“Well that’s just the way I am” is an oft-heard claim today. As if the only road to self-esteem is to disavow any effort at self-improvement. After all: “I was born this way.”
In reality, self-acceptance and personal growth are not opposites; they are complements. Self-worth is actually the foundation of growth. We seek change not because we are broken or bad. But because we deserve better.
The power to live a more dynamic, fulfilling life already resides in you. Your challenge is to recognize and access your most empowered, affirming self and put that part of you at the forefront of your life.