Acceptance is a gift that you give yourself. Many people have the misconception that acceptance means stagnation and defeat. This cannot be farther from the truth. It is through acceptance that we open and allow ourselves to grow and move forward. When we are in a place of resistance, we are in a place of suffering, and we are often attracting exactly that which we are resisting. Here are some thoughts from Eckhart Tolle about acceptance:
"Accepting means you allow yourself to feel whatever it is you are feeling at that moment. It is part of the is-ness of the Now. You can't argue with what is. Well, you can, but if you do, you suffer. Through allowing, you become what you are: vast, spacious. You become whole. You are not a fragment anymore, which is how the ego perceives itself. Your true nature emerges, which is one with the nature of God."