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boost your self esteem with this article



Look in the mirror, what do you see? Most people see someone who is tired, someone who is barely making ends meet living paycheck to paycheck, someone who prays for a better tomorrow.

Does this sound familiar? If so then you may have a low self-esteem. Our self-esteem is the "value" we put on ourselves. If we feel like failures others will see us in that manner as well. If we feel great about ourselves then other will think we are great also.

Here are just a few tips and ideas to help you overcome your low self-esteem.

First of all, despite any imperfections we may have we must love ourselves. How can we even begin to love anyone else, if we have no love for ourselves. This is possibly the most important factor in overcoming low self-esteem. Love who you are.

Next, look at yourself in the mirror. No, not your appearance but deeper. Look into your eyes. Your eyes tell a story. Our eyes are like windows into our souls. Our appearance is just the surface, but our soul is "who" we are. Get to know yourself all over again. Take pride in yourself and in all you do. Always feel good about who you are. Keep in mind everyone goes through hardships in their lives but the way we choose to deal with these hardships is what makes or breaks us.

Another tip is to accept that we each control our lives. We create our future by effort. No one can do it for us. Unfortunately, most people are looking for instant this, instant that, instant success and instant cash. Well, in our world today the only thing you can get instantly is failure. No one wants to work for their success! So what do they do? They give up! Why? Because it is so much easier to fail than to succeed! Take back the control of your life you deserve success as much as the next guy. You just have to accept that you deserve it.

Also, you are not here to please the world (goodness no one has been able to do that yet). You are here to please yourself. What others think of you is unimportant, but what you think of yourself is vital. Often without meaning too our friends and family handicap us with their opinions. But we have minds of our own, although we are always looking for others opinions it doesn't mean we have to follow it. So from now on you do what makes you happy and pleases you. You are what is important here. Not your neighbor or your coworkers or the cashier at the corner store that is always rude to you. Just YOU!



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