“You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.” ~Amy Bloom ….
Some of us have it backwards, thinking that our beauty lies on the outside–our looks, our accomplishments, our fortune and fame, our power. But we are imperfect beings. Therefore, our beauty and our worth is not a result of any outside factors or forces, rather, it is uniquely inherent in our divine creation. We are beautiful simply because we exist.
We each should possess endless reserves of self-confidence and self-esteem. But because society values achievement above all else, we generally embrace the attitude that our worth is dependent upon our achievements which garner us the approval of society. This is an unfortunate mistake, for it leaves us in the cycle of trying to gain self-esteem through our achievements, which we will of course have a difficult time realizing until we improve our self-esteem. It is difficult to do our best when we do not feel good about ourselves.
We cannot improve our self-esteem by accomplishment alone. However, the good news is that we do not have to because we are already worthy and beautiful; we just have to realize this truth. If we see ourselves as such, and treat ourselves as such, we set ourselves up for the best possible chances for success.
Take some time to reflect upon your inherent self worth and value.
Questions to consider:
Why might we tend to base our worth on the things that we accomplish or fail to accomplish?
How do we fall into the trap of developing low self-esteem?
What are some ways that we can work to improve our self-esteem?
For further thought:
“A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.” ~James Allen