If you're suffering from low self esteem and low self confidence, you'll be happy to learn that there are many methods for self esteem improvement.
The first question you should ask yourself when seeking to improve your self esteem is due to issues that need to be addressed with a professional counselor. This is particularly true if your low self esteem is causing you to abuse substances such as alcohol or other drugs and is interfering in your life in a major way. If so, you may need to speak with a therapist or counselor who specializes in self esteem issues.
If you want to raise your self esteem but are not having major self esteem problems, then you want to check into self help books, self help groups, self help tapes, self help videos and perhaps a personal coach. These will help you improve your self esteem dramatically if you put the advice and recommendations into action.
Because the real key to improving self esteem is in taking action. Many people who suffer from low self esteem get stuck in a predictable rut that further decreases self esteem. For high self esteem, you need to set goals--and meet them. Whether you meet a goal successfully or not, taking the action will help you stop feeling as if you're at the mercy of others and you'll learn a great deal about yourself in the bargain.
Also pay close attention to how you talk to yourself. Negative self talk is a real self esteem killer. So make sure that whatever method you choose for improving your self esteem you are kind and gentle with yourself and use postive self talk.
And don't feel as if you're alone. There are a multitude of people who suffer from low self esteem and need to improve their self esteem. But you can improve your self esteem--and the sooner you get started the better!