Healthy Self-Esteem Encourages Success

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How you feel about yourself and your ability to succeed is in large part determined by the level of your self-esteem. Healthy self-esteem encourages achieving and enjoying success. Unhealthy self-esteem can literally stop you in your tracks.

Let’s start at the very beginning – Have you made time to write your definition of success? What does success mean to you? This is a great place to begin. Healthy self-esteem allows you to dream big and truly believe that your dreams are achievable. Unhealthy self-esteem is like placing a ceiling on your success.

I encourage you to find some quiet time and carefully write your definition of success. Throw all caution to the wind, come out of your comfort zone and dream BIG!

Here are some signs of how healthy and unhealthy self-esteem can affect your BIG dreams of success:

1. Do you make time to enjoy your victories?
If you answered no – you probably don’t give yourself enough credit for a job well done.

Solution: Think of an obstacle you’ve overcome in your life. How about one that you’ve conquered through persistence, belief and determination? How did that victory feel when you achieved it? Feeling good about yourself and proud of your accomplishments is all right – it’s not bragging or being big on yourself. Pride in your successes enhances self-esteem and healthy self-esteem allows you to enjoy success.

2. Sometimes, do you feel as if success is a monumental responsibility?
If you answered yes – you’re repelling success.

Solution: Allow yourself the excitement and thrill of succeeding. Visualize yourself enjoying the rewards of success. What could/would having greater success do for your family, community and especially yourself? Equating success with negativity is making success an emotional struggle.

3. Do you often procrastinate when starting an important project or activity?
If you answered yes – which could you be more afraid of, success or failure? Fear of success often means being afraid of not being able to live up to expectations (yours, parents, society.) Fear of failure often means being afraid of not doing a job perfectly.

Solution: Break the next project into “bite-sized” pieces. Give yourself one task to do a day. Reward yourself with something fun (ice cream, a good book) at the completion of each task.

No one’s opinion of you is more important than your own! Does your self-esteem allow you to dream BIG and or is it placing a ceiling on your successes. Healthy self-esteem is your most important success tool. What have you done lately to enhance your self-esteem lately?


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