We have a certain picture of ourselves with which we try to define our attitudes, believes and opinions. This picture can be weak and fragile or strong and self-confident.
How we think about ourselves is called our self-concept.
To find out what your self-concept is answer questions such as “What do I want to reach in my life?” or “How successful am I in my life?”.
Self-concept isn’t the same as self-esteem even when both are closely linked to each other.
Self-esteem touches the emotional aspect of our self. The picture we have about ourselves is filled with feelings and impressions – and self-judgments.
To find out what our self-esteem is answer questions such as “Am I an important person for my job or family?” or “Do I have unshakable trust in my abilities?”.
With our self-esteem we judge our self-concept . With high self-esteem we judge ourselves honestly.
In quiet moments of life we can listen to our inner voice speaking about our self-concept and self-esteem and assuring us that both aren’t unalterable. Our self-concept grows through our life as well as our self-esteem. It’s up to us to give this growth the right direction.