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“I think self-knowledge is a key to happiness. We can build happy lives only on the foundation of our own natures, our own values and our own interests.” – Gretchen Rubin
Quotes On Focusing On Yourself
Now I’m going to switch it up a little bit. I want you to focus on yourself. The reason for this is, you can’t fully serve someone else if you don’t completely like the person you are. Your priority is to fix yourself and be happy with who you are. I believe we are all good people deep down inside. We are all different people so don’t compare yourself with others. There is no comparison to you.
“The only one you should compare yourself to is you. Your mission is to become better today than you were yesterday. You do that by focusing on what you can do today to improve and grow.” – John Maxwell
How many of you have watched a commercial and wanted to be like the “perfect” people in the ad? Advertisers use these “perfect” people because they want you to compare yourself with them. By doing so, you feel inferior and want to do something about it. Therefore, you spend money on their products to become the person in the advertisement. That’s just not going to happen.
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw
“Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.” – Clint Eastwood
You Are Unique
You can’t compare yourself with anyone because you are unique. Take a moment and look at your fingerprints. No one has the same fingerprints as you. Even though there are 7.8 billion people in the world, no two people have the same fingerprints. Our bodies are made up of DNA and these genetic markers are responsible for you looking the way you do. Our DNA comes from the beginning of time. Your unique DNA is a mixture of everyone in your bloodline. According to my DNA results, I am 1.64% Nigerian. This comes from one of my ancestors who lived approximately 50,000 years ago.
“Stop feeling sorry for yourself and you will be happy.” – Stephen Fry
“Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.” – Lao Tzu
I was one of those people who always compared himself to others and wanted to be one of these “perfect” people. I never liked my body type even when I was in perfect shape. My looks were something I always wanted to change despite the compliments that I was given. One of the things that I despised was my voice. I put off starting a podcast for this very same reason. The other day I had a fellow blogger comment that she enjoyed listening to my voice on my podcasts. We just don’t see ourselves or hear ourselves as others do.
“Your life is the fruit of your own doing. You have no one to blame but yourself.” – Joseph Campbell
Fall In Love
Today, go ahead and look in the mirror because I want you to fall in love with the person that you see. The person looking back at you is the “perfect” person because they are the best they can be at that time. You can’t fully serve others or attract others if you don’t like the person that you are. Once you begin to love yourself, you will begin to attract more people to you. There is an old saying, “If you want to fix the world, begin by fixing you.”
“The more you are like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.” – Walt Disney
You Are Beautiful
You are a beautiful person just the way you are today. We are all created for greatness no matter your size, facial features, or your muscle tone. If you want to change something about yourself to better your health, give you more confidence, or whatever reason, I say, go do it. But first, fall in love with the original you. If you’re not in love with the way you were created, you will always be looking for flaws. When you fix one thing another flaw will come to your attention. You will always be chasing perfection because you never loved the original you.
“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.” – Muhammad Ali
So how can you begin to love the person that you are right now, today? Well, your perception of who you are today is based on your words and thoughts of the past. Since the invention of television, we have been subjected to years of being told we are inferior. So you have to change those thoughts in the way you see yourself. Start today by looking in the mirror and telling yourself, “I love you.” Here are some positive affirmations to help you.
- I love myself
- I am joyous, happy, and free
- I am my own person
- I am totally healthy
- I am willing to release the thoughts in me that created these conditions
- I deserve the best and accept it now
- I am in the process of positive change
- I appreciate everything that I do
- I approve of myself the way that I am
- I experience love and kindness wherever I go
These are a few examples, I encourage you to change them and come up with new ones to fit you. By repeating these several times a day, over time you will notice a change in the way you look, feel, and act.
You can find several books on positive affirmations. One that I just finished and can recommend is You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay. It is a wonderful book about changing your life through positive affirmations. I have added a link to the book on the side or bottom of my webpage.
“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
I hope you enjoyed reading Quotes On Focusing On Yourself. Do you love yourself? Are you programming your subconscious mind with positive affirmations? If so, leave a comment below and let me know. I always enjoy reading your comments. As always, I appreciate all the likes and follows. Don’t forget to subscribe to my email list. Just click on the red button above and leave your email address.
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24 thoughts on “Quotes On Focusing On Yourself”
This post is exactly the need of the hour. Focus on self! When we don’t love and respect ourselves, how could we expect the same from others?
Thank you for your insightful and kind comments. Take care.
Wow, I really loved that John Maxwell quote, and the Shaw one – I think it’s so true that if you want to change yourself by becoming a kinder and more hard-working person; then we all have the power to do that. We can improve ourselves, be better, and singlehandedly create ourselves into the people that we want to be by improving ourselves daily. And if we improve ourselves, our love and selflessness towards others is sure to improve too. Not many people think about this so thank you so much for sharing these inspiring words.
You are welcome. Thank you for your insightful and kind comments. If I can change, everyone can. Take care.
Thank you for your wonderful comment. Take care.
It was really a very motivational and inspirational post.I enjoyed it. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and inspiring. 👌👌
Thank you for your kind and wonderful comments. Take care.
Such wonderful houghts and quotes here that are so needed Chief!!! Thanks for the reminders and CONGRATS on 500 followers. I never could find my button to share mine.. lol
Happy Sunday! ❤️ Cindy
Cindy, thank you for your wonderful and kind words. I appreciate you reading and I always look forward to your comments. Take care.
The pleasure was all mine! Thanis for letting me know. ❤️🤗
Great post, I really like the George Bernard Shaw and John Maxwell quotes 👌
Kellie, thank you for your wonderful comments. Take care.
Really lovely post. I love the tips and the quotes you shared. It’s always important to focus on yourself.
Nianni, thank you for your wonderful comments. Take care. Scott
Thank you for reading and your kind comment. Take care. Scott
This post is an awesome one.😊
Shreya, thank you for your wonderful comments. Take care.
I am grateful for the gift of me!. 😁
Thank you for reading and your wonderful comment. That is the greatest gift. Take care.
“I am in the process of positive change”. Words of truth. I’m getting better at repeating these to myself, and am slowly starting to enact them. The same things seem to hold me back each day. *Choosing* to stay up later instead of going to sleep at the most effective time. Spending my time watching soccer and *not* stretching or working in guitar technique at the same time. (These are achievable at the same time.) I’m better at accepting the slow days, along with the good ones, than I used to be even a year ago. But I’m realising I’m a ‘starter’ and a ‘helper’, not so good at finding the best ways to figure out what I don’t know. (At the moment that’s setting up a website for me as an author.)
This post has been helpful in reminding me that I am me. The quote “No one is better you than you” will always ring true. Walt Disney really knew what he was getting at there. My affirmations include “I am a beloved child of God. I am a love magnet!” Very corny, but we must love ourselves as much as we love others, and as much as we love God.
Thank you for sharing more wisdom, and I apologise a this comment got a bit longer than I intended.
Thank you for your wonderful comments, Hamish. I am happy and thankful that I can give you a bit of inspiration. Positive affirmations may sound corny but they work. Take care and stay safe.