Our self-esteem is based on a set of judgments we unconsiously make in relation to our value or worthiness in life. It is therefore critical to our ability to live a happy and healthy life.
It is a fact that in terms of self esteem, we are all born equal. We are all born believing that we are the most valuable human being in the universe and that everyone else is there to serve our needs!
However as a direct result of our formative conditioning and early life experiences, that very natural of resources can be damaged.
We can grow up believing that we are not worthy of, or capable of achieving many of the things in life we desire most such as love, or friendship or career based success.
Through unhelpful learning when we are young, we can be left prone to uncomfortable or difficult emotions such as anxiety, depression, anger, jealousy or the like.
Having low self-esteem invariably means a life of continually comparing ourselves unfavourably with others and allowing life’s little knocks to have a dramatic impact on how we think, feel and behave.