There are many ways to lose your sense of self-esteem and your sense of yourself. We are faced with problems everyday?many of which are beyond our ability to solve. And, sometimes, our self-esteem takes a hit. We get frustrated because we can't fix the problem.
But whatever happens, we should all try not to lose our own sense of self and what is really important. But how do we find our sense of self in the first place? So what does it take to be a cut above the rest? What can we do to get back on track? Can a week really make a difference? Try staring with these seven exercises. You'll be surprised at how your outlook will change! 1. Know your purpose. Are you wandering through life with little direction - hoping that you'll find happiness, health and prosperity? Identify your life purpose or mission statement. This mission statement should be your guiding compass.
When you get off course, remember your mission statement and it will lead you to your truth north every time. 2. Know your values. What do you value most? Make a list of the top five things you value the most. Some examples are security, freedom, family, spiritual development, learning. As you set your goals- check your goals against your values.
If the goal doesn't align with any of your top five values - you may want to reconsider it or revise it. 3. Know your needs. Unmet needs can keep you from living authentically. Your basic needs: shelter, food, clothing must be met first?otherwise all your effort (conscious and subconscious) will be devoted to trying to meet these basic needs.
4. Know your passions. Do you know who you are and what you truly enjoy in life? Obstacles like doubt and lack of enthusiasm can hinder you.
Decide what you truly want and do not let anything derail your chance to become the person you want to be. Express yourself and think about people that inspire you. 5. Live from the inside out. Increase your awareness of your inner wisdom by regularly reflecting in silence.
Breathe deeply to quiet your distracted mind. For most of us it's hard to even find the peace and quiet we want even in our own home. In my case I often just sit in a dimly lit room and play some classical music. Sometimes, the only quiet place is the bathroom! Try to find that quiet place to think and reflect, even if it is only for a few minutes.
6. Capitalize on your strengths. What are your positive traits? What special talents do you have? List three. If you get stuck, ask those closest to you to help identify these.
Are you imaginative, witty, good with your hands? Find ways to express your authentic self through your strengths. You can increase your self-confidence and help others when you share what you know. 7.
Serve others. When you live authentically, you may find that you develop an interconnected sense of being. When you are true to who you are, living your purpose you will find that giving of your talents to the world around you comes naturally. You give back by serving others. The rewards for sharing your gifts with others are immeasurable. Self-improvement is indeed one type of work that is worth it.
The difference between leading a routine life and the life we have dreamed of lies within ourselves and our ability to continually change for the better. You have to start somewhere and these seven ideas should help you get the ball rolling. Copyright (c) 2008 Soaring Eagle Companies LLC.
"Dr. Robin Rushlo", is a well known MLM Radio personality and is nationally recognized as an expert in the network marketing business.He is the current host of the radio show, "Networking with the Blindguy"live daily from Gorilla Broadcasting Network,and Guerilla Marketing Talk Radio Network,providing Success and Retention Training for the network marketing industry.He has a MS in Bio Chemistry and Nutrition http://thegorillaspeaks.com and http://blogtalkradio.com/blindguy