It is impossible to convince someone that they deserve better if they don't love their self enough to believe it.
We need friendship, which depends on trust. And that depends on concern for others, defending their rights, and not doing them harm.
Don't focus on trying to be 'the best'. Focus on being irreplaceable.
But I'd rather be in a constant state of healing than to be in a constant state of denial.
If you are in crisis of who you are and your self-image, then everything is going to be distorted because of one crisis that hasn’t been resolved.
Pastor A.R Bernard