Boosting self-esteem is the product of building self-confidence. It is empowering someone to believe in themselves. It is people believing in that they are more than just adequate.
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I asked readers, researchers, and curious folks like yourself what they felt was most important about this topic. What follows is a combination of some of the better answers in a long series of interview-format articles. The answers are raw, personal, and hopefully add some insight to your life.
Today’s Focus: Boosting Self Esteem
R: In a few words, can you describe what is the biggest reason you think this topic is important?
I: Esteem is a very important resource. It allows people to try new and different things. It also allows people to meet other people and perform better on a social level. Self-esteem will also allow to be perceived with greater respect from others
R: How do you think this could change someone’s life?
I: Boosting self-esteem can improve anyone’s life. It will make you happier. You’ll be able to face problems easier and will have a better attitude overall.
R: Improving those around us is a key concept in life-optimization – how does this topic fit in?
I: Theoretically speaking, the higher ones self-esteem is, the happier the person is in life. People who have a low self-esteem usually tend to second guess themselves and tend to be lazier individuals, so boosting their esteem would help them succeed better in life. They would have a passion to want to wake up and do what they wanted instead of being so “down in the dumps”.
R: Who out there is a good example of using this subject to the fullest?
I: A person who doesn’t allow life’s challenge’s to get in their way would be someone who has good self-esteem. Accepting and exploiting challenges is simple part of life. With each challenge that is taken on your self-esteem would improve.
R: Describe who least exemplifies the core meaning of this topic to you.
I: Some people lack a proper sense of empathy for others, or have an over exaggerated sense of narcissism to themselves. These sorts of people often don’t understand the value of boosting self-esteem in others, or overestimate the value of boosting their own self esteem. A clear sense of empathy and compassion for others, along with an honest understanding of one’s own mental processes will make a person better able to understand the ins and outs of boosting esteem.
R: Start planning for tomorrow by letting us know how this topic could be more present in your daily life.
I: I would suggest that they do a quick Google search on this topic. I would also have them speak to their doctor, specifically if they can refer them to a person who could be of more assistance. I would also stress that they take a good look at their achievements in life and realize it’s not a competition, but each person should be proud of who they are.
R: When do you think new folks should get into this topic?
I: Perhaps a new position might be a good time for a course in boosting esteem. It’s easy in a challenging new job to feel that you aren’t quite up to it. Things can be a bit overwhelming and a boost to self-confidence would be very helpful in this situation.
R: Give me an example of a bad time to dive deeper into this subject, please.
I: Boosting self-esteem is not really necessary when a person already seems to have too much of it. Better save this type of growth for a time when someone is feeling a bit inadequate. It would better used at this time.
R: In a few short sentences, tell us where people could get some good use out of this topic.
I: I think that one-on-one counseling is the best way to help boost esteem. There are lots of group seminars that deal with this topic but their effects are questionable. If you really need help, personal attention is the way to go.
R: Can you explain a place (or places) where you just wouldn’t even consider using this topic in your life?
I: If you want to boost your self-esteem and lie to others to do it they won’t like it. When you’re found out you’ll lose friends. Lying and getting people to be impressed with you will only make you feel good for a short time.
R: Do you know of any people, organizations, or groups that could benefit from learning more about this topic?
I: Finding some type of volunteer organization is a great way to boost one’s self esteem. However, it is important to remember that no organization is perfect and personal conflicts can occasionally arise in any social setting. Anyone can benefit from boosting self-esteem. More importantly it is important to stay away from places and people that are lowering your self-esteem.
R: Give us at least one major tip we can do something with for this topic?
I: If someone wants to boost their esteem I would tell them to try staying positive. This can be hard but is important. Surround yourself with positive people and avoid those who would hurt you.
R: How would you describe the most dangerous thing about this subject?
I: If you’re trying to boost your self-esteem you should avoid negative people. There are some who just want to bring you down. There are people who are bitter themselves so want to diminish your happiness. They won’t be helpful.
R: Describe a good idea for bringing this topic into our lives today.
I: The introduction into enlightenment began with the feeling (not thinking) that I was not living life to its fullness. I needed to cultivate my sensitivities rather than storm at the world around me. I was making a poor attempt at hanging others and the truth is if we want a change in relationships, we CHANGE and then significant others change or move on.
I trust you enjoyed this trip through learning more about this topic. Often, I find some of the most useful (and colorful!) pearls of wisdom come out of the quick little answers we give each day. I hope you do too and that some of these nuggets of awesomeness were here for you.
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