To many of us, high self esteem is a dream. We think of it as something unattainable, something that belongs to a charmed few.
Nothing could be further from the truth. Healthy self esteem is possible for anyone--and deserved by all. Because the truth is everyone has something they're good at, they just may not see it because of negative feedback they've received from others and internalized.
And having just one thing that you recognize that you are good at and have been successful at is your springboard for raising your self esteem and self confidence. A wise step to take whenever you're beset with negative thoughts is to remind yourself of that one thing.
Does that sound too simple? A major cookie maker started from this very method. A woman who had reached rock bottom, who thought she wasn't good for anything, was able to start this major company when a person asked her the simple question what was one thing she could do. The woman thought and thought, then answered she could make a mean chocolate chip cookie. She started baking a cookies for a few local caterers and from there launched a major cookie company--and her self esteem increased dramatically, as you can imagine.
Maybe heading up a large, successful company isn't what you want to achieve. Maybe you just want to feel comfortable in your own skin and not feel inferior to others. Maybe you would like to be able to give presentations for the company you work for, but suffer from immense fear of not being a good speaker. And as certain as the sun is going to rise in the east each morning, what you think will determine what you get and what you'll be successful at.
Raising self esteem is not easy. Fortunately, there are a multitude of self help books, tapes, CDs, videos and professional counseling resources that can help you raise your self esteem to a higher level that will make you feel more successful and self confident so that you can achieve your dreams. That voice in telling you that you can't raise your self esteem is wrong. Start talking back to it and saying yes, I can, rather than giving into it. Get some self help resources that are pertinent to your particular self esteem issue and get started increasing your self esteem today. Before you know it, you won't recognize your old, low self esteem self and you'll have the higher self esteem you always dreamed of having. So don't delay! Get going today.