Lack of self esteem can be devastating.
It does not let us live our life to our fullest potential.
While that is reason aplenty for us to work on our self esteem, another aspect that makes self esteem building all the more important is - if we undervalue ourselves and think low of ourselves, we will encourage others to think the same about us.
Developing self esteem is also a sure-fire way for gaining confidence and motivation as well.
Generally speaking, causes of low self esteem are usually traced back to our childhood and growing up years, and the influence of people around us during those years.
Especially important is the influence of our parents, teachers and even friends who were close to us.
who had to deal with constant criticism, ridicule or abuse during those
precious formative years, are more likely to see themselves as "less
than good" in their adult life. And shaking off those childhood
hangovers is no easy task.
Additionally, a low self esteem could also be linked to our perception of failures over the years. A perceived failure can deliver a blow to our self image, and may make us feel we are not worth the success we want to achieve.
And finally, perceptions of our physical attributes - which are not entirely in our hands - can also cause self esteem issues.
if we believe we are too short, or overweight, or have a disability or
illness that we believe affects our normal functioning in the society,
it could likely lead to the feeling of lack of self worth.
Lots of ways:
If you answered yes to a few of the above questions, chances are your self esteem could use a boost.
drive through your life with a hand brake on! You need to get that brake
off. And the sooner you learn to do that, the better it will be for you.