Friday, September 16, 2011

Self-Acceptance


Do you want total self-confidence?  Then one of the most important steps is to recognize your true worth as a person.  A sizable amount of the problems in your life can be traced back as a direct or indirect result of how you feel about yourself.  Remember this: YOU CAN NEVER BE BETTER THAN YOUR OWN SELF-IMAGE.

Intellectual acceptance of one's accomplishments or talents is not what I'm talking about.  Positive self-esteem is personal self-acceptance. You realize that you are a truly unique and worthy individual;  one who doesn't feel the need to impress others with achievements or material possessions.  Positive self esteem is not the same thing as an ego trip.  You are not in love with yourself in the egotistical sense.  Ironically, the person who incessantly brags or boasts displays one of the classic symptoms of low self-esteem.

You would think that those with the most success would have the greatest self-esteem but this is not always the case.  One the greatest tragedies of our time concerns those leaders, teachers, inventors, artists, and people who have made great contributions to mankind and yet are victims of their own low self-esteem.  Some of those most admired people in history have become drug addicts, alcoholics, and even committed suicide just to escape from a self that they could never quite accept and often grew to hate.

Developing positive self esteem is not just a matter of making yourself happy, it is the foundation on which you must build your whole life.  If you can hope to be free, it is a task which you must take seriously.

11 comments:

  1. thank you so very much for this post, made my day

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  2. I don't believe that self-esteem should be carried out insomuch that it leads to pride of independence (in a religious sense). But I'll leave it at that to avoid any controversy.

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  3. There is a line between self-esteem and egoism, learn to never ever cross it, it would defeat the purpose of self-esteem in my opinion.

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  4. very good post, i am working on it myself.

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  5. No self esteem here too. I often worry too much and end up doing worse. I have to admit I had my days of good self esteem but It can really be hard to get my self up after falling so low.

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  7. Awesome post man! It made for a good read and helped me a little! (:

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