This morning (during yoga), I was thinking a lot about self-esteem and where it comes from. So much of our self-esteem comes from other people. From our parents, our friends, our partners. This is natural, but it’s not ideal. How people see you is too mixed up in the ways they see themselves. And how passive is that, really – to wait around for other people to decide you’re fun enough or smart enough or pretty enough? Self-esteem shouldn’t be something that other people give to you.
Self-esteem is a gift you actively give yourself over and over again, every day. Stop waiting for others to tell you that you’re okay. You’re already okay. You’re better than okay. You’re perfectly you.