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Stop sabotaging yourself with low self esteem

by Jill Frank  |  3568 views  |  6 comments  |        Rate this now! 

4.) Don’t compare yourself to others.   Define success for yourself and create a plan to reach your goals.  Take stock of your achievements by focusing on what have you accomplished in your personal or professional life.  Remind yourself of this from time to time and be proud.

5.) Invest in yourself.  If you don’t take care of yourself, who is going to do it for you?  It’s amazing how much a new haircut or a new suit can affect your self esteem.  It’s not frivolous to take time out of your schedule to take care of yourself, especially if doing so makes you feel better.  Don’t stop there.    Take time to expand your knowledge and whatever skills are to you.

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6 comments so far...

  • It's funny how men have no problem tooting their own horn but many women think it's "unlady-like" to do so. Over the years, I've learned it's a different ball game in Corporate America, so there's nothing wrong with knowing you're good - or even the BEST - at what you do.

    However, there's also a thin line that must be tread very carefully. Nowadays, I struggle to strike the balance between being confident and being humble. And I definitely want to avoid the "A" word - arrogant. Although it isn't a nice characteristic for anyone, it's even less acceptable in the workplace for a woman to be arrogant than it is for a man. How's that for double standard?

    Go figure. LOL

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Single Ma on 2nd February 2008

  • Thank you, thank you, thank you. I saw this article at a time when I am facing huge turmoil at the office. I want to quit my job but can't until I find another one. I've been applying to several places but haven't heard from them. My friends describe me as smart, intelligent and great at my work. But I've been plagued by self-doubt of late. I'm taking a printout of this and will read it again before I go to bed tonight. Once again, thank you. :)

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by A Lost Writer on 2nd February 2008

  • Excellent article. Love how you narrowed it down to 5 points. Thank you for doing that.Points 1 and 4 are extremely important. And last but not at all least, number 5, taking care of yourself, should be a sign on our tables and desks!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by projecthope7 on 1st February 2008

  • Great tips. Thanks for this, Jill. I think you sum up exactly the kind of positive attitude that women need! I learned so many bad habits from my mother and I had to unlearn them in my 20s. (For example, she would never accept praise, and she "trained" me to do the same.) I really want my daughter to grow up to be confident!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Diane on 1st February 2008

  • Positive article. Thanks!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by MarcomMom on 31st January 2008

  • Love this article! It's a good reminder to be supportive of yourself, not just others!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by mommy2kiera on 31st January 2008