11 September 2008

Self Esteem

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Self Esteem


In psychology, self-esteem reflects a person's overall evaluation or appraisal of her or his own worth.

Self-esteem encompasses beliefs (for example, "I am competent/incompetent") and emotions (for example, triumph/despair, pride/shame). Behavior may reflect self-esteem (for example, assertiveness/timorousness, confidence/caution).

Psychologists usually regard self-esteem as an enduring personality characteristic (trait self-esteem), though normal, short-term variations (state self-esteem) occur.

Self-esteem can apply specifically to a particular dimension (for example, "I believe I am a good writer, and feel proud of that in particular") or have global extent (for example, "I believe I am a good person, and feel proud of myself in general").

Dear Readers,

You never know how much or how little of this precious resource you possess deep down, until your self esteem is challenged and threatened by people places and events.
A low self esteem always leads to sadness and doubt over ones place in the world's bigger picture.
Defending your self esteem is very hard if you only have a little bit left.
And I know how that feels. Before arriving in Canada, I had very little.

People will always try to take it away from you.
It's like gold.
Before I started working , I thought I had plenty of it.
Three months in Toronto has done me a wonder of good.
I thought I had an abundance even. I was feeling pretty darn good about myself, which is how I landed the job in the first place.
I owed my confidence that day.
I owned my balls. Because I had them that day.
Wrapped it up as quick as can be.

But even so, now I realize my self esteem was not as 'there' as I thought.
Because it's starting to surface in a different way ever since I started my new fab job.
I'm seeing all sorts of different colors now.
I'm living it to the fullest again.
I'm back and better than ever.
I love my job.
I'm needed. Appreciated.
Respected for what I do and for what I contribute.

And I love my self esteem.
I feel empowered again.

Have a great day!

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