Each chapter of our ebook 10 Key Steps to Building Self-Esteem in Difficult Times is one of 10 key points to building self-esteem, including taking care of the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of your life. If you follow these steps and really put them to work, you will discover an amazing transformation toward a life of self-esteem.
Some people say that self-esteem is a form of being self-centered.
There is one big difference between self-esteem and selfishness. It’s empathy.
Empathy is the connection between us and others because it makes us interested in and respectful toward others. When we have genuine self-esteem we have empathy.
Giving esteem can be demonstrated through an act of service. Giving a helping hand to somebody is a genuine sign of esteem.
Some professions are based on helping others, such as firefighters. They dedicate their lives to helping people. Just having this profession leads to esteem in daily life.
Esteem is given and received. Firefighters receive esteem through the thankful people they saved.
We can show our self-esteem through our words and actions but as well through our body language.
When we see ourselves on video we can see us as others do. In these videos we see our body language that normally happens without our consciousness.
But body language doesn’t just happen to us, we can direct it.
Here are 5 main signs of the body language you show when you have a high self-esteem.
Justice, the second of the four cardinal virtues is another important foundation for humane society. When we encounter injustice we discover that it diminishes our happiness and motivation to be fair ourselves.
Somebody who measures right and wrong is considered to serve justice.
The Hawaiian culture is unique in many ways because of the isolation of the islands. The ancient Hawaiians lived simply and generally in harmony with nature. They maintained fishing seasons and managed their natural resources as best they could.
The Hawaiian culture is filled with mythology and dark but fascinating legends made visible through numerous sacred places.
With esteem we pause to see a flower blooming on the sidewalk or find joy in the smiling face of a child. Our reaction is to return the smile or to stand in awe at the strength and beauty of nature. Esteem makes us aware of the little things in life.
The Vatican’s chief restorer of Michelangelo’s frescoes may have discovered a self-portrait of Michelangelo. The face of a man in Michelangelo’s fresco “The Crucifixion of St. Peter” could be Michelangelo’s. If true, it would be the only distinct self-portrait of Michelangelo.
According to art historians the face looks similar to paintings other artists did of Michelangelo. Further evidence is the man’s turban, which looks like those which artists of the period wore to protect themselves from dust.
Each step of our journey has something to teach us. These were Dr. Wayne W. Dyers own words and teachings. He wrote more than 40 books, each of them a best-seller. But there is only one book that he wrote as memoir.
In moments of success and good fortune giving esteem seems to be natural. We’re used to acknowledging a successful action. It’s easy to praise positive moments.
But esteem is genuine when it’s also given in life’s difficult moments. When people fail in their activities a word of esteem can be incredibly encouraging.