It’s so easy to beat up on ourselves. Many of us spend a lot of time thinking about the things we’ve done wrong, the mistakes that we’ve made or how we haven’t yet achieved all of the things that we want to achieve. Although we understand logically that we will never be “perfect,” we still fault ourselves for our imperfections. However, despite having a few inevitable flaws, there are so many reasons to be proud of yourself exactly as you are.

With this in mind, when you feel the urge to criticize yourself, take a moment to remember all of the reasons why you are a great person who is worthy of love and respect. In hard times, sometimes a boost of self-confidence may be exactly what you need. Though you might find it easy to beat up on yourself when things aren’t going your way, self-criticism won’t make life any easier or solve any problems. Believing in your greatness is what inspires you to find solutions and make things better.

So here are a few reasons to be proud of yourself right now. Remember these things the next time you’re feeling down, or simply want to inspire yourself!

REASONS TO BE PROUD OF YOURSELF

1. You’ve survived everything life has thrown at you, and some of it has been really, really tough.

2. You’ve learned a lot in your lifetime, and you’ve gotten better and better at a lot of things.

3. You’ve helped other people.

4. You’ve made other people smile.

5. You’ve inspired other people (whether you realize it or not!)

6. You have a unique set of skills and talents, and there are some things that you do better than just about anyone.

7. You’ve done some great things in your life, and you’ve had some achievements that you’re really proud of.

8. You still have accomplishments ahead of you to look forward to.

9. You’ve never stopped dreaming, and you’ve always kept reaching for more.

10. The world wouldn’t be the same without you and you’ve had a significant impact on all of humanity. Every single action that you’ve ever taken in life has had an effect on the rest of us.

So the next time you feel down in the dumps, remember these reasons to be proud of yourself. Build yourself up, because you deserve to be treated with respect by everyone, especially yourself.

You are a powerful force in the universe. Believe in your greatness, and be proud of who you are!

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