Self-esteem is, at best, a vague concept. We know it’s good to have; the more the better. We know that low self-esteem produces problems. We might have an example in our minds of someone with high self-esteem. We know it’s important, just like we know gravity, electricity, and even our hearts beating are important. Yet beyond that, how often do we think about our self-esteem? Do we think about it with the urgency and importance that we think about food, childcare, or accessing the internet?
When is the last time you thought about your self-esteem? When is the last time that your self-esteem was the determining factor in a decision you made or an action you took? When is the last time you took a specific action to purposely build your self-esteem?
We understand the importance of building our children’s self-esteem, and yet we do not continue to work on it as adults. We think more about what clothes we wear and our car maintenance than we do about our self-esteem. What most people do not realize is that improving their self-esteem, increasing the amount they like themselves, can change their lives. My mission is to cause you to think about your self-esteem before anything else and more than anything else.