Learn How To Develop Self-esteem And Improve Your Life
You must have heard of this line, 'good self-esteem is the key to achievement'. self-esteem influences every aspect of your life--your profession, your friendships with other people, your health and your money. A healthy self-esteem means being able to see yourself positively; being able to openly accept your flaws along with your positive characteristics. On the other hand, a person with an unhealthy self-confidence feels negative about who he or she is.
If we really look at it, our self-confidence is based on how we look when compared with other people. Either consciously or unconsciously, we classify people in our minds--we admire some and hate some--and it is also through this classification that we rate our level of self-confidence. If you are with a low self-esteem, your life is likely to be empty and dejected. You are likely to feel frustrated and useless most of the time. A depressing life, right? But you can opt not to live this way. Generally, low self-confidence is caused by a person's incorrect opinion of himself. So how does self-esteem building work? Here are some guidelines to guide you on how to develop self-confidence.
The first thing you need to do in order to develop self-confidence is to do some self examination and get a true objective view of yourself. You must build a solid base by knowing all your strong points and weak points. What are your skills? What are the things that you love to do? What would you like to be fantastic at? What are the things that you are not fantastic at? What don't you like doing? You have to discover which areas in your life are actually making you shine and which areas are pulling you down. Below is a list of the most common areas in our lives that affect our self-esteem.
Self Respect - If you don't respect yourself, odds are, you will end up seeing yourself in a very critical way--missing things that you are good at and seeing only your weak points.
Mindset - Those who go through life with a negative attitude fail to see failures and obstacles as temporary and normal. Instead, they take these setbacks as a sign of their weakness or inadequacy.
Relationships - Many of us do not realize how big of an impact the people we are surrounded with has on our lives, on our being. So, being surrounded with people who make you feel inferior is not a good idea.
You then have to act on finding solutions after you have figured out what you have to improve on yourself. You have to remember all that you have discovered about yourself during your self assessment and Focus on working on each of them.
There are special self-esteem exercises that can help people build self-esteem and become more confident and independent. There are those that needs to be performed with the guidance of professionals; but there are also those that don't need any professional supervision.
Those who believe in themselves and have high self-confidence are likely going to have the best things in life. So if you want to have a contented and satisfied life, make sure to work on achieving a healthy level of self-esteem.
by: brian g hill