It is dangerous to have something and not know what you have. It is even more treacherous to know what you have and to do nothing with it. People who struggle with low self-esteem generally have low incomes as well. In addition, people with low self-esteem are less motivated to break the negative frame of mind that has led them to living a mediocre lifestyle. Low self-esteem does not see race, sex, age, religion, marital status, height, weight, or any other label or category you could possibly attach to yourself. Unfortunately, a low self-esteem is not something you can plan for either. However, a low self-esteem is something you can change.
The Advantage of Change
With a little hard work and patience, your low self-esteem can be transformed into a healthy one. Having a healthy self-image allows you to be more extroverted when it comes to seeing opportunities. When your focus is not internal, possibilities come alive and burst into a thousand suns. Your horizon becomes much broader and clearer as you delve deeper into the reality of limitless potential. Self-esteem is underrated as a valued commodity. Oftentimes, it is an over-looked factor when it comes to building a career or starting a business. People usually define success by the size of the paycheck; when it is actually how one would consummate his or her dream.
Your Actions Reflect Your Thoughts
Average people give average effort. You cannot expect extraordinary results by giving ordinary effort. What you think of yourself determines how hard you push to achieve your goals; but it will also dictate how high you are willing to aim. It is impossible to have high expectations while wrestling with a low self-esteem. The law of reflection is as real as the law of gravity. Your life mirrors what you think and believe. You have no more or no less in life or possessions than what you believe and think you really deserve. Carter G. Woodson said,
“If you can control a man’s thinking, you don’t have to worry about his actions. If you can determine what a man thinks, you do not have worry about what he will do. If you can make a man believe that he is inferior, you don’t have to compel him to seek an inferior status, he will do so without being told and if you can make a man believe that he is justly an outcast, you don’t have to order him to the back door, he will go to the back door on his own and if there is no back door, the very nature of the man will demand that you build one.”