of her Dream Achievers Success Kit or apply for a complimentary Unstoppable Success Strategy SessionHer book Empowered Manifestation is available on Amazon. Visit her YouTube Channel for more tips, tools, and training to help you become unstoppable. You can also visit her Facebook Page and join her Facebook Group, Unstoppable You – Breakthrough to Brilliance. Jan also hosts the Cosmic Creating Show – listen to the recordings here.



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