Taking The Hand Break Off

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“Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.”
Maxwell Maltz

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Self esteem is not an all or nothing game. For a lot of us, we can vary greatly on the self assurance spectrum depending on our mood, frame of mind, thoughts about our current circumstances. It is easy to spot the behaviours of people with self confidence but self esteem is more of an internal thought process fueled by beliefs.

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Raising your self esteem is more a process of eliminating barriers. You were born with a sense of worth. Your interpretation of events over time may have eroded that. Once you remove the obstacles towards self esteem, it will bubble up naturally

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What do you like about yourself? Look at all the areas of your life…..what do you like?

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Watch out for the patterns of thought that take you to a place where you start second-guessing or over-thinking. Now imagine that your best friend went through exactly the same thought process and ended up holding themselves back – what would you want to say to them?

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Learn to catch yourself every time you tell yourself that you can’t have, won’t get or aren’t good enough to get what you want. Take yourself off auto-pilot – make deliberate decisions on what really matters to you.

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When you do what you deep down think is the right thing to do then you raise and strengthen your self-esteem.

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It might be a small thing like getting up from the couch and going to the gym. It could be to be understanding instead of judgmental in a situation. Or to stop feeling sorry for yourself and focus on the opportunities and gratitude for what you actually have.

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Remember, nothing is more important than how you feel and think about yourself. Do the right thing today to raise your self esteem.

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“Everything that happens to you is a reflection of what you believe about yourself. We cannot outperform our level of self-esteem. We cannot draw to ourselves more than we think we are worth.”
Iyanla Vanzant

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