Self-esteem – a person’s overall subjective emotional evaluation of his or her own worth. It is a judgment of oneself as well as an attitude toward the self. The confidence in one’s own worth.
While we admire people for their confident-looking appearances, little do we know about their true self-esteem. Most of the time, people do not have the same inner confidence they seem to be exuding in the outside. Hence, I asked myself what makes people act like that. Especially those who seem to have everything and anything in life.
What I have found is that, usually, this can be traced back to abusive or defective upbringing, and I can confirm that as someone who has gone through same.
The truth is, life is a journey of self discovery and purpose. However, only few invest their time into discovering themselves, which includes dealing with all the mess we have accumulated in the inside in order to fully heal and become whole. Because, when we become whole, we develop a healthy self-esteem which in turn will enable us to pursue the purpose for which we have been created. That is where we find fulfillment and sustainable joy and, as a consequence, we can confidently manifest a healthy self-esteem to the outside.
Lessons I learned from being on that journey myself are to 1) not judge, particularly not based on first impressions and 2) strive to and focus on discovering self, heal and pursue purpose. Bearing in mind that this is a lifetime process, it empowers to live a conscious, meaningful, responsible – in short, a human – life.
Ask yourself: How would your life change if your self-esteem improved?
With love and gratitude,
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