Saturday, April 21, 2012

A to Z Challenge - Self-Image

For the A to Z Challenge, my topic is leadership and goal-setting. I am posting short excerpts from my book, Overcoming Obstacles with SPUNK! The Keys to Leadership and Goal-Setting, along with an inspiring photo. Enjoy and dream big!

Self-Image

Our self-esteem is the deciding factor in whether we succeed or fail in life. It is an intangible possession of incredible power. What exactly is this internal force and what shapes its attributes?

Self-esteem can be described as a sense of personal worth. It is self-respect, confidence, and genuine joy on the positive side and self-doubt, worthlessness, and unhappiness on the negative side. Our ability to handle situations and accomplish goals is determined by the amount of self-esteem we possess. At any given time, this can also fluctuate between sufficient amounts or serious deficiency.


17 comments:

welcome to my world of poetry said...

As you write self esteem is very important to us, I found out the hard way but can say losing the negativity changed mt life.

Yvonne.

Yvonne Osborne said...

I love your cat pictures! They have no lack of self esteem.

Kyra Lennon said...

Another great post! Self esteem is so important.

Karen Walker said...

My entire memoir was about having low self-esteem and learning to overcome those things that caused it. I'm still working on it. You are so right on with this post.
Karen

Laura Marcella said...

This is definitely true! I have pretty good self-esteem but there are times when I seriously doubt myself. That's okay as long as I shake it off and don't let doubt control the situation.

Have a great weekend, Diane!!

Jemi Fraser said...

Self esteem is so important!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Yvonne, that one - Hobbes - was the most photographic of all.

Karen, and your memoir was so powerful.

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Self-esteem is so important...and so tough to have!

Love the picture of Hobbes!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

You really highlighted some important traits during A to Z. This might be the most important one.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

We need good self-esteem if we're going to accomplish our goals.

Tracy Jo said...

I so love that picture. Self-esteem is something I have been working on hard these last few years. It feels good when you find it but also takes daily positive talk for me!

Stephen Tremp said...

I'm missing the Weekend Sillies! A positive self esteem is vital for anyone to thrive in this life. I know where my identity lies and that God doesn't make no junk. So this helps me during those down times to keep plugging along.

Tamara Narayan said...

Only a cat would have the self esteem necessary to weat a boot for a hat.

Karen Lange said...

This is important. Thanks so much for the reminder!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Elizabeth, Hobbes was a character. I really miss her.

Stephen, you'll just have to laugh at the cat with her head stuck in a boot.

Sylvie said...

Self-esteem: you've hit the nail right on the head. As a Christian, i was taught that the second greatest commandment is "love your neighbor as yourself". Well, that doesn't just mean that I'm to love my neighbor, it means that i have to love myself first and for that, i need self-esteem! I need to know that i am not junk and only then can i love my neighbor properly! I mean, how can i love my neighbor when i don't know what love feels like!
Cheers, Sylvie

Susanne Drazic said...

Hi Diane! Self esteem is very important.

I like the cat picture. Reminds me of our cat. He's always sticking his face in everyone's shoes. My worry is that he's going to decide to barf in one of them. YUCK! ; (