An illness, a divorce, job loss, or loss of a loved one
knocked a person down and out. Or an economic crisis. Has a situation ever
knocked you down and out? Sometime you found yourself down and out from a
situation that you could not cope with. Did you say to yourself, “Would I feel better
if I gave up?” How did you come back from that situation?
What I want to share with you is how to come back from failure. There are four ways that can help you do so. What do you do if you ever feel down and out?
ever attended an event, such as a Christmas tree lightning, in the winter? In
your excitement, did you forget about how cold it was, or did you choose
thoughts to deal with the cold? Or did you attend a fireworks celebration in
July and forgot about the heat. Positive thoughts of the event led you to
choose thoughts to cope with the cold or the heat.
you aware of how living with greater awareness can change your life? In
“Live Consciously,” the
second chapter in Rise Up to Yourself:
Greater Success Awaits, you learn what conscious living will mean to your
Having Insight at the Right Moment
Have you ever thought of what you needed to do in a situation after the fact? Most people can recall a time at some point when they have said, “I should have or I wished I had done this or that. It came to them a few minutes later or the next day. In some situations, depending on it affects a person, he or she may become frustrated with oneself.
Assertiveness is a method of expressing your needs and wants. To do so is to stand a better chance of getting them met. It is standing up for yourself and choosing to take right action to reach your goals. People with high self-esteem and confidence find it easier to assert themselves. With assertiveness, you:
People who have high self-esteem feel they have value. Thus, they feel they are worthy and deserving of the best life has to offer. Because they believe in their strengths and abilities, they set goals based on them. Thus, they feel capable and confident. They trust themselves to reach their goals.
When we have peace of mind, we are not in an adversarial
relationship with our lives and ourselves. When we can know and feel we can
handle our daily life free of anxiety, we are confident. Thus, we like and
Many people feel comfortable in some situations and uncomfortable in others. Do you feel good about yourself wherever you are and with whomever you come in contact? Or are there some situations where you wish you felt more confident? If your answer to the latter is yes, you want to read ‘Why Choose High Self-Esteem,’ the first chapter of my book, Build Self-Esteem.
This chapter on ‘Why Choose High Self-Esteem’ explains why self-esteem is important to all areas of one’s life. In addition, the references and explanation given help people to see that having healthy self-esteem is good. Thus, they choose to make the decision to gain greater self-esteem.
When you were a child growing up, did your mother or father wake you up by gently shaking you and saying, “Rise up and Shine.”? If so, you probably knew that meant to pay attention to your teacher today, make good grades, and don’t get in trouble. So, you learned it meant, “Do your best.”