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 confidence? If your answer to the latter is yes, you want to read ‘Why Build Self-Esteem,’ the first chapter of my book, Build Self-Esteem.
To accept yourself is to love yourself. It is self-caring or being empathetic to yourself. And It is nourishing yourself. If you want to accept yourself, let go of the five things below:
Self-awareness allows us to know what makes us feel good and what does not. When we know this, we can choose self-talk to “feel enough,” and to like ourselves. To develop greater self-awareness and thus positive self-talk, you want to:
Self-esteem is the reputation one holds with oneself. It is appreciating one’s worth. And feeling satisfied with who you are. Thus, it affects your confidence in your ability to reach your goals and thus achieve success.
Self-reliance is knowing you can stand on your own two feet. It is listening to your inner guidance or nudges, etc., rather than to others. Or to external factors. When you are self-reliant, you believe you can do what you need to do to become successful and take care of yourself. Then self-reliance is an essential component for developing high self-esteem and confidence.
To develop self-reliance, you want to do the following:
Assertiveness is a powerful form of communication that you can you can use to take care of yourself while building positive relationships. If you assert yourself appropriately on a regular basis, you build self-esteem to the degree that you:
Are you giving yourself positive statements to empower yourself right now?
A person’s self-talk, verbally or silently, empowers or disempowers him or her. Thus, it builds or undermines his self-esteem and self-confidence. How does it do that? It determines our:
Would you like to reach your goals in life and do so easier and with less stress? And enhance your self-esteem and confidence? If so, would it be important to you to have proven strategies for successful goal achievement?
Here are the five strategies for successful goals achievement:
Comparing ourselves to others is self-defeating. It causes us not to see our self as a separate person with individual strengths and abilities. Then, comparing our self to another person leads us to think that the other person has no faults and that we should be like that person. Therefore, this causes one to feel less than and leads to self-criticism, which further undermines self-esteem. So, would it be important to you to release comparison now?
We want to know and feel we can reach our desired goals, express our opinions, and handle criticism, conflict, and difficult situations to feel okay. So, how do we release feelings of inadequacy?