Category Archives: Self-Esteem

Thought for today Friday, December 16, 2016


The power to live an extraordinary life is not defined by anything other than your willingness and desire to step out of the ordinary. Be daring and develop a vision of what is on the other side. Step into the unknown and live an extraordinary life.


Thought for Today Monday, December 5, 2016


Everyone has goals, aspirations, plans and wants. Everyone is looking for something different, perhaps something better. Everyone believes that somewhere out there there’s something to be claimed. Everyone is looking for their own pot of gold.

Everyone sets a goal because they believe that reaching this goal is the key to something. Everyone believes that opportunity awaits if only they reach this goal. Everyone thinks this. Well, at least they should.

Being True To Who You Are

“About all you can do in life is be true to who YOU are…Some will love you…Some will respect you…And some won’t like you at all… Make no apologies for who you are.  Have no regrets for whom you’ve become.  Continue to be true to yourself and watch the miracle of YOU unfold.” ~

It wasn’t long ago, actually just hours ago that I was faced with a dilemma:  Should I retract a comment I made or should I stand firm?

The question of retracting only came up because of the reaction said comment had from someone I thought I knew.  However, the more I thought about it, the more this reaction became a clear portrait of the person I thought I knew.

So I held my ground.  It is true that you cannot make everyone happy, so I opted for keeping myself happy and not retracting.  Today I feel better because of it.

But how many succumb to the pressure of outside forces?

Ridicule, at times, has been the modus operandi of those who wish to intimidate us into their way of thinking.  As of late, dialogue between parties has been severely damaged if not broken all together.  No one seems to want to listen, no one seems to want to talk.  Everyone just wants to yell.  The louder the better.  Most think that because an opinion is not equal to theirs that the voice should not be heard, that its input has no value.

Long ago I made the decision to express what I believe for what I believe is who I am.  If you’re not in agreement with my opinion you have choices.  You can ignore it and move on.  You can present yours and open dialogue.  Or, you can try to intimidate me into accepting yours as my own.  Guess which one will not work.

When you’re faced with a dilemma such as mine, I challenge you to “Be True To Who You Are.  It’s The Only YOU You Have!

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Above It All

“Above it all, to thine own self…be true.” ~ William Shakespeare

I spent most of my life looking for something, and everywhere I turned someone tried to tell me what it was.  I accepted their answers too, though they were often in contradiction and even self-contradictory.  I was naïve.  I was looking for myself and asking everyone except myself questions which I, and only I, could answer.  It took me a long time and much painful boomeranging of my expectations to achieve a realization everyone else appears to have been born with:  that I am nobody but myself.

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Self Esteem and Self Confidence

“Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishments.” ~ Thomas Carlyle.

How true this is.  For anyone lacking in either category, self-esteem or self-confidence the answer and solution to your own situation is very simple:

Build a series of accomplishments.  Regardless of the size or magnitude of the accomplishment, to you they should be just that… accomplishments.  Start by setting small, easily attainable goals, with a little effort and a little work, you should be able to accomplish these.

The best time to tackle a new and maybe greater goal is immediately after a victory.  Then the snow ball will grow.  One success will build from the other and so on.  Before you know it self-esteem and self-confidence have grown to a level you never thought possible.

Good Luck.

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