Fight the Monster of Low Self Esteem

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One of the key aspects of success is a high self esteem and strong self confidence. Both these aspects help a person to face a tough world outside and success amid a degree of competition. If you have a low self confidence and a low self esteem it can spell disaster for you and those who depend on you. It can and will most certainly damage your career and along with your personal life.

Learning to overcome low self esteem is the path to success through self fulfillment and satisfaction through a better personal and private life. The key to getting back your self esteem and your confidence is in believing in your own abilities. Never for a moment, doubt that you don’t have it in you. Your life and those around you depends on it

Just like in cancer, the earlier you identify it the better are the chances of recovery, understanding your condition and identifying the problem earlier can help you to get rid of it. Don’t just sit on the problem and ignore it, matters will get worse by the day.

Unlike what some people, who are affected by low self confidence, may believe, lack of self confidence and self esteem is not something that we are born with. It is our perception of ourselves that is shaped by our upbringing, our surroundings, our experiences while growing up and also the social sub strata where we have spent our life. It is never in born.

Some people during the course of their childhood may have been unfortunate to have unsupportive parents or siblings and or abusive people shaping their conscience. Lack of support and urge and appreciation in anything that one does is one significant reason why we may end up having a low self esteem and or low self confidence. Remember everybody is born with a skill that he is good with. It is a rarity that some one is not good at something at least. No matter what someone says about your performance, you have only one way to go and that is up. The eternal optimist is one who says, while falling from a 10 storey building, “so far so good”. Rejections are never a permanent assessment of you or your abilities. It is the opinion of one man or may be a few and never a judgment of your abilities. It is up to you to prove your critics wrong.

One aspect of fighting a problem of low self confidence is getting all the help that you can get. There are so many online help that is available which can help you to overcome your problem. Try visiting the resources at Visit Build Self Confidence and read more about the great material that they have to restore your self confidence and your esteem.

Simple Steps

People who are suffering from a diminished self confidence need not to avoid people and dissocialize themselves because that ca do further harm than any good. Instead coming out and meeting people can increase your confidence. Unfortunately the general trend is the reverse.

A person suffering from a lack of confidence increasingly becomes wary of the people around him. He is afraid to talk to others thinking that people don’t like him and would not be willing to speak to him. This is what starts the loneliness and the depression that builds up inside and causes the person to become shy and aloof.

In order to get out of this spiraling chain reaction of shyness and low self confidence, one has to stop somehow the negative thinking that destroys him from the inside. Positive thinking is what makes a person become positive. The sooner you can shed this negative thinking the faster you get on the road to become confident and oozing with self esteem. Believe in what you want to become and start working on that.

People will pick up the subtle changes that happen in you. Believe me people are the first to pick up a change in your behavior. Specially the ones that are around all the time. Those that have always considered you for a loser will be in for a surprise. Your small changes, your decision making abilities, which will be taken more confidently than before, will make these skeptics looking for answers. People will start to accept you and respect you for the new you.

Never for even a moment let the person that you want yourself to become be away from your mind. Imagine what you want to become and accordingly behave the way. Positive thoughts bring forth the positive energy which gets reflected through your work and the way you deal with people around you.

Your positive attitude and strong decision making abilities (new found) will be the reason you will make new friends and associations. New business and personal opportunities ill start to present themselves to you. Your new found motivation and self confidence will rub on to even the people around you and influence them.

To Fight Low Esteem, Start Socializing

Although the usual trend when you are low in self confidence is to stay away from people, this is the very thing that you have to fight against and win over. Socializing with people takes the fear of people out of your thought process. Sometimes the fear of rejection gets deep rooted into your systems that have to go. Specializing is the best medicine for that. May e initially you will not have the right results and may be the jitters will take a couple of parties to get over, but eventually it will work. You can start by simply spending more time with the people who are in your inner circle like your friends and your family. This is surely going to make you feel more comfortable and start the process of change.

Fear of unable to get accepted by people is what creates the problem of self esteem. This is more of a mental thing and the sooner that you get out it is better. The more you meet and mingle with people you understand that your fear was unfounded and downright wrong. Try joining a group who may have the same interests that you have and this can go a long way to ensure that your fear is controlled. If you feel like you can join a class and use that as a great way to meet and exchange ideas with people. Although initially you may feel little uncomfortable and find it not worth it, but in order to beat your fears, meeting people is probably the best medicine. Until you do that there is no way that you will ever get out of the problem. Once you have overcome your fears you will have successfully overcome your greatest nemesis, your low self confidence.

Using Affirmations

Positive affirmations are a great way to overcome your fears of rejection and it can go a long way to ensure that your negativity can be eradicated. As soon as you feel that you are getting into a negative set of mind, start thinking about a positive affirmation and repeat it in your mind. This is a way to turn your negativity into positively and making your mind believe that it can overcome the problem. When your subconscious mind starts believing it, it starts to react accordingly.

Take some time off and write down a few positive affirmations such as “I am a happy person”; “I am great to be around”; “everybody jut adores me”; these are all positive thoughts that will infuse positive thoughts into you. Pick the ones that you think genuinely you want to be identified with and incorporate those affirmations into your characteristics. This is easier said than done but when done successfully will work wonders to your personality and self confidence.

Never during and after the process be harsh to yourself. Always encourage yourself. You are your best friend. When you inspire your own self you can overcome the problems that you are facing. If you don’t love yourself don’t expect others to love you.

Each day when you wake up and before you get into your daily schedule, spare some time for your own self. Go through your plan to incorporate the changes that you want to see in your life. Think about your life and how it will be after you have incorporated those changes. This is going to impact your confidence and esteem immediately right at the start of the day. Put yourself in your imagination of being surrounded by friends and well wisher and the respect and recognition that you are going to have and all the new opportunities that is going to happen in your life.

Change is something that no one can do for you. You alone have to incorporate those in your life and reap the benefits of them. You deserve a chance to a better life and you ought to give it to yourself. If you delay you many not even have that chance again. So don’t postpone the change, act today and enjoy the benefits of it for the rest of your life.

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  1. God taught me some hard lessons too. I remember one day talking with my wife (then fiance) about my collection of Louis L’Amour books. I had just bought the final copy and now had every book he ever wrote. I remember her saying something about the books and I told her I was not going to give them up. That night we went to Denver to hear Steve Hill (from the Brownsville revival). The title of his sermon was, “This Far and No Farther,” about having things in our life that we won’t surrender to God. He looked right at me and said, “If there is anything in your life that you have said, ‘I will never give this up,’ it is an idol and it will separate you from God.” The books went to the used bookstore the next day.

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