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Life’s too short (part 3)

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By Angela Morris

Life’s too short! (Part 3)

Welcome back! Today we are going to take a closer look at ourselves (let’s be honest no-one else really has the time!) from a practical perspective.

Dealing with your self-esteem

If you desire to start a business or achieve your goals in life one of the things you need is a good sense of who you are. Even to set yourself the smallest of goals this needs to be in place.

Why is this even necessary? Because if you don’t know who you are others will be quick to define you and you won’t get much done!   This can be measured by your self-esteem.

What is self-esteem anyway, and how do you know whether it is positive or low?

Dictionary definition-

“confidence in one’s own worth or abilities; self-respect.”

Or I like to to call this, the oil for your wheels of motivation!,

Okay just to give you an idea, here is a mini-checklist of traits of someone who has positive self-esteem. They include:

  •  An awareness of personal strengths
  •  Confidence  
  •  An ability to solve problems
  •  Self-direction                                                         
  •  Feeling comfortable with a wide range of emotions
  •  Good self-care    
  •  The ability to trust others
  •  A good sense of personal limitations  
  •  The ability to say no

Someone with low self-esteem may either display or internalize:

  • Negative view of life
  • Perfectionist attitude
  • Mistrusting others – even those who show signs of affection
  • Blaming behaviour
  • Fear of taking risks
  • Feelings of being unloved and unlovable
  • Dependence – letting others make decisions
  • Fear of being ridiculed

What type of  “oil” is affecting your progression in life?   It’s easy to deflect and say…“I know someone like that!”   but this is not about someone else it is about you!   No matter how many people believe in you or don’t believe in you,  you will struggle to go forward unless you believe in you!

Obviously there is a lot more to this subject but for now, the big question is where do you sit in all of this?  Why do I care?  Purely because I want you to succeed and because..

“Life’s too short!”

 

Further reading

Tips-to-improve-your-self-esteem

The importance of believing in yourself

 

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