You don’t have to look far to find your source of self-esteem. You simply look within yourself. That’s where self-esteem lies. There are lots of people in the world who have problems with self-esteem and the result is high anxiety. Self-esteem is one of life’s intangibles that has an enormous impact on how well you’re able to function in your interpersonal relationships. If you don’t have a high opinion of yourself then how can you expect others to think differently. You may think you hide your lack of self-esteem, but it reveals itself in a number of ways.
I know all about lack of self-esteem, because I had to go on a treasure hunt to find it. That’s how I think about my personal pursuit of esteem building.
Before I began to practice positive self-talk and changing my thinking, I really didn’t trust myself to succeed. Instead, I was always throwing barriers in my way which created ongoing anxiety in my life. So I had to teach myself I’m valuable, creative, deserve respect and can succeed. Now I have a lot less stress in my life and panic attacks are things of the past.