Our esteem is what we appraise ourselves to be worth, what we see our value to be to others. It is what we believe we have to offer authentically and uniquely to the world in which we live and all its inhabitants. It is only inside ourselves that we can define our personal level of esteem. Individually, we each have skill sets, memories, knowledge, and interpretations that are ours alone to share…or not.
Perhaps, if you are experiencing what you believe to be a low level of self-esteem, you should consider giving yourself a break. Remember what Eleanor Roosevelt once said: “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
Rather than counting your failures, start counting your successes. A healthy level of self-esteem is sure to break through like the sun does at the end of the storm on a rainy day if you see the glass half-full instead of half-empty…even better if you discover the glass is spilling out everywhere instead of cracking from the dryness inside.
You alone decide what words to voraciously consume and which ones to catapult back into the vortex of that final frontier…so write your story the way you want it read.
After all, the history we learn from one generation to the next is founded on the words and the stories of its victors…make sure the commentary on your life is full of good stuff!!!
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone…there’s enough love around for all of us…just look inside…