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Self Esteem Tips To Raise Your Personal Value

| September 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

by Raymond Shinault

People with high self-esteem are realistic about their strengths and weaknesses. They are able to set goals and work toward them with optimism and humor. They feel competent in areas they consider important, and do not take other people’s negative impressions of them too seriously.

People with low self-esteem, on the other hand, have a hard time honestly evaluating their strengths and weaknesses. They often have an unrealistic, overall negative opinion of themselves, and take their weaknesses more seriously than they should. They simply do not feel competent in areas they consider important. People with low self-esteem tend to be pessimistic.

High self-esteem is the satisfaction and confidence you have in yourself as a person. Low self esteem causes you to magnify your perceived shortcomings. It’s like you’re looking in the mirror and seeing a warped image of who you are.

Recognize that no one is perfect, and no one is going to have everything go right all of the time. You must try and try again to find more light in your life. With each success you will increase your outlook on life, and yourself.

Boosting your self-esteem can be accomplished in a number of ways.

Stop focusing on your negative qualities. Constantly criticizing yourself will only serve to further damage your self-esteem. It’s fine to recognize things you want to improve, but don’t maximize these things. Instead, make plans to work on improving them.

Learn to compliment yourself. Bring out your positive qualities and attributes. Write a list of things about yourself that you like, and make it a point to give yourself at least one compliment per day. Complimenting yourself doesn’t make you arrogant or conceited. Think about your accomplishments: graduations, jobs, sports competitions or other things you have done that have made you proud, and seek out to do something you know you’re good at.

All these self-esteem tips can help boost your self esteem.


Raymond Shinault is a motivational speaker, author and purposeful living expert from Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is the author of Living Your Life’s Purpose. For more on Raymond check out his website at


Thank you to Raymond Shinault for sharing this article for our upcoming Lessons From Self Esteem book. To share your best self esteem story, and receive a free download of Joe Rubino’s Gain Higher Self-Esteemclick here.



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