If I wasn’t me, how would I advise me?

” All of us know how to be a great friend for other people, but often we don’t speak as friends to ourselves. One of the great lessons in life is – Become a friend to yourself. And one of the ways to do that is just to go if I wasn’t me, how would I advise me?
And then you’ll know the answer. So use it for the person who really matters to you, which is you.
Be a friend to yourself, show yourself the tolerance that you know that others deserve, you deserve it too.” Alain de Botton

Complete interview here.