The 2 Kinds Of Self-Esteem...And How To Build ThemSep 27, 2023
Unlock Your Superpower: The Dual Facets of Self-Esteem
Self-esteem is the not-so-glitzy, under-the-hood change you can make that impacts everything in your life.
The Superpower You Never Knew You Had
When you think of superpowers, you probably imagine heroes soaring through the skies or lifting massive weights. But what if your most significant superpower isn't physical at all? Dr. Aziz presents an intriguing concept: self-esteem. It’s the invisible force dictating how we feel about ourselves, influencing our relationships, careers, and overall well-being.
Rethinking Worth: It's Not External, It's Internal
How often do you measure your worth by external factors? Maybe it's by your job title, your bank account, or even the number of likes on your latest social media post. Dr. Aziz warns against this perilous path. Instead, he urges: to realize your sense of self-worth comes from within. Your value isn't tied to societal measures but rooted deeply in how you perceive yourself.
A Deep Dive: Two Vital Sides of Self-Esteem
- Unconditional Love and Acceptance
No conditions. No qualifications. Just pure, unabashed love for oneself. Dr. Aziz terms it "unconditional positive self-regard." Think of it as the ever-compassionate, maternal voice within, assuring you of your inherent worth.
- Challenging Yourself, Respectfully
Beyond self-love lies the realm of self-challenge. Here, the growth happens. Dr. Aziz emphasizes: "Self-esteem comes from testing yourself, challenging yourself." It's about stepping outside your comfort zone, and proving to yourself time and again that you're more than capable.
Practical Steps to Cultivate Esteem
- Embrace Both Highs and Lows: Life isn't about perpetual highs. Recognize that we all have our moments, both good and not-so-good. And that's perfectly okay.
- Commit to Daily Challenges: Sometimes, it's the smallest actions that can make the most significant difference. Challenge yourself, even if it's just a minor task outside your comfort zone.
An Invitation to Self-Discovery
Your journey to high self-esteem begins from within. Dr. Aziz encapsulates it best: "You determine your sense of self-worth." So, invest in understanding yourself, nurture your strengths, and remember that true power lies within.
Realize it's an inside job all along. You are worthy.
Discovering and understanding the dual facets of self-esteem can be transformational. With Dr. Aziz’s guidance, unlock your potential, shed inhibitions, and step forward confidently into the world, leading a life rich in authenticity and fulfillment.
Reading blogs and watching videos online is a start...
When you are ready to radically transform your confidence so you speak up freely, boldly go after what you want, connect easily with others and be 100% unapologetically yourself, coaching is the answer.