self-confidenceA lot of people are unaware of how important self-esteem really is when it comes to living a happy and successful life. Believe it or not, self-esteem can either make or break the success of our lives.

Think of self-esteem as the foundation for a building. The stronger a building’s foundation is, the stronger the building is right? The same concept can be applied to our lives. The stronger we make our foundation (self-esteem) the harder we will be to take down or knock over!

For some people, good self-esteem comes naturally. For others, thinking positively about themselves is so uncomfortable that they have a hard time accepting a compliment.

Usually, when a person has a hard time building self-esteem it’s because they have undergone certain experiences that were less than pleasant. The tricky thing about self-esteem is the fact that it can be easily torn down if we don’t reinforce it. The worst part is, it may be easy to tear down but it certainly isn’t simple to build it back up.

For this reason, we should do everything we can to not only raise our self-esteem, but reinforce it as well.

You may be wondering to yourself, how am I supposed to do that?

Well, to answer your question, the process is simpler than you may think! The first step, as hard as it may be for some people, is to put themselves first. Allowing yourself to have some time to appreciate yourself is vital when it comes to learning to feel good about yourself.

The next step would be to make three lists. In one list, I would like you to list out all of the things you like about yourself. On the second list, jot down all of your strengths. For the final list, I would like you to list out all of your achievements.

Make sure you put these lists where they are easily visible and in an area you are commonly in. This will allow you to have easy reference to all of the things you admire about yourself the next time you feel like your self-esteem levels may be lacking. As well, don’t be afraid to get insight from others while making your lists. Just make sure they are positive people with positive things to say.

The next step will take some practice and some time to master, but it is more than possible. The next time you begin to have negative thoughts about yourself, I would like you to take the time to remember that nobody is perfect.

All too often, people destroy their own self-esteem’s completely unintentionally trying to make themselves a perfect person. We are all humans and the sooner we all realize that there is no such thing as flawless, the sooner we will be able to live happy lives and be satisfied with ourselves.

You may also want to consider dressing a bit sharper than normal and maybe even getting a new hair style. When we look in the mirror, what we see has a large impact on our self-esteem. It can either be a positive impact or a negative one, depending on whether or not we like what we see.

Making sure to pay some extra attention to yourself is a great way of creating a look you can be happy with which will lead to boosting your self-esteem.

Finding new talents is also a great way of reinforcing your self-esteem. After all, finding new talents and hobbies that you can excel in is just another way of showing you that you are a good person who is talented and can be successful.

Please keep in mind, for some reason, there are people in this world that thrive off of destroying others and hindering their success. It is important to let these types of people’s feedback go in one ear and out of the other.

Don’t get me wrong, if a person has constructive feedback to offer you that can actually help you in the long-run, you should take it to heart. However, comments coming from people who would love nothing more than to see you fail should be completely ignored.

The last tip that I will leave you with for now is to set yourself goals that are achievable. It is better to stick to short-term goals so that you can achieve them quickly and use them for periodic self-esteem reinforces.

Take a minute to imagine the life you could create for yourself if you just believed in yourself and felt good about yourself as a person. There aren’t many things worse in life than living a limited life, except for creating a limited life for ourselves.

Opportunity and abundance are knocking on the door, the key to unlock the door and open it can be found in self-esteem!

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