Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-brake on.
For some of us, low self-esteem is like a low-grade fever, constantly dragging us down. For others, it is a full-fledged plague that robs us of any joy or gratitude for life. If your self-concept could use a boost, read these helpful and empowering words.
Take some inspiration from Maya Angelou. In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, she was asked why, despite the hardships she faced, she never doubted herself. Her answer was that she came to realize that God loved her, and from that point on, she no longer had doubts. Because if God loves her, how can she doubt herself?
If you want the habit of gratitude to grace your life, it is essential that you develop the belief that you are here on Earth to fulfill some purpose that only you can offer to the world. You are an amazingly rare, totally non-replicable individual with talents and gifts that the world anxiously needs. The more that you experience the truth of your uniqueness and beauty, the more you will feel gratitude for your particular gifts, and the more you will be able to deliver those gifts.
Adapted from Giving Thanks, by MJ Ryan (Conari Press, 2007). Copyright (c) 2007 by MJ Ryan. Reprinted by permission of Conari Press.
Adapted from Giving Thanks, by MJ Ryan (Conari Press, 2007).