Let’s talk about self-esteem

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Let’s talk about self-esteem

Let’s talk about self-esteem a little bit.

Self-esteem is how you feel about your worthiness and importance
as a human being.  It’s your attitude about yourself.

Self-esteem is developed very early in life from the messages
you received from your parents and other experts who either told
you positive or negative things about yourself.  Now some of those
experts would be teachers, uncles, aunts, cousins, grandmothers,
grandfathers, relatives, neighbors; anybody who gave you their
opinion of you during those formative years were very influential
in your development of self-esteem.

But, you see, it really wasn’t what they said about you that
developed your self-esteem.  It is more the cumulative results of
your own thoughts and feelings you had in processing those messages
told to you by others.  You see, everything that comes into your
brain, you get to filter, and you get to store it depending on
where you want to store it, how you want to store it, and how
you want to respond to it.

Self-esteem runs on a scale from very high to very low.

The person with high self-esteem has a positive feeling of personal
worth.  The person with low self-esteem feels themselves living under
a cloud of negative circumstances.

A person with high self-esteem feels positive about their life,
valuable and important and worthy of respect and consideration.
They have the ability to influence others and enjoy new challenges
and expect things to go well in the future.  That is so important.
They expect things to go well in the future.

Now the question is…

“Self-esteem or self-confidence – What’s the difference?”

Well, they are different in that self-confidence is having confidence
in a particular skill or situation, and self-esteem relates more to
the deep feeling you have about your own value as a person.

Self-confidence is about the particular skills you have or dealing with
a certain situation, and self-esteem relates more to the feelings that
you have about your own value as a person.

I believe you start life with an innate sense of high self-esteem.  I see
it in how children love to wake up each day, looking forward to playing
and learning new things.  But over time, from the messages we process
from others, we slide down the scale in self-esteem.

And now is your time to climb back up to the level of self-value and
worthiness you were created for.

This is an excerpt from just one of the lessons in the
Ultimate Success Program.

When you’re ready, I invite you to join the thousands
who have applied these life lessons that I’ve put together
into a step-by-step success program.

There’s one recurring theme through all of the lessons,
and that is to take action on each and every step. If
you don’t do that, nothing will happen for you.

The law of cause and effect is real, you must be the
cause (the action) to get the desired effect (your
dreams and goals).

May I help you too?


As always, my best to you —

Mark Hendricks


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