Self-esteem is how we value ourselves – how we perceive our value to the world and how valuable we think we are to others.It has to do with your overall opinion of yourself and your self-worth.
What Self-Esteem is Not
Self-esteem is not arrogance, being conceited or having an inflated sense of one's self-worth. It is not being obnoxious or selfish or even self-centered. A person with healthy self-esteem doesn't need to dominate a conversation or come on strong all the time or to put others down to feel good about themselves. They probably won't exhibit any of these personality traits at all. In fact, some people who do exhibit these personality traits actually have low self-esteem and are overcompensating as a result.
Why it's Vital to Have A Healthy Dose of It
Having low self-esteem affects every aspect of our lives, including our careers, our relationships, our businesses, our mental and physical health, our bank accounts, and so much more. It keeps us from living the lives we were meant to live. That's why it's vital we do everything possible to achieve healthy levels of it.
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Informative Blog Posts
I have three blog posts that I consider required reading on this topic:
A blog post discussing the heavy toll low self-esteem takes on all aspects of our lives.
A blog post discussing how projecting self-confidence can actually make you feel more confident.
A blog post discussing how taking action can help to boost your self-confidence.
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.A helpful guide containing quick tips and tricks for boosting your self-confidence.