Chapter 229 Building Self Esteem is NOT the same as Building Your Ego. Picture Yourself Where you Want to Be and Repeat Positive Affirmations that you will get there.
Self-esteem is a term used in psychology to reflect a person’s overall evaluation or appraisal of his or her own worth. Self-ego is an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others and the feeling of yourself as being separate from others.
To build your self-esteem, it is like working out at a gym. It is an ongoing process. Stop the exercises, your muscles will start to atrophy…same as your self esteem. Start by creating and imagining a new picture of your life and what you are doing in that life. As one of my favorite authors Henry David Thoreau wrote, “In the long run, men (and women) hit only what they aim at. Therefore, they had better aim at something high.”
Ask yourself hard these questions:
What kind of people do I want around me?
What kind of place do I want to live in?
What kind of weather is there (warm climates)?
How am I interacting with others in this new place?
Am I living alone, or in a small town, or a larger metropolitan city?
What things will I be doing with others in my living area?
What type of home (house vs. apartment) will I be living in?
What kind of “work” will I be doing (is it alone or with others)?
Where do I see myself in five years? In ten years?
You must form a mental picture of where you want to be or you won’t get anywhere near where you want to go. Think of it this way: If you start your car and start driving, you had better know where you are going to end up, or you will only drive around in circles.
Know that you are a divine spirit and have a divine cause to be in this universe. So many things had to come together for you to be here now. It is not an accident unless you THINK you are an accident. Once you realize this, look towards the sun, not your shadow.