I'm a motivational speaker - which means I'm going to tell you to love yourself no matter what. I even published an audio series entitled 12 Secrets to High Self-Esteem wherein I go into great detail about exactly how to do that. But here's the deal. Like all fantastic ideas that will change your life for the better, while they may be SIMPLE, they are not always EASY. In fact, this very morning I found myself looking in the mirror and snarling at my...okay, here it comes...back fat.
Oh yes, I talk about loving yourself, but in that moment I was anything but loving my back fat. I mean, what in the heck is the point of back fat? To keep me warm? Helloooooooo. I'm already HOT. Like really, really hot. And not in a good way. I say I don't like cold weather but I'm beginning to change my mind on that one. Nova Scotia is sounding good to me right now.
I look like the flippin' Pillsbury doughboy and I never found him particularly sexy.
So as I stood there looking at the many Layers of Linda Lee Larsen, I heard myself say something that really surprised me. I said, "Okay you fluffy little rolls, I'm just going to love you too."
What? I said what? Yes, I did. I didn't PLAN to say those words, I just said them. And a very weird thing happened in that moment. I felt...happy. Actually, truly, authentically happy. All over. Even in my fat parts.
Now before you go all skeptical on me, I ask you to try it. Just say it. Just stare right at those parts you don't love so much and tell them to calm down and relax 'cause you're going to love them too.
Hey, it's either this or start packing for Nova Scotia.
About the Author
Linda Larsen, CSP, CPAE is a Hall of Fame Speaker, professional actress, best-selling author and serious lover of doggies. Linda speaks at conferences and meetings around the world, helping people bring the very best version of themselves to life every day! To talk to Linda about how she can contribute to the success of your next event, call 941-927-4700. Or go to Book Linda Now!