As you know I like to partner with people who affirm positive energy. Last summer I met Elia Gourgouris, Ph. D. and he introduced me to his #1 Best-Selling Self-Help book 7 Paths to Lasting Happiness. Reading his book, there were several ideas that stuck with me. The 1st Path is loving yourself. I think we’ve all heard the slogan “you have to love yourself before you can love others”. Reflecting on this premise, I realized we can’t be happy unless we are happy with ourselves. Even if all the outside things are good, we have a good job, nice house, loving partner, we may still be lacking in happiness if the component of self-love is missing.
So how do we create self-love? Dr. Elia writes we need to recognize our self-worth. Roadblocks to truly loving ourselves can include:
· comparison to others
· life out of balance (physical, emotional, spiritual)
· failure to take action towards a valued goal
· making S.M.A.R.T. goals
· being accountable
· dealing with our Inner Critic
· thinking we need to be perfect
· inability to embrace out true selves
If we can recognize challenges and work towards embracing our self-worth then we have a crucial piece towards lasting happiness. I wish this for all of you.
All the best,
Elia Gourgouris Ph.D.’s book 7 Paths to Lasting Happiness is available on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Paths-Lasting-Happiness-Ultimate-Success-ebook/dp/B00WVGDCQ0a. Elia is the founder of The Happiness Center, and organization dedicated to helping people achieve personal success and greater happiness. You can connect with Elia at www.TheHappinessCenter.com.