How is your journey going?

Hi everyone!

Today I have a question for you. How are you doing in your self esteem journey? My good friend Karl has developed a simple test and it takes only a couple minutes to complete but it should help give you a sense of what you need to focus on in regards to your 'personal' self esteem journey.

The way the test works is you simply answer the questions on a piece of paper, then look at the bottom to get your score. You can then review your answers and see what you can improve on.

Of course this isn't an actual '100%' indication of what you need to do but it does help give you an idea of where you are at in your journey. You can access the test via Karl's website below. I have also attached it as an important link in the sidebar so you can access it whenever you need to.

Karl Perera's Self Esteem Test

The scoring system is below also:

TEST SCORE: Total number of TRUE answers you gave, EACH ONE POINT:

15-16 Points - You have a high level of self esteem!

12-14 Points - Not bad but room for you to improve

8-11 Points - Low self esteem is holding you back

Below 8 Points - Your esteem is drastically low!


peace out

Overcoming Procrastination

Earlier this week I came across this article from a good friend of mine, Karl Perera. It's all about procrastination and its affect on your self esteem. Take a look:


Procrastination and Self Esteem

I'm sure I don't have to tell you that the two are connected and a lack of action and can make you feel that your life is going nowhere. This feeling leads to a lack of hope and a general negative overview of life. This is very damaging to your self esteem

The the reason why procrastination damages in your self-esteem is the fact that you will know inside that you need to take action today there are things that you need to do and for some reason you are not doing them. You may feel safer by not taking action but ultimately your self esteem will suffer.

Of course everybody suffers from procrastination. However, there is no doubt that depression makes it much worse if so you should be especially wary if you are depressed. Improving your self esteem will not only help you confront challenges and overcome procrastination you will also stop you feeling depressed.

I hope I've managed to answer the first question and showing you that procrastination and self esteem our linked. This is positive because this means that by taking action you can quickly improve your self esteem. However, in order to take action you need to confront any risk and you need to be confident sunita do whatever you can to feel good before you take action. Self-esteem will help you in this regard because if it will give you a more positive outlook and will make you feel more hopeful that taking action will be successful.


To read the rest of the article and some helpful hints, click the link below.

Procrastination

Have a safe weekend everyone!

peace out

6 Self Esteem Quotes - To Motivate and Inspire You

Hey guys, this week is a list of my favourite quotes that you can use to help motivate you in your journey towards improving your life!

*You can stick these on your fridge, wall or even your cat if you feel like it*


1. “Love yourself, for if you don't, how can you expect anybody else to love you?” - Unknown

2. “You must love yourself before you love another. By accepting yourself and fully being what you are, your simple presence can make others happy.” - Unknown

3. “Believe in your dreams and they may come true; believe in yourself and they will come true.” - Unknown

4. “I CAN is 100 times more important than IQ.” - Unknown

5. “Why compare yourself with others? No one in the entire world can do a better job of being you than you.” - Unknown

6. “Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” - Benjamin Spock


Note: Quotes have various authors and can be found on ThinkExist Quote Directory (ThinkExist Quote Directory

That's all the quotes for now, if you like them then I might find a couple more during the week. Hope they inspire you!

peace out

Friends

Friends are the key to having a great life, we can share whats going on with them, laugh with them and cry with them. Here is a great poem I found about friends :)

~ FRIENDS ~

As we walk our path of life,
We meet people everyday.
Most are simply met by chance.
But, some are sent our way.

These become special friends
Whose bond we can't explain;
The ones who understand us
And share our joy and pain.

Their love contains no boundaries.
So, even we are apart.
Their presence enhances us
With a warmth felt in the heart.

This love becomes a passageway,
When even the miles disappear.
And so, these friends, God sends our way,
Remain forever near.

The number 1 mistake when facing fear

A good mate of mine, Plato on the Steve Pavlina forums released this post the other day regarding the common mistakes people encounter when facing fear. It's great advice and well worth a read :)


You can face your fears in a way that boosts your self esteem and is a wonderful growth experience. Or you can do it in a way that leaves you feeling drained, weak and utterly lost.

Merciless suffering without end. Or joyful self expression. The distinction I want to share has changed my life from horrible to wonderful... RAPIDLY.

If your actions come from a place of desperation, neediness and searching for a sense of self, you will suffer. You will not find what you are looking for. You may gradually dampen your fear of a particular thing, but you won't develop true courage.

The prize at the end of the rainbow is to be secure in insecurity. A knowledge that no matter what happens, it will be OK.

You can never have that until you learn to center yourself.

Freedom is the ability to remain centered in any situation.

What do I mean by "Centered?"

It is the sense of being complete. It's that place inside where you love yourself. It is a state of presence. It is a state of acceptance. Most importantly it is your core sense of self, and self esteem.

The best way to be centered is to honour your highest value. I actually draw strength from two values: unconditional love and my own authority. That is to say I make my own rules. I center myself and in so doing I know myself on the deepest level possible. There's no sense of searching for something. I am complete already.

The goal here is to radiate energy and allow actions to flow from your Reverence for all that is beautiful. It all comes from honouring the principle of unconditional love. Stop searching for answers, and start embodying your highest value. Know that you are complete, because that is the Truth! It isn't a lie. It is the recognition of reality. Then you will have the strength to face anything.

Peace.


Good advice huh? Like Plato says, its all about your mindset! Positive and forward thinking with a determined heart is always a good way to ensure success!

You can view the discussion at the forums: #1 Mistake When Facing Fear Discussion Thread

It's all about your attitude

Here is an interesting post I found on a Self Development Forum that I have been actively involved in lately. As the title says, it's all about your attitude!

Take a look...

So if
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

is equal to

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

Then,

Hard Work
H+A+R+D+W+O+R+K
8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%

Knowledge
K+N+O+W+L+E+D+G+E
11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%

Love
L+O+V+E
12+15+22+5 = 54%

Luck
L+U+C+K
12+21+3+11 = 47%

most of us think this is the most important Huh )

Then what makes 100% ?

Is it Money ? .. NO ! ! !
M+O+N+E+Y
13+15+14+5+25 = 72%

Leadership ? .... NO ! ! !
L+E+A+D+E+R+S+H+I+P
12+5+1+4+5+18+19+9+16 = 89%

Every problem has a solution, only if we perhaps change our attitude.

To go to the top,
to that 100% ,

what we really need to go further... a bit more...

ATTITUDE
A+T+T+I+T+U+D+E
1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%

It is OUR ATTITUDE towards Life and Work that makes OUR Life 100% ! ! !


Cool huh? I'll be back again in the next few days with some more helpful tips :)

peace out

Equip Yourself With The Right Mentality

Okay, so today I want to explore the idea of people's mentality when approaching their own self esteem issues or any issues for that matter. A lot of people that ask for me help are always approaching their issues with a negative thinking process. People go into situations or approach their issues thinking - I can't | I won't make it | I will fail when they really need to explore the idea of thinking positively and aiming to succeed.

I am currently trying to explain to as many people as possible that they need to shift their 'state of mind' to a positive viewing angle so that they can approach the issues they are dealing with in a mentality that they can break through, they will succeed and that they are able to do it. Regardless of what issue you are facing, always try to think about it positively!

peace out ^_^

Update: People and their Opinions

Okay guys, just a quick update to how the discussion in the previous post is going. The thread has had many open discussions on the nature of opinions and their effects on our self esteem and I am so happy to be engaged and actively learning all the different views people have of this area.

Self development is something that I find very intriguing and I think this is probably one of my favorite new posts in the thread since I last posted.

Another very proper advice; don’t worry about what people say of you but rather be concerned about what think regarding yourself for it will conclude how you act. Other peoples opinion always affect the way we perceive our selves if we take them in and believe them as the gospel truth about us. On matters of fashion, beauty, wealth, etc, people are always very judgmental which a times are caused by jealousy or fear, so don’t listen to them and step out the beautiful person that you are not what they either say or think you are.


Discussion Thread - People Stare At Me When I Dress Well

Keep being you and until next time, enjoy life!

peace out ^_^

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