Understanding ourselves is key to improving our situation in life and our outlook—often referred to as our happiness quotient. So as we learn new business skills and gain an education, we also need to learn about the inner workings of our own souls. The first thing we all need to know is that we are here on earth to learn and grow. There is no such thing as being stuck with who we are. We can change. We were not created to be static.
How Do We Overcome Low Self-Esteem?
We first need to understand where low self-esteem comes from. It can be deeply rooted in childhood experiences that were traumatic, oppressive, or unsettling. Divorce, discrimination, and sexual or physical abuse all leave their lasting effects on us in our adult years if we don’t get the help we need. Many of us have never had the opportunity to develop confidence through the right learning experiences. Outside of professional help, there are ways to boost our self-esteem and confidence so that we are better prepared to successfully face new challenges, uncertainties, or worries.