What do you think of yourself? How high or low is your self esteem right now. Be honest:)
To be honestly truthful? Kind of lowish/normal. I am struggling to find a second job, of which is apparently impossible, and I had to take the semester off because of financial issues but... well, I am doing okay. My self-esteem goes up and down with the day, and apparently the sun... and since it is suppose to be sunny today, I should feel awesome.
But everyone has room for self-improvement.
Thank you for your honest answer Amber! The worries and woes of financial realities weigh down on everyone sometimes. I'm much happier with myself because I have direction and I seem to be making the right choices for once. I am actually optimistic!
Contingencies .... groan. Well, in spite of the fact that I am jobless, a working artist - sculptor - and waiting for people to call me about commissions for large scale, public space monuments... I don't beat myself up. I am doing all I can, though, I suppose I could start a job at a fast food joint. Nothing wrong with it, but I don't think my self esteem would improve from it.
I may be over qualified, but I guess I should feel better about myself for removing some marks, former jobs and contacts from my resume to retain a McJob - Right?
I give up on feeling bad about myself based on my social, or career accolades - I am beginning to live day by day, by this creed: I know what I am capable of, and it is only a matter of time before my determination and my portfolio open the right eyes, and inadvertently, the right door.
I am a firm believer that our internal dialogue can drastically alter the way we feel about ourselves and others. Just listen carefully to what you allow yourself to say in your heart and mind, and if necessary, start shouting - "I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT!"
I am 100% with you. Optimistic and positive temperaments accompanied with focus and determination are coiled springs of potential. We truly choose our destiny and mould the world to fit in with our vision. It is why mankind lives in cities not caves.
Like everyone my self-esteem changes with the weather, the day and other conditions. Right now I would say, like Amber, low/normal. Tomorrow who knows?
I used to be up and down in this respect too. I think it was because I allowed repetitive thought patterns of self critique govern my opinion of me. Of course, things like weather and diet effect it too... but I think is mainly a habit of thought.
Self-esteem is at a moderate level. Not too high and not too low. Apparently my boss thinks very highly of me. But I don't believe I'm that great.
Ha! Most humbly put my dear!... and yet not. Your final statement implies either that your boss is a flatterer or a poor judge of character. What thought is getting between you and a properly appreciative understanding of how bloody awesome you are?
Myself. One of my favorite sayings, "everything could use improvement". My standards are pretty high and it takes a lot for me to relax or feel in control.
Us males undergo our ups and downs (with or wthout adverse effects). On average we won't let on when we're down, some do and we call them 'whingers'. Keep a stiff upper lip and if you have to go 'off the rails' don't do it at the expense of already long-suffering commuters.
Right now I feel well in myelf, plugging away here, sorting out my Mum's affairs (it's been a bit uphill since she went, but I can see the top of the hill. I'll give you a yodel when I get there)!
When I'm done on this site - Hub-pages - I'm off to do some more writing on "BETRAYED" ("RAVENFEAST" series, book 4) where I'm almost halfway through since I started at the end of November. While I keep up my five pages (minimum) per session I shall be happy enough. During the day and at weekends I'm building mineral hopper wagons for my "THORALDBY" layout downstairs. That's when I'm likely to get rattled. I turn the air blue, HONEST I DO (that's a Stones 'cover' of a Jimmy Reed composition).
We all have our troughs, don't we...
My self esteem is based on my mood and this time its just so so as i dont find anything interesting and new except like doing a routine wake up feed my baby give him shower later and bring him to the playground then comeback eat lunch again and so on and so forth and be doing again the next day...i need some challenging thigs to boost my self esteem.
Challenges are great to conquer for that sense of achievement that so boosts self esteem! What kind of challenging things did you have in mind?
A challenging job or just something that could be added in my daily routine i guess.
I am self-sufficient and had achieved the person that I had dreamed of. I had done everything to the best of my knowledge, capability and ability to achieve my goals, yet I still have enough room for improvement and more discovery, otherwise I have to go back to my Creator. Life is just full of fun that I feel like I don't have enough time to even figure out how it could be otherwise.
I believe I have a high self esteem mainly because I have been lucky to be gifted with an open mind about life ,be it family, co workers, marriage and even past relationships.I don't sweat the small stuff.It is because of this core value that life seems to flow a little bit smoother.I also attribute my firm spiritual grounding for having a high self esteem. It may sound unbelievable but , i don't harbor any hard feelings to anyone. I only have friends ,no enemies.LOL!
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