Let’s begin with the question, "Why are positive affirmations for self-esteem even important?" Here's the key - there is absolutely no opinion more important to you and your success in life than the opinion you have of yourself. Your very happiness depends on it.
So I ask you these questions: “How do you see yourself? Are you someone you can count on most of the time? Part of the time? What reputation do you have…with yourself?”
The way you answer these questions determines your level of self-esteem. If it is not where you want it to be, the good news is you can enhance how you see yourself. You can grow and become more. Change your mindset from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset. You can learn skills, practice them, and get better. Making progress will cause your self-esteem to grow.
If you feel your self-esteem needs work on, here are some quotes and positive affirmations specifically designed for self-esteem to help you on your journey. Don't just say them. Think about them in context with your life. If one or more resonate with you, make them yours. Say them every day. Repetition is the mother of skill. The more you say them, the more they become part of you subconscious.
“Self esteem is the reputation we acquire with ourselves.” - Nathaniel Branden
⁃ I am working hard to build a good reputation with myself.
“Self-esteem is made up primarily of two things: feeling lovable and feeling capable.” - Jack Canfield
⁃ I feel lovable.
⁃ I feel capable.
“If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish.” - Sam Walton
⁃ I believe in myself.
⁃ It’s amazing how much I can accomplish.
“You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.” - Diane Von Furstenberg
⁃ I enjoy my own company.
“Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction”. - Margaret Thatcher
⁃ I discipline myself to do what I know is right and important.
“Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-brake on.” - Maxwell Maltz
⁃ I am going through life with the hand-brake off. I am free to move forward.
“Most fears of rejection rest on the desire for approval from other people. Don't base your self-esteem on their opinions.” - Harvey McKay
⁃ I never base my self-esteem on the opinions of others.
“Your most important sale in life is to sell yourself to yourself.” - Maxwell Maltz
⁃ I grow more confident as I continually sell myself to myself. I am a good person.
“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” - Norman Vincent Peale
⁃ I believe in myself.
⁃ I have faith in my abilities.
“Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.” - Eleanor Roosevelt
⁃ I never allow people to make me feel inferior.
“Other people's opinion of you does not have to become your reality.” - Les Brown
⁃ The opinion of others is not my reality.
“Don't waste your energy trying to change opinions … Do your thing, and don't care if they like it.” – Tina Fey
⁃ I do not waste my energy trying to change opinions of me. I do my thing whether they like it or not.
“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.” - Mark Twain
⁃ I approve of mysellf which makes me comfortable.
“Successful people have fear, successful people have doubts, and successful people have worries. They just don’t let these feelings stop them.” – T. Harv Eker
⁃ I do not let feelings of fear, doubts or worries stop me from achieving my goals.
“The higher your self-esteem is, the better you get along with yourself, with others, and the more you'll accomplish.” - Harvey Mackay
⁃ My self-esteem is high. And because of that, I get along well with myself, with others, and I accomplish more. I am leading a good life.
"Most fears of rejection rest on the desire for approval from other people. Don't base your self-esteem on their opinions." - Harvey Mackay
• I never base my self-esteem on the opinions of others.
I hope you enjoyed these quotes and positive affirmation for self esteem. Again, if one or more resonate, make it yours. Over time, it can make a difference in your life.
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