Written By: Timmy Smith
In Marilyn Sorensen’s book called “Breaking the Chains of Low Self-Esteem,” she explains that one’s level of self-esteem affects most of the choices a person makes. For instance a person with high self-esteem is more likely to take risk. If she/he takes a risk and fails, they are naturally upset, but isn’t devastated. High self-esteem people realize that they need to either work harder next time or simply try something else.
A person with low self-esteem might not even try again, as they would be devastated if they failed a second time.
Low self-esteem prevents many of us from healthy functioning. It is like a chain that restrains us, but it can be broken. The way to change your self-esteem and self-concept is to change your thinking. Some can do it with the help of a good book which will challenge their thinking. Others will need the support of a certified counselor to listen. Close friends with healthy self-esteem can also help hold us accountable when we begin to verbalize irrational fears and unhealthy thoughts about our self.
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