Focus on your successes and don’t dwell on your mistakes or failures. Replace negative feelings with positive ones. Use positive self-talk on a daily basis. Let yourself know when you’re proud of something you’ve done. It’s OK to feel good about yourself.
The difference between successful people and unsuccessful people is not just their ability or knowledge, but the image they have of themselves. Successful men believe in themselves. They have a deep sense of self-worth and a good self-image. Self-image is the concept of who and what you are.
ALL YOU CAN DO IS YOUR BEST
Part of building your self-image is setting goals. Whether your goals have to do with losing weight, getting a promotion or learning a new skill, attainable goals are essential. Remember, you can only do your best. Set aside time for evaluation and fine-tuning of your goals.
Do you have friends that make you feel good about yourself? Make an effort to spend time with people who value you. Stick with people who have positive attitudes and enjoy life. You may also find it helpful to talk with a counselor or therapist.
RECOGNIZE YOUR WORTH
Recognition of accomplishments must begin within. Try this exercise. Make a list of 50 things you have accomplished in your life. Take your entire life into account. You will be surprised at how many things, small and large, that you can add to the list. You will find that despite past mistakes or problems, you deserve a pat on the back for the good that you have done.
BE KIND TO YOURSELF
No matter what people say to us, the things we say to ourselves are much worse and do far more damage.