“If you don’t have confidence, you’ll always find a way not to win.”
– Carl Lewis
Recently I have been working with some new folks and a pattern has emerged. I am not sure if it is simply a result of people sharing together in group about their self esteem or something else. However, without exception each one of them have complained of a “low self esteem”. They want to increase their low self esteem. This is certainly a goal that is essential for us all, to continue to strive to increase our esteem. What has caught my interest is the belief of people that they carry a low self esteem. Their request to work on their”low self esteem”.
My first suggestion is to start looking at the goal differently. Begin by sending the right messages to our subconscious mind. Rather than saying I have low self esteem, the message is, “I am building my esteem and confidence”. “I am a powerful human being that recognizes my worth, value and abilities”. When we look at our esteem from a weakness perspective, we are focusing on our weakness, we will then build or attract more weakness. We must focus on our strengths and build on our strengths. When we build our strengths, we build our confidence. Thus our esteem is strengthened!
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