Do you need to increase your self esteem? The term self esteem is used in psychology to reflect a person’s overall emotional evaluation of his or her own worth. It is a judgment of oneself as well as an attitude toward the self. Self esteem encompasses beliefs (for example, “I am competent,” “I am worthy”) and emotions such as despair, pride, and shame. Self-esteem is also known as the evaluative dimension of the self that includes feelings of worthiness, pride, and discouragement.One’s self-esteem is also closely associated with self-consciousness.That was taken from Wikipedia.
Self esteem affects us all. It makes us take action or it prevents us from achieving our potential. I personally believe that self esteem is the main cause of having limiting beliefs. These are thoughts of I can’t, I am scared, I can’t take that risk, I am not good enough, I’m not smart enough, and the list goes on and on. We all have these thoughts. We encounter these limiting beliefs daily. What can we do to change those beliefs?
First we need to reprogram your self esteem. When you start changing your beliefs, your words, actions, decisions, and outcomes will change. It’s not as easy as it sounds. You need to work at it daily, hourly, and every second. Self-doubt will crawl into your mind and continue to remind you that you can’t do it. Your doubt will tell you that you are stuck; there is no way out. But there is. It’s not easy and you will have to work at it.
So how do you improve your self esteem? I suggest that you need to have a self-evaluation. This requires you to compare the description of yourself as you are, aka your real self. Then describe the ideal person you want to become, aka your ideal self.
A self-evaluation is important because you are able to look and see what you know currently, what you do not know, and what you would like to know. You will begin to see your own strengths and weaknesses.
I went through my own self-evaluation when I turned 26. I was not happy where my life was headed. I took time to look at my real self and the ideal person I wanted to become. It was a fun, crazy journey but I came out of it with a new outlook on life.
I truly believe that you do have the power to increase your self-esteem. First you need to reevaluate your current life and figure out what you need in your life to satisfy your self-esteem. Once you do that, read, listen, and watch videos on how to obtain those traits you want.
During your self-evaluation, you’ll hear or learn about successful people that have the traits you want. Find out more about those people. Read their biographies, find their journeys to their successes, and uncover the tools and resources they used to get where they are today.
This is not easy or quick. If you want it badly enough you can obtain the highest level of self esteem you want.