What Is Self Esteem?
And why should I care about it anyway?
So let's define what is self esteem.
We all have an opinion on everything and on everyone, consciously or unconsciously.
And we always put a value on it, like good or bad, interesting or boring, like or dislike.
It is how we are built; we analyse, measure and judge everything under the sun from the food we taste to the people we meet.
Self esteem is how you value or measure yourself. It is the opinion you have of yourself in general and in specific areas (relationships, social, work etc..)
So.. how do you feel about yourself?
•Do you like what you see in that mirror? (and i'm not just talking about your physical appearance)
•Do you feel pride,compassion and respect about yourself most of the time? (and we're not talking about the self centered, show off type here, but a healthy pride about who you are as a being)
•Are you the confident and risk taker kind of person and more important...
•Do you generally feel happy and joyful in your life?
If yes, then you're doing pretty well and may have a healthy self esteem.My friend, Guy has a great website.
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Self Esteem Affects Your Whole Life
Quotations about Confidence
Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent. ~Eleanor Roosevelt
It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else's eyes. ~Sally Field
Don't let people drive you crazy when you know it's in walking distance. ~Author Unknown
Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie
Which we ascribe to heaven.
~William Shakespeare, All's Well That Ends Well
A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her. ~David Brinkley
It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not. ~Author Unknown
We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our own worst enemies. ~Roderick Thorp, Rainbow Drive
It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to. ~W.C. Fields
Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right. ~Henry Ford
I quit being afraid when my first venture failed and the sky didn't fall down. ~Allen H. Neuharth
If you hear a voice within you say "you cannot paint," then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. ~Vincent Van Gogh
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
I am convinced all of humanity is born with more gifts than we know. Most are born geniuses and just get de-geniused rapidly. ~Buckminster Fuller
Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within. ~Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Don't live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable. ~Wendy Wasserstein
Success comes in cans, not cant's. ~Author Unknown
Put your future in good hands - your own. ~Author Unknown
What a fool, quoth he, am I, thus to lie in a stinking dungeon, when I may as well walk at liberty! I have a key in my bosom, called Promise, that will, I am persuaded, open any lock in Doubting Castle. ~John Bunyan
I am not a has-been. I am a will be. ~Lauren Bacall
The light of starry dreams can only be seen once we escape the blinding cities of disbelief. ~Shawn Purvis, ShawnPurvis.com
I'm not old enough to play baseball or football. I'm not eight yet. My mom told me when you start baseball, you aren't going to be able to run that fast because you had an operation. I told Mom I wouldn't need to run that fast. When I play baseball, I'll just hit them out of the park. Then I'll be able to walk. ~Edward J. McGrath, Jr., "An Exceptional View of Life," quoted in Chicken Soup for the Soul by Jack Canfield & Mark Victor Hansen, 1993
If you really put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price. ~Author Unknown
Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong. ~Peter T. Mcintyre
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. ~Anaïs Nin, Diary, 1969
Argue for your limitations and, sure enough, they're yours. ~Richard Bach, Illusions
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them. ~Michael Jordan
It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves. ~Edmund Hillary
Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered - either by themselves or by others. ~Mark Twain
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance. ~Bruce Barton
A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves obscure men whose timidity prevented them from making a first effort. ~Sydney Smith
Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn't know that so it goes on flying anyway. ~Mary Kay Ash
Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. ~Norman Vincent Peale
Always act like you're wearing an invisible crown. ~Author Unknown
The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable. ~Paul Tillich
Of all our infirmities, the most savage is to despise our being. ~Michel de Montaigne
People are crying up the rich and variegated plumage of the peacock, and he is himself blushing at the sight of his ugly feet. ~Sa'Di
It's hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head. ~Sally Kempton, Esquire, 1970
When the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, it may be that they take better care of it there. ~Cecil Selig
Other people's opinion of you does not have to become your reality. ~Les Brown
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
You're on your own.
And you know what you know.
You are the guy who'll decide where to go.
Confidence is preparation. Everything else is beyond your control. ~Richard Kline
Knock the "t" off the "can't." ~Samuel Johnson
Sex appeal is fifty percent what you've got and fifty percent what people think you've got. ~Sophia Loren
They are the weakest, however strong, who have no faith in themselves or their own powers. ~Christian Bovee
We are all such a waste of our potential, like three-way lamps using one-way bulbs. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960
I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it. ~Edgar Allan Poe
If you doubt yourself, then indeed you stand on shaky ground. ~Henrik Ibsen
Nothing reduces the odds against you like ignoring them. ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com
Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot. ~Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany's, 1958, spoken by the character Holly Golightly
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. ~Henry S. Haskins, Meditations in Wall Street, 1940, commonly misattributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson (Thanks, Garson O'Toole!)
The horizon, to remind you of your courage, sends its gentle waves of confidence to kiss your feet. ~Dodinsky, www.dodinsky.com
Never dull your shine for somebody else. ~Tyra Banks, America's Next Top Model, "The Girl Who Is Afraid of Heights," original airdate 17 October 2007
If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves. ~Thomas Alva Edison
Always hold your head up, but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level. ~Max L. Forman
Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt. ~William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure, 1604
The things we hate about ourselves aren't more real than things we like about ourselves. ~Ellen Goodman
I was thinking of my patients, and how the worst moment for them was when they discovered they were masters of their own fate. It was not a matter of bad or good luck. When they could no longer blame fate, they were in despair. ~Anaïs Nin
Just as much as we see in others we have in ourselves. ~William Hazlitt
Your problem is you're... too busy holding onto your unworthiness. ~Ram Dass
Learning too soon our limitations, we never learn our powers. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960
Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself. ~Michel de Montaigne
It's me who is my enemy
Me who beats me up
Me who makes the monsters
Me who strips my confidence.
~Paula Cole, "Me," This Fire
The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled. ~Andrew Carnegie
Life marks us all down, so it's just as well that we start out by overpricing ourselves. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960
A gold medal is a nice thing - but if you're not enough without it, you'll never be enough with it. ~From Cool Runnings
Don't let anyone steal your dream. It's your dream, not theirs. ~Dan Zadra
If I am not for myself, who will be? ~Pirke Avoth
All of us have wonders hidden in our breasts, only needing circumstances to evoke them. ~Charles Dickens
Self-love seems so often unrequited. ~Anthony Powell
Once you become self-conscious, there is no end to it; once you start to doubt, there is no room for anything else. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960
What a man thinks of himself, that it is which determines, or rather indicates his fate. ~Henry David Thoreau
There are offences given and offences not given but taken. ~Izaak Walton
Men harm others by their deeds, themselves by their thoughts. ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827
A person can grow only as much as his horizon allows. ~John Powell
Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers. ~Veronica A. Shoffstall, "After a While," 1971
It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself. ~Epicurus
If you must love your neighbor as yourself, it is at least as fair to love yourself as your neighbor. ~Nicholas de Chamfort
I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship. ~Louisa May Alcott
How often in life we complete a task that was beyond the capability of the person we were when we started it. ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com
Every day we slaughter our finest impulses. That is why we get a heart-ache when we read those lines written by the hand of a master and recognize them as our own, as the tender shoots which we stifled because we lacked the faith to believe in our own powers, our own criterion of truth and beauty. Every man, when he gets quiet, when he becomes desperately honest with himself, is capable of uttering profound truths. We all derive from the same source. There is no mystery about the origin of things. We are all part of creation, all kings, all poets, all musicians; we have only to open up, to discover what is already there. ~Henry Miller, Sexus
Pay no attention to what the critics say. A statue has never been erected in honor of a critic. ~Jean Sibelius
Self-confidence grows on trees, in other people's orchards. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960
When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you. ~African Proverb
The best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do. ~Author Unknown
Be proud to wear you. ~Dodinsky, www.dodinsky.com
Be humble, for the worst thing in the world is of the same stuff as you; be confident, for the stars are of the same stuff as you. ~Nicholai Velimirovic
Great tranquility of heart is his who cares for neither praise nor blame. ~Thomas à Kempis
Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people. ~André Dubus
Chiefly the mold of a man's fortune is in his own hands. ~Francis Bacon
God wisely designed the human body so that we can neither pat our own backs nor kick ourselves too easily. ~Author Unknown
We probably wouldn't worry about what people think of us if we could know how seldom they do. ~Olin Miller
Seek roses in December, ice in June;
Hope constancy in wind, or corn in chaff;
Believe a woman or an epitaph,
Or any other thing that's false, before
You trust in critics.
~George Gordon, Lord Byron, "English Bards and Scotch Reviewers"
You're never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you're never as bad as they say when you lose. ~Lou Holtz and John Heisler, The Fighting Spirit
[Self-]assurance is contemptible and fatal unless it is self-knowledge. ~George Santayana, Character and Opinion in the United States, 1921
Mediocrity is a hand-rail. ~Charles Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu, Mes pensées
All that Adam had, all that Caesar could, you have and can do.... Build, therefore, your own world. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature
Oliver Wendell Holmes once attended a meeting in which he was the shortest man present. "Dr. Holmes," quipped a friend, "I should think you'd feel rather small among us big fellows." "I do," retorted Holmes, "I feel like a dime among a lot of pennies." ~Author Unknown
The way you treat yourself sets the standard for others. ~Sonya Friedman
Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us that we are nothing but acorns and that our greatest happiness will be to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns; but that is of interest only to pigs. Our faith gives us knowledge of something better: that we can become oak trees. ~E.F. Schumacher
Many men are like unto sausages: Whatever you stuff them with, that they will bear in them. ~Alexi Konstantinovich Tolstoy
Only as high as I reach can I grow,
Only as far as I seek can I go,
Only as deep as I look can I see,
Only as much as I dream can I be.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. ~Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles," 1992 (commonly misattributed to Nelson Mandela, 1994 inauguration speech)
Men are not against you; they are merely for themselves. ~Gene Fowler, Skyline, 1961
No power in society, no hardship in your condition can depress you, keep you down, in knowledge, power, virtue, influence, but by your own consent. ~William Ellery Channing, 1838 (Thanks, Garson O'Toole!)
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