If we accept ourselves, fully and completely, as we are, will we lose the motivation to succeed?
This is a question that comes up a lot in the world of personal-development and so far at ikario, we have yet to find a truly compelling answer.
If you searched online, you might find answers such as:
"It's a balancing act between self-acceptance and changing yourself"
"If you accepted yourself fully, you'd just sit under a tree and do nothing"
Dissatisfied with the common responses to this conundrum, we decided to throw our two cents into the hat and attempt to answer once and for all, does self-acceptance ruin success?
In this episode...
Some of the points covered in today's conversation:
- Why is the self-acceptance problem such a puzzling issue for people?
- If you were caring for a baby, would you need shame to motivate you?
- Why self-acceptance does NOT cripple your chances of success - but increases them.
- Why self-hatred is a terrible motivator.
- A simple yet powerful "brute force" approach to self-acceptance.
- The best type of meditation for developing self-acceptance.
- Why you are just not that special - and why that is a GOOD thing.
- Introspective writing as a pathway to self-acceptance.
- Are affirmations actually useful?