Improving Your Self Esteem
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So what is self-esteem? People seem to throw this word a lot but do they really understand what it means to have low self-esteem or an incredibly high one? A person who has a high regard for himself is considered someone with a high self-esteem.
Naturally, a person who does not believe much about his or her ability is someone who has a very low self-esteem. Self-esteem is a very important thing to have. Having too little is going to be your downfall but having too much of it is also not a good thing.
People maintain a certain image of other people in their minds. People are entitled to hold an impression of other people, despite it being bad or good. At the same time, they also have an image or mental picture of how they see themselves.
While some people have a good gauge on things, there are those who have very low regard for themselves. They do not see their true potential and this hampers their growth. They see themselves as a person who is incapable of achieving anything great, so they limit themselves to what is obvious.
If one feels valued and important, he or she will feel good about himself or herself. If one feels low and unessential, then he or she will truly rest in a lifeless slump. People battle with self-esteem differently. People deal with issues on self-esteem, in ways that feels more effective to them.
How to Build Self Esteem
Once you realize how important it is to have enough confidence about themselves, you have to work on how to boost your self-esteem, so that you can use it to your advantage:
- Do something that you enjoy: Passion is a great fuel and if you do something that you truly enjoy, you will be better with your work and you will be given a reason to smile. Do something you enjoy, and do not limit yourself to achieving great things.
- Explore your options: Do not conform yourself in a box. Stretch your wings and go out of your comfort zone, so that you can find out what you could be good about. Do not limit yourself to the obvious. Allow yourself to shine and do not be scared to take risks.
- Feel better about yourself. This can be done by dressing well, speaking well and thinking highly about yourself. You do not deserve to live lowly; you deserve to have a better life.
- Be grateful. Be thankful of the things that you have and were able to accomplish because it will teach you about the goodness of life and not the opposite side of it.
Importance of Self-Esteem
Confidence is a very important thing to have. When people feel powerful, they are able to do things beyond what they are expected to do. Power, even one that is only built on pure assumption, is still power that is useful enough to take people to great heights. Many of the accomplishments that people are able to make, was possible because they deemed it to happen. Confidence is like some magic pill that can invigorate people and empower individual endeavors. Not everyone is able to enjoy power and not every has the right level of self-esteem, to deal with the daily pressures in life.
Self doubt can be synonymous to paralysis. It can immobilize and disable you or prevent you from making strides in your life. Think of the moments you felt enthusiastic about your goals, but the momentum begins to slow down as the time for taking the first step approaches. You can hear the voice inside you saying, are you sure you can do it? What will happen if you mess up? As the days went by, your doubts decrease your ability to get the tasks at hand done. You’ll feel pressured, stumped, and it seems that all eyes are on you. Extreme self doubt is the main ingredient for losing your courage.
Every day, in one way or another, people are faced with challenges, and while some are relatively small, others can be quite overwhelming. Therefore the need for confidence is essential if the individual is going to be able to handle these life issues adequately and effectively.