“Self-acceptance is my refusal to be in an adversarial relationship with myself- Nathaniel Branden.”

We all go through a lot in our life, and there are many times we are fighting a long battle of being ourselves. Life is not a cakewalk, and there are many times when we have to surrender, and sometimes, we have to face it from the front. We win some, and we lose some. Life is a continuous battle that everyone has to win, and it is not always the things that go our way.

In this battle of life, there is one battle which we all have to fight alone, and that is the battle of self-judgment in which we can’t take anyone’s support; it is the fight of self-doubt, self-belief, and self-confidence. It is an ocean that all of us cross, and the strength that we get is from the inner strength that we have.

Life can’t be the same for everyone as a problem can be a laugh for others. Compare a kid learning a table of 5, and if you compare him with you, it will only make a fool out of you. In the same way, when was the last time you cried crawling the road for ice cream. It is the time and age that changes the challenges we have and it is we who learn step by step and what we learn for in the growth in life.

Living in self-guilt self-doubt without self-confidence can hamper an individual’s performance for life. The person who doesn’t have self-belief can’t do the things they are capable of. In the same way, life can be the same when you lose the battle against yourself and lose self-belief. And for that, we have first to win the battle of self and learn to be at peace with ourselves. We need to understand we have to be true to ourselves, and then only can we be the winner in life. We can’t win if we doubt ourselves.

So to be a winner in life, you have to win yourself first.