What is self-esteem?
Simply put, self-esteem is how you feel about yourself. Unless you perceive yourself as worthwhile, you cannot have a high self-esteem. And a high self-esteem is something everybody should have. It plays a major role in determining your successes and failures. If you have a high self-esteem you will grow in conviction, competence and willingness to accept responsibility. You will face life with optimism, have better relationships and ultimately live a fulfilling life.
Advantages of High Self Esteem
Builds strong conviction
Creates willingness to accept responsibility
Builds optimistic attitudes Makes you more sensitive to the need of others
Makes you motivated and ambitious
If you have a high self-esteem you have nothing to worry about. But what if you are on the other end of the spectrum and have a low self-esteem? How do you recognize somebody with a poor self-esteem?
Apart from thinking negatively all the time, people with low self-esteem will be:
Have a critical nature
Have a big ego; be arrogant and believe "I know-it-all"
Close minded and self-centered.
Never accept responsibility.
The objective of this list is to provide you with a basis for self-evaluation rather than produce guilt. If you have low self-esteem, all you have to do is work a little harder and you will be able to build a positive self-esteem.
Tips to Build Positive Self Esteem
Substitute the negative into positive:
All you have to do is change the way you think.
Tell yourself that I am good instead of saying that I am no good.
Turn those stumbling blocks into stepping stones.
Be a strong person:
Refuse to let disappointments and failures pull you down.
Learn to be strong both emotionally and physically.
Work on yourself to look and feel good.
Learn the art of complimenting people genuinely and receiving compliments sincerely.
When somebody pays you a compliment remember to say thank you.
Accept responsibility: For what you do. Don't blame any and everything around you.
Like that school student who blames his teachers and the education system for his failure.
Try to inculcate these tips in your life and you will have a high self-esteem and consequently a happy and rewarding life.