The Greek philosophers considered self-control and self-mastery the chief virtue. “A man who conquers himself has won the first and noblest virtues,” according to Plato, a Greek philosopher.
What Self-Control Means in Our Lives.
Self-control is to oversee or manage your desires. Thus, the self-control person avoids extremes. He refuses to lose control. In other words, he lives with balance. Therefore, self-control is control of self.
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?
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.
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.
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 external factors. When you are self-reliant, you believe you can do what you need to become successful and take care of yourself. Then, self-reliance is an essential component for developing high self-esteem and confidence.