Selling yourself short?

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If you have ever been uncomfortable in your own skin, you’re not alone. Just take a look around; people are constantly battling the pressures and negative influences from the world, community and ‘friends’ around them.

Selling yourself short means you’re not giving yourself full credit where it is deserved. (i.e. “The professor told Jack not to sell himself short regarding his grade on his Mathematical exam; he scored the highest grade in the class.”)

Sometimes it can be a birthmark in a strange place, the fact that you’re shorter than the average person, you have a receding hairline, really anything… ‘Friends,’ co-workers, even family may even induce this low self-esteem. The best way to work your self out of it is to make changes, and think positive; always reinforcing the good things about yourself.

An ezinearticles.com report titled “Coping With Low Self-Esteem – Discover a Powerful Way to Change the Way You Think About Yourself” talks about the pain of low self-esteem, selling yourself short and how to turn it all around.

Low Self-Esteem is probably the number one reason people do not achieve their goals in life.

While most of us like to find reasons for failure in outer circumstances, we don’t realize that it is the way we think about ourselves that will ultimately determine the outcome of our endeavors.

When you don’t believe in yourself failure becomes a viable option. It is strange how quick we are to accept thoughts of inadequacy about ourselves. However, when it comes to believing that we are good at something, we demand substantial proof before accepting that.

It is all a matter of mindset. We are what we think we are. Every decision we make is based on whatever thought patterns we have in our mind.

Our mindset has been framed by all the good or bad information we have received throughout our life. And -like it or not- it definitely governs our life.

Once your mind has accepted a certain thought pattern about yourself and what you are capable of, it will determine your actions in every area of your life.

If you think you are a victor, you will accomplish much and always have success in life.

On the other hand, if you think you are a victim or a loser who is not capable of much, that is exactly what your life is going to look like.

Thought patterns are powerful, but the good news is that they can be broken by a weightier source….

http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Bettina_Langerfeldt

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