A human chose to love himself, and then...
Most of us are impatient with ourselves and impatient with Love. Individually and all together, we are impatient in loving ourselves. If you want to love yourself, yes, spend some time with yourself. Get comfortable being quietly with yourself. Additionally, if you want to love yourself, admit to yourself the things you want, then go get 'em.
Give yourself permission to be the person you want to be, as long as you're not causing injury. That person will not magically materialize one day from a flash of light and insight. That person must be lived. If you could meet your fulfilled future self, would you mostly judge them, or honor them? If you say you will honor them, then don't spend most of your time judging yourself now.
All of us are layered, textered, complex people who most times don't set out to do things which are wrong. Understand that most people want to live doing what in our clearest mind we think is right. That is an undeniably lovable quality in human beings. At the same time, understand that none of us is always 100% clear sighted. There is always more to learn, and be mindful of. Still, individually and together, let's give ourselves a chance.