Self-compassion is hard for some people to embrace because it sounds self-indulgent. This is a misnomer because practicing self-compassion actually gives us an incentive to try, not because we want to be the best but simply because we care about ourselves. Interestingly, most people find it is easier to care for others then to be kind to themselves.
This is an older post about self-compassion that is still very relevant. Many of still believe we need to “push through the pain” in order to succeed but the opposite has been proven to be true.