People with Low Self-Esteem

Man with Low Self-Esteem

When self-esteem is low, we live more to avoid pain than to experience joy. Our lives are little more than a struggle to avoid failure or humiliation. We become prisoners of our negative self-image, and allow our fears and inadequacies to dictate how we live.

The sources of positive self-esteem are many, although I believe they can be distilled into six critical practices, or “pillars” of self-esteem; the practice of living consciously, the practice of self-acceptance, the practice of self-responsibility, the practice of self-assertiveness, the practice of living purposefully and the practice of personal integrity.

If these six practices lead to a positive self-image, it stands to reason that deficiency in any of those areas would contribute to poor self-esteem.

Please click on the links on the right side of the page to read more about the root causes of self-esteem and the impact low self-esteem can have on your life.