To become your best ally, you must first become your own best friend. A best friend is someone you can trust with your deepest secrets, rely on in moments of crisis and celebrate meaningful life events with. Being your own best friend can be a great way to work through feelings of loneliness, insecurity, and instability in your life.
Here are 5 tips to become your best ally:
- Spend time getting to know yourself.
- Identify your core values, purpose and passion.
- Set goals to achieve your dreams
- Celebrate your progress
- Compliment yourself and mean it.
In their 1974 book, How to Be Your Own Best Friend, psychologists Mildred Newman and Bernard Berkowitz discuss the value of self worth during the process of becoming a good friend to yourself. They recommend: “when you do something you are proud of, dwell on it a little, praise yourself for it, relish the experience, and take it in.” By acknowledging your self-worth and cultivating inner value, you are taking control of what makes you feel good. Avoid negative self-talk like calling yourself names and putting yourself down. Instead, work on building yourself with positive self talk until it becomes a habit.
As you continue to develop yourself and take actions toward achieving your full potential, you’ll be happier! I want to leave you with the follow quote: “If you can’t get along with yourself, then how can you expect to get along with anyone else?” (Andy Wooten).
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