Low Self Esteem can Ruin your Life
By Jem Bacchus
Be determined to improve your self esteem and you are on your way to great achievement. Don't let a low self esteem ruin your life. The way you think about yourself determines how you interact with others.
Your mind can play costly tricks on you:
- nothing you do seems to go right;
- you believe that most people do not like you;
- you believe that you are not attractive;
- you choose something and it turns out to be the worst one;
- you are afraid to converse with others for fear that what you say might not make sense;
- You feel swallowed up in a whirlpool of frustration.
You ask yourself, "Just what's wrong with me?" The answer: Your thinking!
Stop thinking that the world is closing in on you. Get determined to achieve what you desire. Stop blaming other people for your misfortunes. The world is not your problem, you are your own problem! From this moment on, begin to think the right way and be determined to win, and win you will. Just remember that success never comes easily and that is why determination is its counterpart.
Very often one gets to the brink of success and with just a little disappointment or setback, they lose heart and give up too easily and too soon. Who knows what great things might have been achieved if only they had persevered.
Without a high self esteem, your life could be rather boring. Change your thinking and begin to see yourself on top of the world. Make a very special effort to be what you really want to be. You have to seriously decide either to remain in a miserable state of low self esteem, or acquire and develop a high self esteem with good character and self image.
Stop procrastinating! Begin now to make that all-important change in your life.You may have to find new friends and acquaintances, people who encourage you and give you that extra boost that you need.
A low self esteem could begin way back in childhood when children are made to believe that they are worthless. Their self confidence is eroded and they succumb to the idea that they can never achieve success in anything that they do. They were picked on, laughed at, pushed around, called ugly names, and treated with disdain. No wonder they grew up to be full of resentment.
If that was your experience, it is time you cut yourself loose from that mindset and do your best to overcome it. Start reading about the life of successful persons and you will soon discover that many of them had such low self esteem that they could not even complete an elementary education. You know that sort - they are called 'drop-outs.' Strangely enough many decided to override their low self esteem and change their attitude, whatever it took. They became some of the greatest men and women that ever lived.
Low self esteem has never helped anyone else and it sure will not help you. It can only drive you into depression, anger, grudge, fear and all the other evils that it generates. Re-program your thinking and control your state of mind. You must believe that you are worth much more than you think or you will remain at the foot of the ladder and never make an attempt to cllimb it. Do not waste your life away with feelings of inadequacies. Stop belittling yourself; success is yours, just reach out and grasp it.