Building Self Esteem by Taking Small Steps
Developing and building self esteem can be overwhelming for many. Any change you make in your life means that you have to move out of your “comfort zone.” Sometimes you have to step on unexplored terrains to reach your goals, which could be challenging and scary.
The way to go about moving forward to reach your goals and create lasting change in your life is by taking small steps that are leading to these goals. This strategy of change is captured by this familiar and powerful saying by Lao Tzu: “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with the first step.” The strategy of small gradual changes that are done systematically with on-going improvement creates deep, fundamental progress that drives individuals toward success and excellence. It is important to note that what I support here is excellence, not perfection. Excellence improves our character and quality of life, while perfection is ideal and serves as source of disappointment s as it never can be achieved.
Developing self esteem requires hard work, commitment, dedication, patience while doing the right thing regardless of difficult emotions such discomfort, anxiety, fear etc.. It is also important to act properly in a healthy, assertive way regardless of the outcome. It is important to remember and accept the notion that we can only do what is within our power. External results are beyond our control. Therefore, regardless of the outcome, you need to continue to have the courage of doing the right thing and develop our character. This is the only way to you can grow and feel strong, flexible and fulfilled.
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