Everywhere we look we see people with “perfect lives”, great hair, great bodies, great jobs, great partners, and all the things in life we think will bring us happiness. Low self esteem comes from constantly trying to emulate this. It’s easy to loose your sense of self trying to chase the success of others.
Think about what you want.
Knowing what you want is not easy because it changes constantly but thinking about what you want from life and what your goals are is an important step. Next ask what is it that you value, wealth? spirituality? happiness? friendship? family? learning? development? and so on. Do your “wants” match what you value?
If they don’t then it may be time to reassess.
Follow your passions.
What do you truly enjoy in life? What are the things that inspire you? When you pursue your inspiration and passions in life you will be able to draw energy from those things. As you build on your successes you will increase your momentum towards moving on to bigger and better things. Doubt and a lack of enthusiasm are easier to defeat when you are inspired by what you love.
Knowing what you want and what you are passionate about will help you to find direction in life. Without direction and goals it is easy to get lost amongst day to day life and stop making progress. When we stop making progress and begin to feel like we not achieving and low self esteem can begin to set in.
It’s okay to have your head in the clouds chasing ambition if your feet are firmly planted on the ground. Sitting on the couch and waiting for the things you want isn’t going to get you anywhere, neither will waiting for others to bring opportunities to you. Being proactive means getting out there and actively working for what you want. Set goals, have desire and then move towards achieving them
one at a time and as each success comes your hunger for the next one will grow.
It’s ok to fail.
Failure is part of life. If we didn’t fail then we would never examine ourselves and our actions. Don’t see failure as a set back, instead look at is as an opportunity to grow and to learn. Fear of failing will hold you back from trying new things and setting goals. When things don’t quite go according to plan take a step back, look at the reasons why and then try again.
Strength in mind and body.
Being physically active and maintaining a healthy body will help you unlock your inner strength. When you feel good you feel motivated and you will have the energy to do the things you need to do to make the changes or reach the goals you have set. You don’t have to be a gym bunny. Getting a good nights sleep and eating properly will offer huge benefits, not to mention that you will be around much longer to enjoy your success.
Realize that you have potential.
NOBODY on this planet is without potential. You have it within your self to achieve anything you want if you make the decision to chase your dreams. Believe in yourself.