Low self-esteem limits your potential.
If you think you can do something you can.
But if you think it is impossible, it will be impossible.
What you think about yourself is how the world will see you.
And your thoughts create your results
How do you see yourself?
What are you projecting on the world?
Are you limiting your potential?
I have three exercises that will help you look at who you are in a new way.
The first thing I recommend is to write out a skills list.
Take some time to write down every skill you have from tying your shoe to making a gourmet meal to writing a book.
I find that a lot of us take our skills for granted. We assume others have similar skills. This exercise helps you realize your skills are unique to you.
Take a moment to look at all the skills you have. I recommend doing this exercise over a few days. More skills will reveal themselves to you after you start looking.
The second thing I recommend to increase your self-esteem is to write an accomplishments list.
My clients say that this is the first time they have seen all of their accomplishments in one place and it makes an impact. Rarely do we take the time to do this.
This list gives people a chance to look at all the things they have created in their lives so far. It helps to see that this is just the beginning. There is so much more we can still do.
The third thing is to dream.
Dream about all the things you would like to do in your life. You have endless possibilities. Don’t limit your dreams. If it pops in your head and sounds interesting write it down. How you get to those dreams doesn’t matter.
It is all about dreaming. If we don’t dream we have no where to go. It all starts here.
How do these help your self-esteem?
Each exercise gives you more information about yourself. It gives you a chance to see what is really true in your life. We tend to hold onto the mistakes and the failures. These exercises give you a chance to look at yourself in a different way. It is a chance to honor the good things in your life. And bring in a new perspective.