Messed Up in Michigan
I always feel guilty.
I never feel good enough, never adequate.
I feel undeserving of the good things I have.
I don't always believe people when they say nice things about me. I've long grown tired of wondering when I will ever be happy, why I cannot be happy and why, when I truly try to achieve accomplishments in my life, I am still not happy.
When I try to assert myself, I feel like I am perceived as being bitchy.
I am often sorry for everything.
Periods of time in my life where I did feel good and thought I was happy are like splashes of color, along a time line of dark memories.
A New Way of Seeing Self-Esteem?
Steve here, and for the last few years (since Oct 2012, actually) I've been seeing (and thinking about) low self-esteem in a different way. Not as a problem to fix, but as feedback to notice (and nothing more). That's right: nothing to fix, everything to notice. And all this became obvious to me after being introduced to the Three Principles behind life (in Oct 2012).
I created a free 1-page Self-Esteem Guide that explains more, anyway. You can read about it here (NO EMAIL REQUIRED) - SMNash.com/self-esteem-guide/
Thank you - Steve