The words self-esteem and self-worth fly around our daily world with many of us completely avoiding this topic. Why?
Often, it is fear of the unknown of what having low self-esteem REALLY
means and how it impacts them. Another reason is the exhaustive thoughts
of fixing it. There are many people where their first thoughts are
years of therapy or coaching that cost them thousands of dollars they
would rather spend somewhere else. This isn’t true by the way! Think of
your self-esteem like a muscle. You must exercise it regularly to keep
"Everything that irritates us about others can
lead us to an
understanding of ourselves." ~ Carl Jung
For any of you that know my work and my beliefs, I work with
the inner voice and the core of self. I do believe all our answers lie
within us TODAY and hold the key to our future. Many people are
silently seeking self-worth fixes outside of themselves and sometimes
not completely aware. Some say, they know they do this, but do not know
how to change this. They put others down directly, indirectly, or back
handed comments. Why do we easily not reach for understanding, compassion, or a compliment of others?
Do you want to feel more confident from the inside out?
According to Wikipedia…
“Self-esteem is a term used in psychology to reflect a
person's overall evaluation or appraisal of his or her own worth.
Self-esteem encompasses beliefs (for example, "I am competent" or "I am
incompetent") and emotions such as triumph, despair, pride and shame. A
person's self-esteem may be reflected in their behavior, such as in
assertiveness, shyness, confidence or caution. Self-esteem can apply
specifically to a particular dimension (for example, "I believe I am a
good writer, and feel proud of that in particular") or have global
extent (for example, "I believe I am a good person, and feel proud of
myself in general").
Synonyms or near-synonyms of self-esteem include:
self-worth self-regard, self-respect, self-love (which can express
overtones of self-promotion), and self-integrity. Self-esteem is
distinct from self-confidence and self-efficacy, which involve beliefs
about ability and future performance” (Wikipedia, 2010, Self-esteem).
Now, if you are reading this and fearful of where you
self-esteem is right now, do not despair. Our self-worth can be like a
roller coaster ride in life, but rest assured you can get back in the
driver’s seat starting today. It didn’t happen over night when we slip
into reverse, so give yourself some time and patience to find your ‘drive’ once again or for the first time.
Here are a few of the signs of a slipping self-esteem….
1. Taking other people's inventory instead of our own
2. Fear that people have hidden demononic meanings to
their words far too often (Example: “Did you hear what Sally said to me?
She said she liked my dress, but I bet it was a dig”…)
3. Anxiety is more present than usual. One example is so many people are ‘irritating’ you!
4. Fear of judgment is present too much in your life and judgment of self has been kicked into high gear!
5. When you go to the grocery store and you obsess & look forward to the candy, chips, and Ice Cream isles, while making a beeline silently screaming for Ben & Jerry!…
There are many options at your fingers tips to improve your self-esteem starting today.
At MernaThrone.com we have many self-discovery opportunities for
everyone, no matter where you are beginning on this journey. Some people
like to self-start, others are ready for one on one coaching, or a
little of both. Below we have some options for you to explore and find
the best fit for *You*.
After all, you are the *Star* of your own life, so let’s get going.
Working on our self-worth and the relationship with self is the
most important relationship you will ever have. Like ripples in a pond,
it goes out to all others areas of our live and loves without thinking,
so make it strong! I like to keep things as simple, yet powerful as
possible since we all have these busy 21st century lives.
Our Inner Voice = Success or struggle? Which do you choose?
(Our Inner Voice is the voice of our self-esteem by the way.)
Get going now below with your exploration of options and shift into high gear!