Monday, December 29, 2008


"Self-esteem is the reputation we acquire with ourselves." - Nathaniel Branden

"Reputation is what others think of you. Honor is what you think of yourself."

Acceptance of oneself and forgiving oneself are the two most important factors that contribute to self-esteem one has. If you can not first accept the way you are and are not able to forgive yourself, self-esteem suffers. Self-esteem is vital for doing anything. Without self-esteem, every step you take, you watch it so closely that, you are not going to make much progress. Lack of self-esteem creates diffidence. You will crave for validation from others. Once you start looking for security from anywhere but within yourselves, you are like a small boat lost in a big storm of life. You are certainly going to drift away from your chartered course. It's very hard to depend on your inner resources alone for self-esteem and security. But, that's alone what makes you secure or insecure.


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