- Have you ever been told you’re not good enough?
- Have you ever been told you’re not smart enough?
- Do you believe this to be true about yourself?
- Do you criticize or condemn yourself?
- Do you judge yourself based on how well you have done in comparison to others?
- Do you pose some impossible expectation on yourself?
If you have answered yes to any of the above questions, you may be struggling with low self esteem. You see yourself as “less than” and have bought into the false belief that others are superior to you.
What many fail to realize, is that self-worth is entirely internal; it’s about how you feel about yourself and has absolutely nothing to do with another person’s evaluation or opinion of you.
We can all relate to how hard constant criticism or negativity can be on our self worth. However; these comments are never about the person they are directed at, but about the person who is saying them. Yes that’s right, it’s about them, and it’s their feelings of inferiority being projected on to you.
What is Self-Worth?
Self-worth is one’s worth as a person, as perceived by oneself.
In other words, your-self worth is based on what you think of yourself. No one else has any control over your-self worth. If you see yourself as having little or no value, then that is how you will feel, act and is also how others will treat you.
Often times feeling happy is confused with having a strong sense of self-worth. For example a new relationship or a promotion at work would make most of us happy. But a strong sense of self-worth requires believing and maintaining that you are still valuable when one of these are taken away from you.
The key is to know who you are, and to be comfortable and confident in your own skin.
Deanne has the knowledge and the experience to help you rebuild your diminished self-esteem, and get you functioning on the level of happiness that you deserve.