Self-Acceptance vs Self-Improvement

I like investigating opposing views to my beliefs and world-views.  I found this article which discusses the issues with striving for self-improvement and the benefits of self-acceptance.  I like the author’s view to a point: I agree with self-acceptance as a starting point, but also believe that we should never become complacent and/or use self-acceptance as an excuse to stop growing.  Give it a read and let me know what you think:

image credit: livingnbliss.com
image credit: livingnbliss.com

 

http://www.oprah.com/spirit/How-Self-Acceptance-Can-Crack-Open-Your-Life

 

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15 thoughts on “Self-Acceptance vs Self-Improvement

  1. As you say, Dray, self acceptance is the first step. However, to stop at that point is stasis, inertia and leads nowhere. The first real sign of maturity is the willingness to be responsible for ourselves and our lives. From there, if we’re willing to do the work, we will grow!

    1. Great comment! I have had a few folk email me that by imploring folk to strive for self-improvement makes people think they are not good enough as they are. Your thought is the perfect answer to that argument! Thank you for posting!

    1. You guys seem to spend a lot of time together, especially out in nature. I think this makes a huge positive difference in a kid’s life. I am sure they have learned incredible life lessons from camping!

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