Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Self-Esteem - Ingredient to Success

Self-Esteem - Ingredient to Success

Self-Esteem - Ingredient to Success 

Success has been associated with multiple terms or adjectives in the past & present. Today, when I look back, I personally felt this one quality was left behind that has a vital role to success. It’s called Self-Esteem. One of the most underrated ingredients to success. In my previous post, I mentioned how to go about overcoming self-doubt, however in this post it is going to be more about nurturing and developing self esteem in ourselves.

Self-esteem comes from its elder sister Self-respect. When you are aware of what you are worth and have clarity with confidence in your abilities, self-esteem helps you to care less about what others think of you and spend more time investing in yourself to go to the next level. It makes you walk with your head up high. Sometimes the feeling is close to owning the whole world. Self-esteem bridges the gap between “wanting to do things” and “getting things done”. For me personally, it’s a mature quality that not only helps to get things done, but to get them done to the best of your ability.

There are two types of people that belong to this category of self-esteem - 

People with high self-esteem :

  • They feel loved and accepted by all
  • Proud of themselves and their achievements
  • Trust every decision made by them

People with low self-esteem

  • Often feel neglected
  • Hard on themselves
  • Less confidence in what they do

Origins of Self-esteem: Where do we get this quality and why is it the way it is right now?

  • Parents, teachers, guru’s, siblings or elders around us
  • Our inner voice
  • Past experience

How do you improve on your own personal Self-esteem?

  • Be with those around you who treat you well
  • Say good things to yourself
  • Do not worry if you're not perfect always
  • Set goals and work towards them
  • Focus on your strengths
  • Give and do not expect anything in return

Today we are living in a world where success is recognized more than anything else. Sometimes it comes to my mind that everyone around are successful. At least, that is how they come across to me. However, we really do not know the real picture behind it. They may be having their own set of challenges that they prefer to keep personal or they are very good at hiding it. Social media has also contributed greatly in diminishing self-esteem of the millennial generation leading to an unprecedented rise in cases of procrastination and depression. Self-esteem gives you that additional boost you need to walk that path full of hurdles and lead yourself to a successful life.

The earlier you make self-esteem your best friend, the better. It will only help you to grow & even if you fall, it will get you back on your feet. I read this quote some place not sure where, but it immediately resonated with me

“It’s better to fall on your face, rather than fall on your back so that you can see what you are falling into and pick yourself up faster than its too late”

For me personally, I consider self-esteem as a shadow in my life. A shadow that is with me throughout the day when I need it to be most productive and disappears at night when it’s time to rest and rejuvenate. Getting to that level of self-esteem though is not an easy path. It’s full of trials and tribulations. A path full of potholes that you need to navigate through and obstacles that you need to tackle on a daily basis. Most likely, a combination of pain & agony. When you are able to attain self-esteem in your life it’s more like a reward for being victorious from all those battles you have faced and fought throughout your life.

If you are able to relate to the content shared in this post, then I strongly suggest you build self-esteem in yourself just like a steam engine would build that steam for its long journey. It will ensure you do not run out of steam until you have reached your destination.

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Written by Jaison Noronha
Idea Source : Personal Experiences & YouTube