Wisdom from Ronald Kaufman

Some of the things I would suggest are to work on your self-esteem, take care of your health, and to give to others.

Too many people have low self-esteem and it can impact all of us. People tend to behave in alignment with their self-concept or their beliefs about themselves and who they are. So here’s what I suggest: create a success self-concept for yourself. When you are the success you wish to be, based on how you define success, what would your behavior say is true of you in terms of your traits, qualities, and characteristics?

Would it say that you are kind, caring, honest, hardworking, accepting, patient, giving, trustworthy, fun, dependable, responsible, respectful, enthusiastic, forgiving, appreciative, inspiring, understanding, empathetic, attentive, cheerful, fair, friendly, polite, nurturing, loyal, positive, cooperative, loving, etc.?

Based on your behavior, what would people be saying about you behind your back? What do you want them to be saying about you?

Use your success self-concept to act as a beacon and guide for your choices, decisions, and actions. Staying true to this will contribute to feeling good about yourself and to continuing to engage in these same behaviors….Continue reading at InspireMeToday.com.

Ronald is a seminar leader, executive coach and author of the book Anatomy of Success.

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W. C
W. C2 months ago

Thank you.

William C
William C2 months ago


Spirit Spider
Spirit Spider5 years ago

Self esteem is very important. Thank you for the wisdom here. :-)

Karen R.
Karen R5 years ago


Ken W.
Ken W5 years ago


Giana Peranio-paz

Since I love myself more I am happier and more giving to my family, friends and to people in general. I do things that really make me feel good about myself, I create and read and learn and smile all the time. I find that laughing really laughing loudly makes me feel great so I watch comedy shows on TV and distribute good jokes with e-mails. Being and acting happy really has a good effect on all around me. It's o.k. to love yourself and to appreciate yourself and to say it out loud, although we were taught that this was not polite...

Penny C.
penny C5 years ago

Thank yuo.

Ronald K.
Ronald K.5 years ago

I want to thank everyone for your comments, and I wanted to address some of the ones about creating your own success self-concept and self-esteem. It's about behaving and showing up in the world in a way that makes you feel good about yourself. Thinking about how others would think about you based on your behavior, is only to help someone to get clarity about who they are and what they stand for. The bottom line, is that someone can have high self-esteem regardless of what other people think, by adhering to their own vision of what a worthwhile person is.

Our self-esteem is based on our beliefs, and creating your own success self-concept can support positive beliefs about yourself and a positive self-esteem.

Ronald Kaufman

Aletta Kraan
Aletta Kraan5 years ago

Thanks, I just like to be myself, no gossip and if someone gossips about me that is fine too, I am not perfect!

Sue Matheson
Sue Matheson5 years ago