I received a great question the other day from a guy on Facebook. He asked me, “How do you practice self love?”

Well, first of all I have a program called “What’s Your Excuse?” (and called “No Excuses” for women) that contains an entire audio volume on self love. It talks about how to go on the journey to self love and I also tell my own story and journey to self love.

As to the question of how to practice self love, there are a number of ways to do this. You should start writing down everything about who you are as a person.

Answer these questions when you are writing this all down. What are your strong points? What are your weak points? Do you respect who you are as a person? Do you respect your choices?

Do you look at every single day as a gift or as a challenge? If you look at it as a challenge, do you accept that challenge as your gift or do you see that challenge as something that means you’re lacking?

Self love means being able to look in the mirror every single day and admire your strengths and your weaknesses. If you embrace your strengths and accept your weaknesses as a challenge, it means that you are accepting of who you really are as a person.

We’re not perfect. We’re all flawed, but every time you accept yourself you fall more in love with yourself.

When you really start accepting yourself, you will run into people who drive you up the wall. Do you know why they do that?

It is because life is a mirror. It is because they are teaching you things you need to learn about yourself. That is why they drive you crazy.

So life should be a daily occurrence of falling in love with yourself. Meet every challenge head on and accept when you fail, because failure is just a temporary thing.

Remember that if you fail at something today, that does not mean you are going to fail at it permanently. It just means that at this point in time, today, you didn’t get it right. The next day, go out and embrace that challenge all over again.