# Self esteem
Man admits he is less likely to approach “hot women” for fear of being rejected
**This is a work of nonfiction based on actual events as told to me by a client, who experienced them firsthand; used with permission. Fear of rejection is a reoccurring theme in my line of work. But it still caught me off guard when a client recently said, “I almost never approach ‘hot women’ because I’m afraid of getting rejected.”
"Opinion" Believe you can
Many of us suffer from insecurities, and we would rather avoid trying something new and failing at it than being stagnant with what is comfortable. We cannot grow until we step out of our comfort zone, but often that first step is terrifying. If we believe we can do it, that first step is a little easier and as we start to see success and the possibilities, the sky is the limit. I have a sign on my desk that says that something is only impossible until you do it. Here are a few things that will help you believe that you can do those things that seem out of reach.
Opinion: There is a Lack of Self Esteem in Our Society
For years and years, I have dealt with the lack of self-esteem, confidence, self-love, or self-respect. The lack of confidence comes in many forms, and anybody can be the victim of it.
Tips For Increasing Your Self Esteem
Focusing on giving yourself praise can change your self esteem dramatically and help you to increase your self worth. If you raise your self worth, you'll be able to make your health your number one priority.
Healthy relationships prove challenging for people with abandonment issues
**This is a work of nonfiction based on actual events that I have experienced firsthand; used with permission. As an adult with a history of abandonment issues, I admit that being in a healthy relationship is challenging for me sometimes. My partner and I invest a lot of time and effort into creating a healthy relational environment, and I’m happier than I’ve ever been. Despite this, my abandonment issues can still creep up and present themselves in different ways.
A Quest for Self Confidence
Have you ever noticed that the most confident people are often quiet? That’s because they have nothing to prove and don’t have to be heard in order to know who they are and what they are capable of. They know they bring value and don’t require reassurance from the outside world to reaffirm what they already know to be true.
A Short List of Affirmations That Will Boost Your Self-Worth and Confidence
No one is perfect. And no one will ever be perfect. This is a truth - a sad truth, but a truth nonetheless. While it does sound deflating at first, the fact that you're not perfect doesn't have to upset you or break you into pieces.
Are You Sacrificing Yourself or Just a Giver?
The conventional belief is that we can never love too much, but that isn’t always true. Sometimes, love can blind us so that we deny painful truths. We might believe broken promises and continue to excuse someone’s abuse or rejection. We may empathize with them but not enough with ourselves. If we grew up in a troubled environment, we might confuse our pain with love. Although relationships have disappointments and conflicts, love isn’t supposed to be painful and hurt so much. Are you a caregiver or codependent caretaker?
Confidence is a plant of slow growth in an aged bosom
Confidence is a very important thing in many aspects of life. Having confidence in yourself will help you in your work life, social life, and personal life as well. There are many times when we lose many opportunities in life because of our lack of confidence.