Upping Your Self Esteem

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“Having a low opinion of yourself is not ‘modesty’. It’s self-destruction. Holding your uniqueness in high regard is not ‘egotism’. It’s a necessary precondition to happiness and success.”
Bobbe Sommer

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Self-esteem affects every single part of our lives. If that esteem is low, we can feel like our life is not worthy. Elevating esteem for ourselves is one of the main keys to happiness in life.

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Your own self-esteem is something more fundamental than the normal ‘ups and downs’ associated with day to day events. People with poor self-esteem rely on how they are doing in the present to determine how they feel about themselves. They need positive external experiences and reassurances to counteract the negative feelings and thoughts that constantly plague them.

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Healthy self-esteem is based on our ability to assess ourselves accurately, really know ourselves, and still be able to accept and to value ourselves unconditionally. This means being able to realistically acknowledge our strengths and limitations (which is part of being human) and accepting ourselves as worthy and worthwhile.

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Sometimes we need to up our self-esteem, this will enhance our quality of life and the way we view things. When I was younger I had low self-esteem , over time I worked on myself and began to change my thinking. I know that who I am is important. I am myself. unique. I try to be a good person and my opinion matters (maybe not to some people), but that is OK.

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How you see yourself determines the state of your happiness and success. You are who you think you are.The beliefs you have about yourself are the source of your behaviour and your results in life. The good news is that you can change and choose what you believe.

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Choose to appreciate yourself today.

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“For real self esteem is not derived from the great things you’ve done, the things you won. The mark you’ve made – but an appreciation of yourself for what you are.”
Maxwell Max

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