3 Powerful Thoughts About Self-Esteem

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How an informal chat becomes a post idea

Hey there! I hope you’re having a great week?

I was chatting with a friend of mine recently and we got to speaking about how to improve self-esteem.

Now, if you’ve been hanging around for a bit, you’ll know that my self-esteem used to be crap!

Over the years, I’ve made huge changes to my self belief. And there are loads of posts on this site to help you improve yours. But, one of the things that really helped, was the thoughts of many fabulous writers. I’d like to pass-on a few of their truths here today, hopefully they’ll be useful to you too.

The Quotes

The first one, is from a man who’s best known as an American pediatrician whose book ‘Baby and Child Care’ is one of the best-sellers of all time. But also, Benjamin Spock was the first pediatrician to study psychoanalysis to try to understand  family dynamics, so he knows the mind!

One of my favorite quotes from him is…

Benjamin Spoke quote

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Many people (especially us Brits!), love to put ourselves down. We often think we’re less important than we really are and that makes building self-esteem more difficult.

If you’re struggling to see your benefits, have a read of this post and work your way through the ideas.

Next is a quote from American writer, activist, and feminist, Rita Mae Brown. She had a view on ‘people pleasing’….

Rita Mae Brown quote

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We’re all guilty of making decisions based on what others want, but maybe it’s time to start doing what’s good for you instead?

And, finally. This last quote is from George Eliot (The male Pen name of Mary Anne Evans)…..

George Elliot-quote

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Yesterday has gone and tomorrow isn’t here yet. Building your self-esteem is a journey, not a ‘quick fix’. As I mentioned in a previous post, “the second best time to start anything is today”  😉

I hope these quotes have been helpful to you?

Remember, you can always drop me an email if you’ve got any questions, or if you just want a chat.


Until next time, Be Brave!

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