How's your self-esteem?

Philippines
November 4, 2008 8:16pm CST
Everyone suffers from unworthiness at some point in their life. I would like to share this article from Dr. Joe Rubino: Studies show that at least 85% or more of the world's people suffer from some degree of lacking self-esteem. Although one might think that such challenges are only characteristic of the poor, uneducated, or lower socio-economic members of the society, people from all walks of like can suffer situational or more widespread challenges with their levels of self-esteem. Many very successful business people lack self-esteem in some areas of their lives. Perhaps they feel socially challenged or they have difficulty establishing close or intimate relationships. Perhaps they experience low self-esteem with regard to their physical appearance or their health. Perhaps they are not having any fun in their lives, maybe devoting too much attention to their work. Many "successful people are driven to succeed. They compensate for feeling deficient in other areas of their lives by working harder and finding a place they can excel through their work. This provides them with a new focus where they can win but it doesn't fulfill their their neglected needs in other areas like relationships, recreation, personal and spiritual development, health and appearance and their ability to lead balance, fun, and fulfilling lives. By raising self-esteem, we will realize a wide variety of benefits in our professional and personal lives. Those with high self-esteem are more effective in their communication and more likely to establish richer, more rewarding relationships. People with greater self-confidence possess a more positive expectation for the future. They feel good about their ability to accomplish a result and so they are more proactive, are in more focused action, and have less of a tendency to sabotage themselves along the way as those lacking self-esteem typically do. We can lead happy, fulfilled lives that fully contribute to others as we embrace our humanity and share the unique and special person we are with the world.
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@hellcowboy (7383)
• United States
5 Nov 08
I know what you mean,everyone suffers from self esteem issues at some point in there life because of stressful situations or because of bullies and other mean people who make fun of them because they are big boned,or because they wear glasses and braces,when I was a kid I got picked on all through school and it made me have a low self esteem,and I was always shy and quiet,and when I met my friends they taught me to be louder and to speak out,and when I met my fiance she taught me that I am someone and that I am worth something,so now I think higher of myself and do not think I am a loser.
• Philippines
5 Nov 08
Thanks for sharing!.^_^ It is really a good thing that we have friends and loved ones who shows how important we are.:)
@Sheepie (3121)
• United States
5 Nov 08
I really can't tell right now. I've been overall feeling better in life and I trust what I think and say, but I think my self esteem is about average. I think self esteem would be the least of my worries. I think I worry more about social situations and making friends, which is a hit and miss, and I can't always tell if it is my fault things aren't going right or if I'm just around the wrong people. I think, though, when things go right, I am surprised!
• Philippines
5 Nov 08
Thanks for your views! ^__^ Life can really be surprising. :)