does one get it?
Esteem, according to Websters Dictionary means to value,
appraise, estimate, to have great regard for; value highly; favorable opinion, high regard.
To have low self esteem is to not value, or have high regard for yourself. People with low self esteem never feel in charge of their own lives. They often feel like victims. They feel like outsiders, left out, unimportant, etc.. However low self esteem has two faces.
One is the personality that seems to always be the under achiever, the negative one, the one who says I cant, I shouldnt, I have to. The other face is the person who seems very confident, very opinionated, positional. All of this bravado is still a face of low self esteem. This type of person,is usually self centered, cant take criticism, instruction, or direction. They may be in leadership positions, and yet not be true leaders. This type of low self esteem will often deny that anything is wrong, because thinking they are in charge is their protection.
Now what is the face of true self esteem? Those with true self esteem are in charge of their lives. They take 100% responsibility for everything that happens in their lives. If relationships are not working in their life, they ask, what is it in me that is attracting this type of person or what am I doing to create this situation, instead of blaming the other person, if only they would, or could do this or that. If their finances are not what they desire, they ask what can I do to change this and they tap into their creative, intuitive side to do this. They do not waste time saying, there is never enough, if only I had a better job, if only, if only. They set about discovering why this is presently their situation. True self esteem values itself, it says, I can do, I can have, I can make my life what I desire it to be.
So today get in touch with your true self which is perfect in every way because it knows it was created perfect by a perfect creator. It is the false self that finds fault in who it is and lacks self esteem. Finding your Authentic or true self is the only adventure you cant afford to miss in life!
Don't you think so?
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