Success requires that you be kind to yourself. We all have our shortcomings. If you are harsh on yourself because of your shortcomings, you will never overcome your shortcomings, and if you don’t overcome your shortcomings, you will never achieve those dreams of which you conceive.
President Abe Lincoln had many shortcomings. He forgave himself all of shortcomings often. He understood the way to overcome shortcomings was to aspire higher and give it all you’ve got in spite of your shortcoming.
Abe Lincoln’s kindness to himself was his strongest inner strength, and it shined through him brightly as we all know. Abe kindly accepted his shortcomings as handicaps, and concentrated on the task at hand in spite of them. He believed in himself because he was willing to be kind to himself; he never put himself down.
Abe failed with four businesses he started; he had a nervous breakdown; constantly felt awkward; he belched often; was not considered elegant or good looking. Furthermore, he failed when running for congress; he failed twice when running for a senate seat; he failed when funning as vice president … and then!!!
Be kind to yourself. Honor your limitations, and keep going in spite of them. You’ll be successful; there’s no denying it.