Friday, 29 January 2016

Fear, Doubt…Are You Allowing Low Self Esteem to Destroy Your Life?

Success is said, begins in the mind. According to Dr. Joyce Brothers; “Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success”. Therefore, you should not give way for fear and doubt as a result of low self-esteem to destroy your life.
Fear according to the Cassel Concise Dictionary is an unpleasant feeling caused by anxiety or worry. The same dictionary defined doubt as to hesitate to believe or assent to. Fear sometimes is narrowed down to doubt. The point here is that low self-esteem generally dwells in the mind. This is why Dr. Norman Vincent Peale said “You are not what you think you are. But what you think – YOU ARE!” And Williams James collaborated this view by stating; “The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.”
Having said these; I believe the question in the mind of my reader will be how can I turn around a low self-esteem status? First and foremost, you have to develop a positive attitude to life. For this to happen, you should start reading inspirational books. I must tell you that the Bible is the greatest inspirational book of all time. You have to get one if you do not have it and start studying it. I guarantee you; you will get a lot of inspiration from studying the bible. Also, you should be listening to motivational tapes as often as possible. And check the kind of people that you have as friends. Are they pessimists?  People who will never believe that anything good will happen! If you have these kinds of persons as your friends, it is time to jettison them and make friends with highly positive minded people.

It is important to state that fear cannot be stopped completely but it can be controlled. By feeding your mind with positive thoughts and conditioning your mind to always think positively you will reduce fear in your life. Also, you should always speak positively about yourself. If you constantly practice these things, you will control your fears and take charge of your life for a better than good 2016 for yourself.