Accepting yourself is one of the most powerful choices you can make. In my experience though, people resist the idea of accepting the darkest thoughts and corners of their personality because they feel it is a form of disempowering surrender.
I have watched professionals become effective leaders once they accepted their fears and insecurities. I have coached highly paid sales executives to acknowledge and learn from the negative noise in their heads. And I have seen others just like you and me find a calm graciousness within as they accept themselves as they are.
Acceptance is a thought process, not an action. And acceptance releases you from the hold the negative noise has on you.
Action – Start small if necessary but today identify and accept one of the negative thoughts or judgments you have about yourself. What will happen next may amaze you!