Simply put your self-esteem is your inner beliefs about yourself. These beliefs have been developed throughout your life based on your personal experiences and relationships with others.
Do you really see yourself when you look in the mirror?
Your beliefs about yourself – or the way you see yourself is rarely the same as how others see you. We are often more critical of ourselves than others are. Our beliefs about ourselves may not be necessarily true…
Note that your self-esteem is about your inner beliefs – NOT your feelings. Everyone will experience good and bad feeling throughout their life. Being angry, sad, embarrassed, happy or surprised has nothing to do with our self-esteem. (Note: that if you are experiencing constant bouts of sadness, depression or mood changes you should seek the advice of a medical professional.)
It’s normal to feel sad if you didn’t get that promotion, or after a break-up. Just as being happy when a baby is born or beginning a new relationship is normal. These are just a part of normal ups and downs; feelings are not a reflection of who you are.
Self-esteem is how much you accept, love and value yourself – or not. Even though your beliefs were largely built during your childhood – they are not set in stone.
In matter of fact, I believe that everyone should be continually working at improving themselves. Life is constantly changing around us. We need to consciously decide how we are going to change with it.
When you have a healthy self-esteem you realistically acknowledge your strengths and weaknesses in face. You see every failure as a temporary setback – a challenge to overcome. You show yourself respect, are accountable for your decisions and understand that you and you alone are responsible for your life.
It is not – having a high ego. You don’t think you are better or worse than anyone else. It’s not bragging about how great you are. It’s not about being dependant on others for your self-worth or happiness.
Having a high self-esteem will enable you to live a happier, more successful life. Begin working on you now.
The Rosenberg scale is generally considered the standard against which other measures of self-esteem are compared. Take this short 10 question Self-Esteem test now.
Dr. Joe Rubino is the world’s leading authority on increasing self-esteem and he claims that improving your self-esteem is the #1 Most Important Ingredient for your happiness and success in life.
Dr. Joe’s extensive research shows that over 85% of us have some degree of self-esteem deficit. Yes, that’s pretty amazing. One of the reasons for this shocking number is that no one has ever taught us how to nurture and grow our self-esteem.
Check out Dr. Joe’s informative material on how to enhance your self-esteem by following his
Step by Step System – SuccessFactor1.