~ Big Time (Dance Mix) | Peter Gabriel ~
Today's horoscope says that I could experience a sense of satisfaction by being acknowledged and appreciated by others today.
My question is this . . . can't the same sense of satisfaction be achieved by having a well of confidence in yourself and knowing when a job is well done?
The following is a quote from DailyOM . . .
"When we learn to praise ourselves and build our self-worth, we discover a deep well of confidence and inner strength that we can consistently rely on.
Though it is natural to desire validation and praise from others, acknowledgment from others can be an uncertain prospect at best.
We can be a much more reliable and constant source of self-acknowledgement and recognition. When others do praise or admire us, their acknowledgment becomes a nice bonus that we can freely enjoy but not be dependent upon.
By choosing to take responsibility for your own self-worth today, you can also enjoy praise from others while knowing that their recognition is simply the icing on the cake."
Icing on the cake is a good thing, however, it is not always available . . . don't depend on others for an awesome sense of satisfaction. Set attainable goals, always do your best and give yourself kudos when they are deserved!