How to Improve Self Esteem!

23 Dec

peter monn_peterisms

In my life, I have learned 3 very important lessons about self-esteem…

First let’s look at the definitions:

Self Esteem: confidence in one’s own worth or abilities; self-respect.

Self Concept: an idea of the self constructed from the beliefs one holds about oneself and the responses of others.

Integrity: the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.

The 3 Lessons I’ve Learned in Life:

1. There is a huge difference between self-esteem and self-concept.  The word “self-esteem” is way overused and misunderstood in our society.  Know the difference and figure out which one you need to work on most.  (Check back later on a specific post on how to improve your self-concept)

2.  Never give away your integrity.  Once you give it away, you can never get it back.

3. Most people do not care about your self-esteem/self-concept, so make sure you are constantly working to improve the nature and quality of your life.  If you don’t care about you, who will?

This is just a lead into a little written workshop I’ll do on improving self-esteem/self-concept, so make sure to check back later.  While you’re waiting, check out another Maya Angelou video, one of favorite lessons in life to help improve self-concept! When People Show You Who They Are, Believe Them!

For now,

Peter

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One Response to “How to Improve Self Esteem!”

  1. jlhipkiss December 25, 2013 at 5:05 pm #

    Reblogged this on Counsellor in Darlington, UK – Jane Hipkiss registered member MBACP and commented:
    This is so true. I love the way this is explained and I’m sure many people will understand and learn from it.

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