How To Accept Yourself Fully: A Guide To Self-Acceptance (2022)

Many of us have trouble accepting ourselves fully.

We find it easy to appreciate our strengths, but when it comes to our flaws and failures, we develop an overwhelming sense of judgment and rejection.

If you have ever been unreasonably hard on yourself, or find it challenging to get over your failures or weaknesses, then you may be lacking in self-acceptance.

Self-acceptance, also sometimes referred to as self-approval, is a crucial component for your psychological well-being; without it, it is easy to be overly self-critical, obsessing over your failures and shortcomings.

These negative emotions hold you back from self-actualization (which is becoming everything you are capable of becoming) and achieving the life you want.

There are various methods and tools to develop self-acceptance; in this article, we discuss what self-acceptance and self-approval is, and share several proven strategies on how to develop it.

You will learn:

  • What self-acceptance is
  • What is the difference between self-acceptance and self-esteem
  • How does self-acceptance affect your life and why is it important
  • How can you tell if you have low self-acceptance
  • Ways to develop better self-acceptance

What Is Self-Acceptance?

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As its name suggests, the definition of self-acceptance is the complete acceptance of oneself, of both your positive and negative traits.

It is much easier to appreciate our positive traits, but for true self-acceptance, you must also be able to embrace the negative, less-desirable parts of yourself.

A popular misconception of self-acceptance is that it means giving up on yourself. That you simply give yourself a pass for your faults and weaknesses and stop trying to change them.

Of course, this is simply untrue.

Instead, true self-acceptance means being aware of both your positive and negative traits without attaching negative emotions or judgment on who you are.

It means being able to be objective about your strengths and weaknesses and not compromise on your self-worth.

To put it simply, the self-acceptance definition is understanding that your value is separate from your actions and qualities. Despite having made mistakes and flaws, these things do not define you.

Understandably, this can be difficult; but acknowledging your failures and weaknesses is the only way you can begin to work on them and create real progress.

Self-acceptance vs self-esteem

You might be wondering, what is the difference between self-acceptance and self-esteem?

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It is easy to confuse self-acceptance and self-esteem since these two concepts are related. However, while they are both critical to your psychological well-being, they are not the same thing.

Self-esteem is how valuable you perceive yourself relative to other people. These are the strengths you offer to the world, and how favorably you think you compare to others.

Self-esteem generally relies on external ‘markers’ like your accolades or accomplishments. Being promoted at work can be a massive boost to your self-esteem, while being placed under a performance review can erode it.

When clinical psychologists talk about healthy self-esteem, they mean that you have a reasonable, positive self-image. You are aware of your strengths relative to other people and believe in your value.

Unhealthy self-esteem is when the needle falls on either end of the spectrum—in other words, if you think too much of yourself or believe that you are worthless and have nothing to offer, you have unhealthy self-esteem.

In contrast, self-acceptance is much deeper than self-esteem. Unconditional acceptance does not depend on your external circumstances, nor your success and achievements. It is being able to accept both the good and bad about yourself.

Unlike self-esteem, self-acceptance is not conditional. Even if you lost your job, had just broken up with your spouse, or lost all your money, you would still be able to love and show compassion to yourself.

Naturally, it would be much easier for a person with healthy self-acceptance to develop healthy self-esteem. Since you rely less on external validation, you can appreciate your value regardless of what goes on in your life.

What is the Importance of Self-Acceptance? How Does it Affect Your Life?

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Unconditional self-acceptance is essential for your mental and emotional health, and it is one of the factors in the six-factor model of Psychological Well-being.

Having high self-acceptance leads to better mood regulation, fewer depressive symptoms, and increased positive emotions.

Without self-acceptance, your psychological well-being suffers, which hampers efforts to create a happier, more successful life for yourself.

For example, those with a poor body image may reject their bodies due to low self-acceptance. They compare themselves to others and feel unattractive, believing that their body is a failure.

This perception causes them to feel ashamed, self-conscious, uncomfortable, and anxious about their body. As a result, they obsess about their body shape, weight, food, and calories, which eventually could even lead to an eating disorder.

People with high self-acceptance understand that their figure does not define them.

They can love both their internal and physical self, and recognize that crash diets and starvation are simply alternate forms of self-abuse.

With high self-acceptance comes self-compassion. Being able to love and respect themselves allows them to make healthy, constructive changes to achieve their ideal body weight.

Once you achieve self-acceptance, you also experience other psychological benefits such as:

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  • Increased freedom to be yourself
  • The ability to take risks without worrying about the outcome
  • Less fear of failure
  • Living more authentically by living for yourself (and not for others)
  • Increased self-worth
  • More compassion and less self-criticism when you fail
  • More independence and autonomy over your own life
  • Less despite to win the approval of others
  • Increased self-esteem

How Can I Tell If I Have Low Self-Acceptance?

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Many suffer from low self-acceptance, and for good reason—research shows that before the age of eight, our self-acceptance is entirely dependent on our caretakers.

If your parents verbally or nonverbally communicated that you were not attractive enough, not smart enough, not good enough, etc., while you were growing up, you may think of yourself as only conditionally acceptable. This would have likely had a negative impact on your self-acceptance.

Today, you may have low self-acceptance if you have any of these symptoms:

  • You often have a negative attitude
  • It is difficult to acknowledge your weaknesses or failures
  • You are constantly critical of yourself, and/or are confused about your identity
  • You wished you were different than who you already are

We all suffer from these symptoms at one time or another, but if you find yourself constantly showing these behavioral patterns then it would be a good idea to develop better self-acceptance.

How Do You Achieve Self-Acceptance?

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Now you may find yourself asking “what is the key to self-acceptance? How do I achieve it myself?” Developing unconditional self-acceptance can be challenging, especially since it requires undoing years of subconscious conditioning.

However, by following the strategies and steps below, you can develop better self-acceptance with time and practice.

Step 1. Forgive yourself

The first step in developing self-acceptance is showing compassion to yourself.

Understand that you did the best you could at that time, acknowledge that you can no longer change your past failures and mistakes, and then move on.

Self-Acceptance Exercise: Think of your past self as a different person, and that you can only change what you can control right now, which is your present self.

When you reframe your mind this way, it generates self-compassion. You begin to understand that what you dislike about yourself today is because you judge your past self based on your current self, who needed to make that mistake in the first place.

Marisa Peer, bestselling author and founder of Rapid Transformational Therapy®, (RTT®), believes that many of us are our own worst critic, and this negative attitude prevents us from developing self-compassion.

However, by changing the way you speak to yourself, you can begin to forgive yourself and develop a healthier relationship with you.

Having this mindset is the crucial first step towards developing self-acceptance. Take ownership of your past mistakes and failures, but do not beat yourself up about it. Forgive yourself—after all, you did the best you could at the time.

Step 2. Practice mindfulness

Much of our negative self-talk happens in our subconscious—which means that we are not even aware of when we reject ourselves.

Take some time to listen to your thoughts and feelings—do you get anxious when you think about a particular area of your life? Which parts of yourself are you ashamed of? Which parts do you try to avoid thinking about?

These are difficult questions, but answering them will open your eyes to which parts of yourself that you find most difficult to accept.

Self-Acceptance Exercise: It may be helpful to write these down in a journal and keep track of how you feel throughout the day—you may realize your dysfunctional behaviors and thought patterns that stop you from accepting yourself.

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While doing this exercise, do not forget to practice self-compassion. Remember, the goal of this exercise is not to judge yourself, but rather it is simply to create an awareness of the parts of yourself which you have been subconsciously rejecting.

Step 3. Welcome your feelings—both good and bad

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Exploring parts of yourself that you find difficult to accept will understandably bring up a lot of negative feelings.

Whenever you experienced these feelings in the past, your subconscious’s first instinct was to push them away. Similar to how our nervous system actively avoids physical pain, your mind works the same way by avoiding mental and emotional pain.

The problem is that your subconscious is merely avoiding the issue, which is a short term solution. To accept yourself, you must confront these feelings head-on.

Your first instinct might be to try to escape these unpleasant emotions but do not push them away this time.

Self-Acceptance Exercise: Explore that feeling with a sense of curiosity and cool detachment. Pretend that you are your own best friend—if they showed up hurt, how would you treat them?

Allow yourself to feel these negative emotions for a while and then ask yourself—what can you learn from this? How can you turn this emotion into something positive?

You may also possibly experience positive feelings during this exercise, and you may instinctively reject them—try not to. Accept these positive emotions, appreciate yourself, and understand that you earned the good things along with the bad things in your life.

Step 4. Forget being perfect

Thinking that you must be perfect is one of the biggest impediments to unconditional self-acceptance.

As human beings, we inevitably make mistakes and develop flaws. Those who have low self-acceptance may try to deny these flaws or avoid situations where they may fail.

They then end up living an inauthentic life because the fear of failure keeps them from living out their potential.

Understanding that your imperfection makes you unique and that failure is a part of life will help you be more accepting of yourself.

To help you with this exercise, do not define yourself by either your success or failure. Instead, understand that your value is intrinsic to your being—in other words, recognize that you are the most important person to yourself, regardless of the mistakes and failures you have made.

When you let go of the need to be perfect, it becomes much easier to be authentic and accepting of yourself, of both your good and bad.

Step 5. Stop comparing yourself

One reason why developing self-acceptance is so challenging is because we constantly compare ourselves to others. Especially with the advent of social media, there is a sudden rush for people to appear perfect on their social feed.

This creates the illusion that everyone you know or follow has a happy, perfect life, making it impossible for you to appreciate your own.

Studies have shown that people on social media are more likely to compare themselves to other people and objectify themselves. On average, those who had a social media profile suffered from lower self-esteem, greater body shame, and worse mental health.

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Remember that true self-acceptance is unconditional—it does not depend on your perceived success compared to your peers. Your life is uniquely your own, and because of that, it will always be valuable to you.

When you stop comparing yourself to others, you begin to journey inward and focus on you. External validation matters less, so you start seeking validation from yourself, which is a part of self-acceptance.

Step 6. Take an active role in self-improvement

When you are learning to accept yourself, it can be a difficult process. It is not one that can be rushed, nor is it something that will happen overnight. It is something that will need plenty of time, attention, and perseverance.

We know this could be a hard thing to achieve if you are investing in your self-acceptance without any external support. That is why Marisa Peer created her 21-Day Unstoppable Confidence Challenge.

Confidence is inherently tied to self-acceptance. You need the confidence to accept yourself as you are, the confidence to move through the world as your authentic self, and the confidence to remain as you are once you have achieved the behaviour and positive mental state. If you join the 21-Day Unstoppable Confidence Challenge, you will see drastic change in your confidence, and therefore self-acceptance, as you undergo daily trainings, listen to audios and experience meditations, all within a thriving community of those seeking to boost their confidence and self-acceptance themselves. Interested? Make sure you find out more by clicking the banner below.

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Unlock Your Natural Self-Acceptance Through ‘I Am Enough’

Although these steps can help you develop self-acceptance, it will take time and practice. Trying to change subconscious behavior is not easy, but it is possible if you remain disciplined and consistent.

For a more effective solution, however, consider learning from a professional. By using a proven technique, you could achieve results much faster compared to trying to develop self-acceptance on your own.

By using a therapeutic modality, you are able to utilize powerful tools and strategies to work directly with your subconscious mind. You can explore and directly address deep-rooted issues, which make it difficult to accept yourself.

After working with clients from around the world for over three decades, world-renowned therapist, speaker, author, and founder of Rapid Transformational Therapy Marisa Peer, concluded that most people’s issues stemmed from the feeling of not being enough.

Feeling inadequate leads to low self-acceptance, and usually stems from a traumatic experience in your childhood.

You can improve your psychological and emotional well-being by developing better self-acceptance. All you need to make some mental shifts that open up your mind to accept yourself more.

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Regardless of what you do, remember that you are unique and valuable because of your strengths and flaws, so always be kind and learn to accept yourself.

You are enough, you always have been, and you always will be.

FAQs

How can understanding yourself lead to self-acceptance? ›

To understand yourself is to decipher the workings of your brain, and discover what special building blocks inside you make you, you. It's a vital key to any healthy relationship and can lead to so many amazing things like self-love, an increased sense of confidence, and being a better communicator.

What is the key to self-acceptance? ›

Here are three positive actions that people can take to increase their levels of self-acceptance: Be as kind to yourself as you are to others. See your mistakes as opportunities to learn. Notice things you do well, however small.

Why is self-acceptance important before you can fully accept others? ›

It includes accepting your body, protecting yourself against harsh criticism and believing in your capabilities. Practicing self-acceptance helps you to realise your qualities, both bad and good, and eases feelings of guilt and unhappiness. When we begin to accept who we are, we set ourselves up for improvement.

Why is self-acceptance so difficult? ›

Accepting ourselves unconditionally is difficult because we must give up the fantasy that if we punish ourselves enough with negative thoughts, we'll change. It's as if we think we can whip ourselves into shape by saying things like: I'm weak for feeling any anxiety.

How do I accept reality and move on? ›

Here are four tips on learning acceptance, letting go, and reducing your suffering:
  1. Be patient with yourself. Be curious and open to learning. ...
  2. Use mindfulness. ...
  3. Stop resisting. ...
  4. Ask yourself: What is one thing that I can let go of that no longer serves me?
2 Nov 2020

How do you accept where you are in life? ›

How to Accept Yourself, Your Life, and Your Reality
  1. Accept yourself. Acceptance is the ability to unconditionally value all parts of who you are. ...
  2. Acknowledge your reality. ...
  3. Practice radical honesty. ...
  4. Identify your part. ...
  5. Admit your mistakes. ...
  6. Own your outcomes. ...
  7. Don't let fear get in your way. ...
  8. Count on your competencies.
15 Feb 2018

What is an example of self-acceptance? ›

Here are some examples of what self-acceptance might look like for a variety of people: A man going through a divorce who feels like a failure because of it might experience self-acceptance as acknowledging that he made some mistakes and that his marriage failed, but that does not make him a failure.

What it means to accept yourself? ›

Self-acceptance is defined as “an individual's acceptance of all of their attributes, positive or negative.” [1] When we're self-accepting, we embrace every part of ourselves, not just the “positive” things! Self-acceptance is unconditional—you can recognize weaknesses, but still fully accept yourself.

What are the 7 keys to happiness? ›

There are 7 essential keys to happiness and success that will help to materialize both those things in your life.
  • 1 — Gratitude. ...
  • 2 — Be Present. ...
  • 3 — Manage Time Effectively. ...
  • 4 — Set SMARTER Goals. ...
  • 5 — Embody an Empowering Morning Routine. ...
  • 6 — Tackle the MITs. ...
  • 7 — Focus on Health and Wellbeing.
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How do you accept things you Cannot change? ›

12 Ways to Accept the Things You Cannot Change
  1. Control the Controllable. Start to focus on the things you *can* control. ...
  2. Don't Sweat the Small Stuff. ...
  3. Let Go of the Past. ...
  4. Practice Mindfulness. ...
  5. Find a Support Group. ...
  6. Seek Professional Help. ...
  7. Don't Resist Change. ...
  8. Focus on the Positive.

How do you accept things as they are? ›

How to Accept Things As They Are
  1. Notice when you are trying to change or deny things that can't be changed. ...
  2. Remind yourself that “it is what it is” and there is nothing you can do to change it right now. ...
  3. Allow yourself to feel sad and disappointed; these feelings are healthy! ...
  4. Seek out social support.
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What will happen if you do not accept yourself? ›

Refusing to accept yourself is counterproductive

Ironically, when we don't accept ourselves, we often behave in ways we find even less acceptable. A lot of us have harsh inner critics that tell us we're bad and wrong, that we should have done this and we shouldn't have done that.

How do I start to forgive myself? ›

How to Forgive Yourself
  1. Focus on your emotions. ...
  2. Acknowledge the mistake out loud. ...
  3. Think of each mistake as a learning experience. ...
  4. Give yourself permission to put this process on hold. ...
  5. Have a conversation with your inner critic. ...
  6. Notice when you are being self-critical. ...
  7. Quiet the negative messages of your inner critic.

How do you love your self? ›

8 Ways to Embrace Self-Love and Thank Your Body
  1. Meditation. Meditation is a beautiful way to center yourself. ...
  2. Mindful movement. Moving your body in a mindful way is much different than exercising or working out. ...
  3. A good read. ...
  4. Surround yourself with joy. ...
  5. Ask for help. ...
  6. Find your place of bliss. ...
  7. Slow down. ...
  8. Mirror work.

What is the difference between self-love and self-acceptance? ›

While self-love refers to valuable or worthwhile you see yourself, self-acceptance is a global affirmation of self. Self-acceptance is all about embracing our positive and negative facets. This means that self-acceptance is unconditional.

How do I experience suffering when I refuse to accept reality? ›

In fact, rejecting reality often turns pain into suffering. When you refuse to accept reality, you get stuck in negative emotions such as sadness, anger, shame, or bitterness. You will also cause yourself more suffering if you try to change things that you don't have any control over.

How do you gain acceptance? ›

To be more accepting, consider reflecting on your habitual attitude toward yourself and trying to be more gentle. You can also cultivate acceptance by noticing your resistance, questioning your patterns, being mindful, and considering your inner child.

What does true acceptance look like? ›

True acceptance means that we acknowledge our reality just as it is in the present moment. It means we recognize our current circumstances and our pain as real. It means we stop fighting reality.

How do you accept a struggle in life? ›

10 Ways to Overcome Challenges in Life
  1. Make A Plan. While you don't know what is going to happen in the future, you can always plan ahead. ...
  2. Know You're Not Alone. Every person in this world has their low points. ...
  3. Ask For Help. ...
  4. Feel Your Feelings. ...
  5. Accept Support. ...
  6. Help Others. ...
  7. Think Big. ...
  8. Positive Mindset.

How do you accept a difficult truth? ›

Take the courage and start a process of self-reflection to come to the truth of your current situation. Accept the truth of the situation. Do not judge the situation or yourself. Instead know that although it may feel unpleasant for the moment, by accepting reality as it is you are doing the right thing.

How does acceptance affect mental health? ›

A third reason why acceptance is important for good mental health is that it can be a kind of gateway to compassion for oneself and for others. This can often be very important for healing and moving on. And when acceptance is unattainable it can be a barrier to self-compassion for oneself and for others.

Is acceptance important for mental health? ›

Without self-acceptance, your psychological well-being can suffer, and often, beneficial interventions are less helpful for you than for others with higher self-acceptance. For example, practicing mindfulness can help many people reduce the impact of stress.

What happens when I accept myself? ›

Your mind becomes clearer and focused when you stop worrying about who you should be. You are able to help other people and see their problems as their problems, not your own. You will begin to understand the root of problems without judging them from your own perspective. You will see the world just the way it is.

When I accept myself as I am then I can change? ›

As the psychologist Carl Rogers put it “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself, just as I am, then I can change.” This philosophical viewpoint underpins so much of the value of yoga in mental health, and is also important in reducing the stigma associated with mental health conditions.

What is the secret to true happiness? ›

The secret is being yourself and totally owning it. Or as Neil Pasricha, #1 bestselling author of The Happiness Equation, says, "Be you and be cool with it."

What is the secret to be happy in life? ›

A secret to a happy life is, contentedness: If we live in the present, we cherish our memories, appreciate ourselves for every little thing, and are grateful for what we have. We will live a happy and satisfying life. All we need to do is change our perspective of life.

What brings true happiness? ›

True happiness is enjoying your own company and living in peace and harmony with your body, mind and soul. To be truly happy, you don't need other people or material things. Happiness is the consequence of personal effort and living a life of purpose.

How do I accept my destiny? ›

How to control your destiny
  1. Accept reality. To control your destiny, you must first accept who you are and where you are, right now. ...
  2. Question your beliefs. ...
  3. Let go of the past. ...
  4. Explore your relationships. ...
  5. Reveal your driving force. ...
  6. Face your fears. ...
  7. Design your life. ...
  8. Reset your focus.

What is the real serenity prayer? ›

O God and Heavenly Father, Grant to us the serenity of mind to accept that which cannot be changed; courage to change that which can be changed, and wisdom to know the one from the other, through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

What does it mean to accept oneself? ›

Self-acceptance is defined as “an individual's acceptance of all of their attributes, positive or negative.” [1] When we're self-accepting, we embrace every part of ourselves, not just the “positive” things! Self-acceptance is unconditional—you can recognize weaknesses, but still fully accept yourself.

How do I accept my life? ›

How to Accept Yourself, Your Life, and Your Reality
  1. Accept yourself. Acceptance is the ability to unconditionally value all parts of who you are. ...
  2. Acknowledge your reality. ...
  3. Practice radical honesty. ...
  4. Identify your part. ...
  5. Admit your mistakes. ...
  6. Own your outcomes. ...
  7. Don't let fear get in your way. ...
  8. Count on your competencies.
15 Feb 2018

What is an example of self-acceptance? ›

Here are some examples of what self-acceptance might look like for a variety of people: A man going through a divorce who feels like a failure because of it might experience self-acceptance as acknowledging that he made some mistakes and that his marriage failed, but that does not make him a failure.

How do you accept things you Cannot change? ›

12 Ways to Accept the Things You Cannot Change
  1. Control the Controllable. Start to focus on the things you *can* control. ...
  2. Don't Sweat the Small Stuff. ...
  3. Let Go of the Past. ...
  4. Practice Mindfulness. ...
  5. Find a Support Group. ...
  6. Seek Professional Help. ...
  7. Don't Resist Change. ...
  8. Focus on the Positive.

How do you practice acceptance? ›

To be more accepting, consider reflecting on your habitual attitude toward yourself and trying to be more gentle. You can also cultivate acceptance by noticing your resistance, questioning your patterns, being mindful, and considering your inner child.

What will happen if you do not accept yourself? ›

Refusing to accept yourself is counterproductive

Ironically, when we don't accept ourselves, we often behave in ways we find even less acceptable. A lot of us have harsh inner critics that tell us we're bad and wrong, that we should have done this and we shouldn't have done that.

What happens when I accept myself? ›

Your mind becomes clearer and focused when you stop worrying about who you should be. You are able to help other people and see their problems as their problems, not your own. You will begin to understand the root of problems without judging them from your own perspective. You will see the world just the way it is.

How do you accept hard life? ›

How In the moment, start by acknowledging any stress, weariness, frustration, anxiety, or pain. Open to the impact on your body and mind of whatever is difficult. Let the experience be whatever it is. Try to step back from it and observe it.

How do you accept a difficult truth? ›

Take the courage and start a process of self-reflection to come to the truth of your current situation. Accept the truth of the situation. Do not judge the situation or yourself. Instead know that although it may feel unpleasant for the moment, by accepting reality as it is you are doing the right thing.

How can I be kind to myself? ›

Tips for Being Kinder to Yourself
  1. Show up for your difficult feelings. Sitting alone with your thoughts is difficult and can feel unnatural. ...
  2. Do things you like. ...
  3. Center on what you value. ...
  4. Ground yourself. ...
  5. Savor your physical senses. ...
  6. Hug yourself. ...
  7. Notice what you are grateful for.
25 Aug 2021

How do you love your self? ›

8 Ways to Embrace Self-Love and Thank Your Body
  1. Meditation. Meditation is a beautiful way to center yourself. ...
  2. Mindful movement. Moving your body in a mindful way is much different than exercising or working out. ...
  3. A good read. ...
  4. Surround yourself with joy. ...
  5. Ask for help. ...
  6. Find your place of bliss. ...
  7. Slow down. ...
  8. Mirror work.

How do I accept my destiny? ›

How to control your destiny
  1. Accept reality. To control your destiny, you must first accept who you are and where you are, right now. ...
  2. Question your beliefs. ...
  3. Let go of the past. ...
  4. Explore your relationships. ...
  5. Reveal your driving force. ...
  6. Face your fears. ...
  7. Design your life. ...
  8. Reset your focus.

What is the real serenity prayer? ›

O God and Heavenly Father, Grant to us the serenity of mind to accept that which cannot be changed; courage to change that which can be changed, and wisdom to know the one from the other, through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

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