This is where I talk to you about the importance of having a healthy self-esteem versus a low self-esteem (and even a high self-esteem).
This is where I bore you senseless with the same old same old 'rah rah rah!' (I love that expression - whatever it means!)
Well, no. This is where I talk about how I raise my self-esteem, and what difference it makes to my life. And it really all boils down to something that sounds nothing like boosting self-esteem at all...
* Living life to the full, which means... * Being yourself as much as I can, which means...
* Opening yourself up to life, and whatever it brings
Specifically, and citing examples that relate to me directly, my self-esteem rises automatically when I think of an idea and give it my best shot; e.g.
I created, conceived and developed the Self Help Collective website in Feb 2008 (and all because of a software-service called SBI!) "I'm no self-help guru, what do I know?"
I shared my views about life, the universe and everything on YouTube "Who's interested in what I have to say?"
I answered people's relationship questions, and am soon going to be offering an Ebook for sale on the same subject "What do I know about relationships? Who's going to buy anything I write?"
Those questions I include above are the sort of self-talk that, if unchallenged, keeps a person small.
Everyone has to start a journey at the beginning! So why should I be different?
And when you start (and complete) journeys you start to believe in yourself a little more, start to not mind falling down so much because you know that falling down is how you learn to get back up again.
Listen! I certainly do not have the healthiest self-esteem in the world, but I DO believe in myself, and this isn't about comparing yourself - it's about giving it a go.
This issue's contribution is about relationship advice for a married man, an attempt on my behalf to help someone via my wisdom!
Yes, this contribution is from me - how dare I tell someone how to live their life, huh! Well, I dare... You are all free to make your own mind up, after all, it is YOUR life after all... Read my advice to a married man -- Click here!
Dr. Laura Schlessinger Marvels...
"Self-esteem must be earned! When you dare to dream, dare to follow that dream, dare to suffer through the pain, sacrifice, self-doubts, and friction from the world, you will genuinely impress yourself."
More Self-esteem Quotes...
"Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on." -- Maxwell Maltz
"Every new adjustment is a crisis in self-esteem." -- Eric Hoffer
"Everyone's a star and deserves the right to twinkle" -- Marilyn Monroe
"Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen." -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself." -- Harvey Fierstein
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." -- Eleanor Roosevelt
What I Say about Dr. Laura Schlessinger's Inspirational Self-Esteem Quote...
Listen to my thoughts about this self-esteem quotation in the video below...