Self Esteem

by Daniel · 5 comments

“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!
Go, Go, Go…
Dan 🙂
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Kirk Flynn December 12, 2010 at 10:19 pm

This is a very good post. The confidence to achieving addiction recovery is among the important aspects for success. Unfortunately, the lack of confidence has been linked to drug abuse and dependency. The question now is, how can you inject confidence to people who have little of it to begin with?

jo latino December 13, 2010 at 8:33 pm

Dan…Great blog, I am going to keep it and share it with the tribe soon with your permission!
This is so true, focus on the positive and you get more. “As a man thinketh so is he!”
Go Go Go
Jo 🙂

Lizz December 13, 2010 at 10:39 pm

When you change your habits, you change who you are. Better still, when you change who you believe you are, you will automatically chang your habits. Marshall Sylver a leading expert in the area of subconscious re-programming.

Daniel December 14, 2010 at 7:02 am

Please do what you wish with any of these Blogs!

Daniel December 15, 2010 at 6:22 am

Great question Kirk, I will visit your blog to see your spin on this.

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