"Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent."

Eleanor Roosevelt
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Tuesday, 10 January 2012

CELEBRATE YOUR STRENGTHS


A sure recipe for low self esteem is to constantly beat yourself up for your failings. 

To raise your self-esteem, try to be more balanced by celebrating your strengths and achievements. It is easy to overlook our strengths when we are in a negative frame of mind and also to take for granted the things we find easy to do.
 
Why do you think you have so few strengths worth celebrating? 


  • Because everyone has always pointed out your shortcomings - as you do yourself.
  • Because you rarely get any positive feedback for a job well done .
  • Because the things you do well are so familiar to you that you take them for granted .
  • Because you have learned to focus only on your mistakes .

Audit your strengths

  • This is not as easy as it seems because you will have discounted your strengths.
  • Find a good listener to help you review everything you have done.
  • Others may be more objective about what you can do than you can be.
  • Discuss work and non-work projects you have been involved in over the last 5 years.
  • Strive to avoid discounting the other person's attempts to name your strengths.

Review your strengths

  • Make a list of your strengths and read it to yourself regularly, adding to it as you go.
  • Praise yourself for what you have achieved.
  • Compare yourself favourably with peers who have not done what you have done.
  • Review your strengths whenever you are feeling particularly defeated.



                                     Mitch McCrimmon, Ph.D.

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