Thoughts about self critical (modest)…
Self critical … capable of criticizing oneself objectively. tending to find fault with one’s own actions, motives, etc.
“On the contrary, I think self criticism helps us to be the best that we can be, because it makes us realize that there’s so much more to be done in order to attain our goal.”
“The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.”
Michel de Montaigne
“One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.
Shannon L. Alder
“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.”
And these thoughts…
We tend to be much more critical of those things with which we’re most familiar. That’s only natural. After all, without some degree of familiarity it is impossible to criticize.
And what is it with which we’re most familiar? Our own selves. Most of us are far more critical of ourselves than of anyone or anything else in our world. To a certain degree, that is useful and necessary. It gives us control over our own impulses and behavior.
Yet self criticism also causes us to sell ourselves short. We discount ideas, thoughts and works, just because they are ours. That is unfortunate.
Think of someone else for whom you have the highest respect. You are just as worthy as that person. Just the fact that you’re able to recognize, admire and respect certain qualities in another person, means that you possess those qualities, too, in a way that is uniquely you.
Believe in yourself. Respect yourself. Everything you value and hold dear, is embodied within your thoughts, your ideas, your actions. Don’t be sold short by your own self-familiarity. Let yourself be the best you can be.
All kinds of things will come to you in life! Good, bad ugly and… You have to decide what you need to do with that. Whatever comes to you if it is negative, wrong, bad let it stop with you; and if it is positive, right or good pass it on, spread it wherever you can and You would have done well to stop negativity from spreading, creating happy surroundings and environment, and adding beauty and happiness to our amazing world. Share love and all good things that come to you stay happy and blessed in a beautiful world of ours.
Good Morning, have a blessed Tuesday!