Tom, selfish high-five for this.
I totally agree.
If you don’t love yourself, who else will?
Our culture puts selflessness on a pedestal, and that’s fine. What’s not fine — is that as a by-product, this culture assumes that you don’t have to love and take care of your goals, passions, desires, ambitions. Like it will take care of itself.
You have to love yourself like your life depends on it. Because it does.