Low self-esteem can be traced to many of the problems we see in the world today. We often hear that phrase, but what does it really mean? Self-esteem is how you feel about yourself. People that feel good about themselves usually have better relationships, higher incomes and happier lives. The key is how do we get there if we do not already feel good about ourselves? That is what I will be covering over the next several posts.
Admit you have a problem-this is the first step in building your self-esteem. I know it might not make sense to admit that you do not feel as good about yourself as you should. That would seem to only make you feel worse. The key is that until you admit you have a problem you will be powerless to solve it.
Look at your life and really be honest about what you see. Do you feel good about yourself? No, I am not talking about that false bravado that you share with your friends. I am talking about that 3am feeling when you wake up and have to deal with your life. Until you admit you have a problem you cannot begin to solve it.
Now this should not turn into a pity party. You do not need to recount all the bad things you have ever done. Simply say “I don’t feel as good about myself as I would like” will get the ball rolling. Once you admit that then you can move onto the next step.
After you have made that confession then pick one area in your life that you want to improve. Pick one area that if your life improved in this area it would make a big difference.
Do you have it? Well if you do then we will talk about what to do with that one area tomorrow. Until then just know that by admitting that you have a problem you have already begun building your self-esteem. Doesn’t it feel good to know that you are already headed to being a happier person and living a better life than you were just moments ago?
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