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Protect Your Self-Esteem!

Protect Your Self-Esteem!
Written by Millionaire’s Digest Staff Member: Nina MedinaFounder & Owner of: The Happy Life 101Millionaire’s Digest Staff Team, Author, Successful Living Writer

The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.”  ? Mark Twain

Some people may not pay attention very much on Self-esteem but it is important and it matters. Why? Because our Self-esteem affects the way we look at ourselves. How we perceive ourselves influences our actions, which will eventually affect the way we live our lives.

Unfortunately, there are certain factors beyond our control that could negatively impact our Self-esteem. Fortunately, we can do something to protect it and if we want to, we can re-build a more positive self-image.

Here are some helpful ways to protect our Self-esteem:

1. Choose your company

Hang out with people who appreciate you and make you feel good; and depart yourself from people who constantly put you down. We may not always avoid negative people in our lives, but we can always keep reminding ourselves not to allow their negativity to transfer onto us. Remember that you deserve to be loved and respected. So be around people who bring out the best in you.

2. Know the difference between constructive feedback and destructive criticism.

Constructive feedback is focused on your behavior or action, and it aims to improve you . On the other hand, destructive criticism attacks you personally and it does not have any purpose for your betterment. So take in the constructive feedbacks and do not pay attention to the destructive ones.

3. Avoid comparing yourself with others.

Do not compare yourself with others especially if you think that they are better than you. Wishing that you are on their shoes is hurtful to your self-esteem. What you can do is analyze their behavior and take note of what they are doing good, and then copy that. If it is healthy and you can benefit from it, you can mirror that attitude or behavior until it becomes you.

4. Learn to accept compliments

Don’t be shy to accept compliments. Believe and accept that you can really be good at something so learn to say THANK YOU!


Article Credits: Nina Medina

Millionaire’s Digest Staff Team, Author

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125 thoughts on “Protect Your Self-Esteem!”

  1. This was beautifully written. I wish more people understood the concept of being cautious about the company we keep. We will be as successful as the people we associate with. Peace and love to you!
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    1. Thank you for reading my post and for commenting. I agree, the people we choose to associate ourselves with matter. As the saying goes, birds of the same feathers fock together! ?

  2. Very well said. It’s true that we don’t have to tolerate toxic people in our lives. We make our own path and we don’t need negative people to control us. We have to keep moving forward and have faith in ourselves.

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  4. Totally true! We should keep our self esteem preserved. If we follow those steps, nobody can put you down in your eyes. Infact, nobody have the right to do that so don’t let anybody do that.

  5. Great list and so true. Our self esteem plays a major role in our behaviors! Fear and self-esteem go hand-in-hand when it comes to what we allow ourselves to believe what we can and can’t do. Thank you for sharing and please check out my blog. I would love your feedback!

  6. Learning to appreciate myself and smiling at myself more, boosted my self esteem after two years of being immobile (courtesy of PDST & MS) and now I can make fun of my floppy belly because I now appreciate each step I am able to take without assistance. With high self esteem and self appreciations comes the ability to give more of my best to those that truly need it, hubby and kids.
    Great post indeed.

  7. Great post! Truly enjoyed reading this. I can say I am guilty of doing a few things listed above but it is all a work in progress that has to be worked on overtime. I guess the most important thing is recognizing where we you are going wrong so you can correct it

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  9. Woww! Absolutely loved it! This is extremely helpful and needed especially in today’s generation. Most teenagers and young women have so many problems with self esteem. Its truly unfortunate, but this is very helpful! Thanks a lot for this!

    1. Exactly! We are influenced by our environment whether we like to or not. It’s always better to be in the company of people with better dispositions. ?

  10. I am mostly by myself, I am ok with it. I enjoy my company, I also do not have friends for a reason. I want someone smarter than me, more interesting than me, funnier than me. Those traits are hard to come by,2 out 3 would be good. I will take funnier but not idiotic, smarter always. Funnier, probably, would be jealous but glad for the laughter.

    1. I understand how smarter people could influence us and we do learn more from them, so you have a good point. Although we can always learn from people of various walks in life. We may learn from them in a positive way that we could adapt ourselves or in a negative way- like things thay we could prevent from experiencing. ?

    1. I think most people have a hard time dealing with criticism. Even I don’t like the feeling of being criticized. But if it’s something that would help us be better, then we can welcome the opportunity for improvement: but if we’re criticized just for others to let us down, then we should ignore it! ?

    1. You are exactly right! People influence us whether we like it or not, and other people’s mood affects us too. They either drain or inspire us!

    1. I’m sorry to know that you’re going through a bad situation. If you’d like to talk about it more, I’ll be more than willing to hear you out. You can contact me on my personal blog- thehappylife101.wordpress.com

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