Affirmations for Self-Esteem
Having high self-esteem will make me more effective.
I can influence my own future by planning and taking action to meet my goals.
There are many things I do successfully.
I can improve my self-esteem by meeting my own expectations.
I do not have to strive for perfection to approve of myself.
By accepting and loving myself I am giving a gift to the world.
I alone am responsible for the decisions I make.
I am a unique individual.
Persistence will help me succeed.
No matter what someone else says or does to me I am still a worthwhile person.
Every mistake I make can be an opportunity to learn.
There are many things I can do and enjoy that I have not yet discovered.
I can overcome obstacles to reach my goals.
Encouragement helps me to improve more than harsh criticism.
I will achieve goals I set for myself or revise them when I decide it's appropriate.
My worth as a human being does not depend on achieving a perfect body image or weight.
I deserve support and will ask for help when I need it.
My future begins now.
I have the power to forgive myself for past mistakes.
I will treat myself as someone special.
I determine what success means to me.
copyright 1996 by Patricia A. Doherty, Ph.D.