“I have low self-esteem” is a statement I hear often.
We often believe that once our self-esteem is higher, we'll be able to achieve more and have greater successes.
While that may have some truth to it, the mistake people make is how they define self-esteem. It’s not a thing that can be increased or decreased. Rather, self-esteem it’s the process of respecting yourself.
Esteem means, “to set a high value on: regard highly and prize accordingly.” In other words, the process of boosting your self-esteem starts with deciding that you are valuable and treating yourself as such.
For too long I cared about what other people thought, that I lost myself in the process. I made daily decisions based on how I thought others would react and if I would fit into societies glass ball; how I dressed, to the length of my hair and even going to drastic measures to be "skinny."
If this is you, your NOT alone!
Stay tuned as I release personal stories and begin to blog "In the Raw."
Until then, LOVE YOURSELF!