Listening to your heart is just as important. I don't know where it comes from, but for some reason, I've always believed other people are more important than I am. I have sacrificed myself for others for so long, I don't know how to do anything else.
Recently, I put my foot down. I severed ties with someone whose words made me feel "less than". I think it was a first. At least the first conscious decision to let go of a relationship I had outgrown.
This step, while painful, was one step closer to valuing myself above someone else's feelings. Deep down inside, there is a place, I know I'm worth it. Worth standing up and feeling good about myself.
It's not about how much I do, it's about that innate sense of divinity in myself. It's in all of us, if only we would take the time to listen to our spirit. I am no better or worse than anyone else. I simply AM.
I AM the only me there is. You are the only you. Trying to be like someone else is a waste of time and effort. The best I can do is a second rate you. BUT, I can be a first rate me if I put the effort in.
Fantasizing the freedom to be a great me.