Looking at the world today, one will be right to say that there isn’t enough love for self and others. This reasoning is valid because figures don’t lie, there are facts everywhere that point to this truth. Funny enough, I dare to say that most people don’t even know what self love is, talk more of love for others. This could be down to upbringing, growing in an unloving, critical, and judging family or surrounding yourself with people who are always bitter and resentful.
In this article, I will write a bit about self love and how we can apply some of these principles to our lives and extend same to others to make our communities better. The sad truth is that we cannot give what we don’t possess and this means that until we love ourselves unconditionally, we cannot love others.
Curious about the effects of lack of love in today’s world, I went to google trends and I typed “How to kill myself” the results were shocking. The figures are for a period of 12 months from March 5th 2017 to February 4th 2018 and these stats just tell us that our world is broken, take a look at the visualization I did using Tableau software below.
The question is, why would someone want to deliberately kill themselves? Your guess is as good as mine. There is no love in this world and because we are constantly looking outwardly for love and happiness, we are often disappointed, and the result of course is depression, sadness, impure thoughts and we ultimately choose the easier path to end it all.
I have outlined four things we need to be aware of in order to have a loving world, stay tuned for part 2 in a couple of days!
Don’t stop when you are tempted to give up! Keep pushing yourself until the prize is won.
Time is one thing that is equally distributed to all, no favoritism. However, its effective usage varies across board, some of us don’t even know how to use it, I have heard people talk about how short life is, well that is 100 percent correct. Life is short and it is because is time bound, the funny thing is that, if you don’t know how to maximize your time, you have plenty of it simply because you are doing nothing.
Successful people know how to use their time wisely, you would agree with me that success is relative, however, there is a common denominator… the joy of achieving our goals! If you want to be successful in life, you most learn to use your time wisely; you must be in charge of when you go to bed and when you wake up, limit the time you spend talking about unnecessary things, watching television and the news, movies, video games, gossiping, social media etc. Take control of how you use your time today, resolve to be stingy with your time and only spend it if and only if it is worth it.
The next time you want to spend some of your limited time, ask yourself, how beneficial is this thing to me or the people around me? Is there nothing better I could spend this time doing right now? The answers to these and many other thought provoking questions should be your driving force.
The eagle is an extraordinary bird with excellent characteristics. Here are the top 10 life changing ones!
Like the eagle, I encourage you to break boundaries and fly as high as the heavens!
The video below will show you 10 characteristics of an eagle that you could implement and reach your goals.
If you don’t believe in yourself who would? Well someone might but ultimately is about you believing in yourself! So you have dreams and aspirations and you are waiting for the right time to start? There is no right time, it is always right now.
Just believe in yourself and trust your gut! Go for it, if it works out! wow……You will be happy and fulfilled but if it doesn’t, you will get the experience and perhaps learn something new and try again but this time better.