What is acceptance anyway? In terms of human psychology, acceptance is a person’s assent to the reality of a situation, recognizing a process or condition. Many times this situation or process is negative. Acceptance is at the heart of human happiness. If we are resistant to what is, then we can remain in a limbo state, constantly focused on the thing that needs acceptance.
The lack of acceptance
The lack of acceptance is a need to control. The need to control an image, outcome, flow of events and so on. This need to control will slowly but surely eat away at us as we continue to control things that cannot be controlled.
The death of a loved one, the ending of a relationship, and the loss of a job can all be shocks to the system, but once the initial feelings are dealt with, acceptance will light the way forward.
The lack of acceptance is also an assault on ourselves. If we do not like our appearance, voice, physical limitations and other things about ourselves, we are expressing a rejection.
This rejection will sit at the back of our mind, pumping negative energy into our daily awareness. How can we expect to be fully happy when the very body we live in is being rejected by its occupant? How can we expect others to accept us if we cannot do it first? Double standard alert!
Acceptance = Happiness
Once we let go of the need to control every outcome, once we accept and embrace what is and who we are, the better our life will be.
From what I have found, when I let go of the need to control, the more I got my way. The more I accepted who I was, the more confident I became. Each and everybody has something that maybe they would not have chosen. Everybody’s life goes in directions that they may not want, but the key is knowing what parts of life you can control, and what parts cannot be.
Nobody expects that anybody would be perfect, but when you accept the things that cannot be changed, then more energy is available for positive relationships, business goals and happiness.
Step up your confidence
Do you find that you put yourself down or discount your achievements when others bring them up? Do you negatively replay past events trying to figure out whether you could have said or done something different? Do you keep your thoughts and opinions to yourself or play them down because you feel they won’t matter?
You do not have to allow anxiety and lack of confidence to hold you back from being your true self. Lets have a conversation about how you can release the bonds of self-doubt so you can attract the relationships, success and lifestyle you desire. Its clutch time! Contact me!