ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How I Got Rid of Low Self Esteem

Updated on December 4, 2017

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

— Eleanor Roosevelt

My whole life I have suffered from low self-esteem. You'll ask why "suffered" as if low self-esteem is some disease but the truth is that it is no less than sickness- at least in my case. I lack confidence in doing everything that goes somewhere out of my comfort zone. I can't seem to figure out what it is I actually fear of? Is it the consequence of my action which I almost think as a failure or what will people think about me based on my results? I used to consider my personality a weak - perhaps that is the main reason that I always remain in my shell in all walks of life whether its personal, academic, career or general outlook. I already decided that since I am a weak personality, why would I challenge myself, gets fail and make a mockery out of me. Yeah! I know you must be thinking that before even attempting I am giving up. But that's how I used to be- a low confidence, self-esteemed, coward and naive girl.

The turning point of my life came when my mother was diagnosed with cancer and in between my father was also got sick and bedridden for almost 6 months. In this negative kind of circumstances, I was alone as my brother used to live abroad due to his job. In this 2 years of my parent's treatment, I am the one who took care of A-Z of home whether it's their well-being, hospital follow-up, household chores or shopping groceries. You name it and I have done it all. As much as I hate those times, but it really helped me to shape my personality. The first which I understood about myself is that I am an emotionally strong person who can stand strong in lowest of life.

In my personal life, I am feeling strong and confident but now its turn of my career which itself a big question mark. I was never a career oriented or in proper words an ambitious person who wants to anything much in professional front. The life I perceived before going outside world is a simple that consist of education, marriage, and family. There is not much room for career or a need to earn money. Here also my low confident self-plays the part as I was around very ambitious women and young girls who want to do so much in their life. I was the one who never has any proper goal, talent or dreams to even initiate a career. It was frustrating because somewhere my blank resume screaming that I am not enough to face this world.

With a Literature degree in hands, I still don't know which profession I want to pursue. One of the obvious choices was teaching, my parents and family friends were also suggesting the same not because I am a good teacher but it is a safe and noble profession, as well as I, have various International English medium school nearby my house. As I was on a challenging spree- instead of choosing SAFE I went for the COMPETITIVE area and stepped into the rat-race of the corporate sector. Initially, the thought was only to have experience in my portfolio but gradually I started to like this corporate work culture my work. I have my fair share of struggle to understand the system and people. But it is this struggle that made me what I am today. I strong, confident yet grounded and career oriented lady. I love my job and more importantly, I love earning money and don't like to depend on anybody.

Hence, it is the two phases of life-personal and professional- combined that played out the biggest motivator in my personality. Not that I don't have my weak points or vulnerabilities or I have to be Iron lady in every situation but now I don't sit and wait for something to happen or somebody to help. In fact, I take the responsibility and work through the situation. If I pass its an accomplishment if I fail its a learning.

© 2017 Word Stream

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)