Name 5 faults you’d like to get rid of.
Now, name 5 wonderful qualities you have.
If you’re like most people, the faults will come easy and the list may actually be greater than 5.
Finding 5 wonderful qualities is harder to do.
Make it the other way around.
Be on the lookout for opportunities to congratulate yourself (“nice job handling an angry customer”, “I was a good listener to my mother this morning”).
Repeat: positive self-congratulations is not egotistical, it’s self-care.
Never listen to unsolicited criticism.
If you don’t like yourself more often, how can you expect others to appreciate you?
Looking for faults is self-destructive, looking for positives is an immediate confidence booster.
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