Do you know that people with high self-esteem always live a happier and more successful live that those with low credence?
One veritable element that thwart entrepreneurs and people in general from achieving their desired success is low self-esteem.
“Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.” ~ Maxwell Maltz.
If you want to live a pleasant life, having a maximum level of self-esteem isn’t negotiable. When your self-esteem is standard, life becomes more fun as things (work) becomes simpler and easier, you would become more confident to do whatever as you no longer rely on people for attention/recommendation, you’ll be eager to do productive tasks and success would begin to stream in. If you believe in yourself, it is amazing what you can achieve.
Below are 7 secret hacks that would help you boost your self-worth and wire happiness into your life.
1. Get to know yourself.
“Know yourself predict your acts then you can change anything.” ~ Tae Nelly.
It’s folly to think of having a high self-esteem when you haven’t studied yourself; how can you fix what you don’t know? By knowing yourself I mean – Figuring out your strength and acknowledging your weakness. When you know yourself, you would be able to stand against the influence of your inner critic; which is the basis of depression.
To do that you must be ready to take a study into yourself, observe your acts, emotions and identifying what really sucks in you.
2. Take a few minutes of self-love and gratitude break.
“I think the most important thing in life is self-love, because if you don’t have self-love and respect for everything about your own body, your own soul, your own capsule, then how can you have an authentic relationship with anyone else?” ~ Shailene Woodley.
After you’ve gotten to know yourself, the next important step to take a gratitude break. A few minutes of gratitude break will not only help you to boost your self-esteem, it will as well remind you of your past achievements which would motivate you to get more.
It’s very easy and fun to do. Take a break and make a list of things you are grateful for. Be grateful even for little things. Maybe you set a deadline for yourself and you were able to achieve it, be grateful to yourself.
“Visualize what exactly you want, see it, feel it, believe in it. Make it your mental blueprint and begin to build.” ~ Robert Collier.
Sometimes when you are down and your self-esteem seem to have deemed away, visualization would help restore your hope. We all have a “dream self”, we all have our future expectations and that makes it possible to visualize. Imagine a view of yourself already in your dream land. Realize how colorful and pleasant it feels to be there then use it to fuel your gear wheel of dignity.
4. Compare yourself with yourself; not with others.
After visualizing, the next thing to do is to compare your present self with what in your view.
Do you know that comparing yourself with others is the fast track to dejection? No one ever compares themselves to someone else and comes out balance. “Nine times out of ten, we compare ourselves to people who are somehow better than us, we end up feeling more inadequate and depressed.” ~ Jack Canfield.
Comparing yourself to yourself (what you saw in your view) doesn’t only help you boost your esteem, it also keeps you motivated and earns you more regard as people will respect you for being self-made.
5. Do what you love doing and mark new achievements.
“Nothing; I mean Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence better like accomplishments.” ~ Thomas Carlyle.
If you want to grow your self-esteem, then continue to hone your skills in your profession. When you do what you love doing and you get new achievements, then you give power to your self-esteem.
Try somethings new, move out of your comfort zone to face trivial and epic challenges. You may not end up handling it in a special way but you just broke stagnancy; you’ll either win the challenge or learn a new way of tackling the challenge. Whatever the case may be, you’ve got nothing to lose and you’ve succeeded in raising your self-worth.
Though it might not be easy to do; it’s definitely not. It’s one thing to know what you want to do and it’s another thing to feel like doing it. But keeping a strong focus on it and simplifying would help you to get at it.
6. Forget the mistakes and focus on your positives vibes.
“To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about failures and the negatives in our lives.” ~ Denis Waitley.
Yes: mistakes reveals progress; it implies that you are trying a new thing. But you must not allow your mistakes to hinder your progress by having a negative effect on your self-growth and character development. As a matter of fact, the most alluring people I’ve ever seen are people who have failed not once or twice or thrice; but several times, yet they let go of their mistakes and spot their way out of the depth.
7. Care about yourself and stay healthy
“When you discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy to you, care about yourself to make room for it in your life.” ~ Jean Shinoda Bolen.
When talking about living a happy life, self-care is not an option! To have a well-grown self-esteem, you need to stay healthy. This includes appropriate exercising, eating well-nourished/balanced meals and taking out the right time for relaxation.
Author: Daniel Moayanda
Dan. is a young strategist, motivational writer and public speaker. He provides entrepreneurs with success strategies and backs it up with the right motivation needed to explore. He also writes about finding a way out of everything in general!