One big block to self-love is that we make it conditional, i.e. I will love myself ‘only’, ‘when’, ‘if’, ‘because’ and ‘after’. Making self-love conditional ensures there will always be a reason not to love ourselves yet.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.