Friday, January 23, 2015

Do you Have a Problem with Self Confidence?
Self esteem affects your confidence, how important is that? If you want to rise to any challenge you must believe in yourself. Without confidence in what you can do and in who you are what chance do you have of happiness or success?

So what is Self Esteem ?

Self esteem is your opinion of yourself. High self esteem is a good opinion of yourself, and low self esteem is a bad opinion of yourself.

The Importance of Self Esteem
Self esteem is essential and is a cornerstone of a positive attitude towards living. It is very important because it affects how you think, act and even how you relate to other people. It allows you to live life to your potential. Low self esteem means poor confidence and that also causes negative thoughts, which in turn means that you are likely to give up more easily rather than face challenges. In addition, it has a direct bearing on your happiness and wellbeing.

You may well be asking. Why should self esteem matter to me?

I believe self esteem is central to everything we do. It affects your behaviour and thoughts. It changes how you feel about and value yourself, can you imagine anything else so important?

These are some of the reasons I believe why your self esteem needs to be high. High self esteem can be the difference between success and failure, it can affect your thinking causing your outlook to be positive or negative. It affects your confidence, your self image and if you don’t value yourself how will you be able to value others?

Self esteem enables you to have the right attitude to succeed at work.

It also affects your happiness, now what do I mean by that?

Your capability to achieve what you most desire is directly related to your self esteem. Whilst on the other hand, failure is much more likely when you suffer from low self esteem because you will believe others when they tell you why you cannot succeed. 

At some time in our life’s most of us have carried around self doubts that have limited our potential. We have doubts on how capable we will be at performing a new job. We are uncertain as to whether we can keep our lover interested, or we have reservation whether we're smart enough to finish that university program. Whatever the case may be, this is where you have to look at your options, a choice needs to be made. You can either let your self doubts control your actions, or you can work through them by improving the things you can change and by accepting those you can't. 

We are all capable of removing the negative layers and replacing them with positive ones. Only then can we start working on the most important relationship we'll ever have, the relationship with yourself, it’s important to learn how to value yourself, your ability and your contribution in the world because you are unique. 

You have to understand that you cannot value and respect others unless you first value and respect yourself. We also have to learn the art of loving yourself, increase your confidence and fell better about yourself. When you look in the mirror look past the image you first see you are more than that. We all have things about our appearance that we don’t like but do you realise that other people looking at us will see something different. 

Self image is another significant part of how you feel about yourself. Low self esteem means that you will have a poor image of yourself and this will result in a loss of confidence. Your social skills will also suffer and you will find it harder to socialise because others will respond negatively to your lack of confidence. You need to see and understand that there are lots of good reasons to feel positive about yourself.

Remember That:

You must learn and understand that you, and only you must believe in yourself. You have to give yourself the credit you deserve for the succesful things that you have done in the past, the succesful things you are doing in the present and the succesful things you know you can and will do in the future.

An important part of  lifting and keeping your  self esteem is by making the commitment to learn something new. Attending  motivational seminars or read a book that will inspire you. There are lots of books and tapes that can help move you forward with your life. By making self development part and parcel of your life you will improve and retain you self esteem and be confident about the present and the future.

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