Best 2 447 of Self esteem quotes - MyQuotes
We are not as important to most people as we are to ourselves. As a matter of fact, we are—to most people—not important at all.
now that I have self-esteem, you really can't afford me
We tend to think that it’s up to others to respect our needs and fill them for us. But that doesn’t ever work, and for the following reason: If you have a hard time knowing what it is you really need, then how on earth can you logically expect someone else to know?
Beauty will not define me. I will define beauty.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Be confident, be courageous!
The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.
To be yourself is in many ways to be inconvenient to others. Only placaters and appeasers get along with other people all the time and that's not really getting along with anyone. That's just self erasure.
Yes, you ARE important enough; and yes, your needs and wants DO matter.
some days: I feel I am a gray cloud raining misery. some days: I feel I am not worth my silver linings.
The only reason you continue to love someone who treats you poorly is because you don't value yourself enough.
To know God is to know yourself!
Shine your light, be true to yourself, be the best you can be. Show your true colours, be real, be honest, be genuine. Share your kindness, your love, your insights. Stand strong in who you are, Simply be yourself. Sincerely YOU Steadfast
Sticking to a diet required me to have a permanently low self-esteem. But happily, I developed other skills beyond a fluctuating weight, eventually building up a different source of self-worth.
My life got happier when I trusted my gut to tell me when to open the door or close the door. There is joy to be found in keeping away from people & situations which could harm my self-respect my peace my worth.
I am not stubborn, I am determined.
Lailah Gifty Akita
You can capable of heroic deeds. Think well of yourself and act positively.
The best like you can ever receive is the one you give yourself, even facebook gives you an option to like yourself.
Find your bones. Believe in what you are.
Self-esteem is the prize awarded by you to you for playing by your own rules - in which case, you'd think it would be easier to come by.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Never look down upon yourself. You are special with special gift.
Take your work seriously, but never yourself.
If you always try to measure yourself with money... well, it's like counting backwards, the more you keep on, the less you'll have to show for it.
Donavan Nelson Butler
Where your soul meets your purpose is the azimuth known as your passion and from there you can plot points of inspiration and achievable goals.
When you have something use it with appreciation before it's taken away from you and always remember those who don't have it.
You... and only you choose your thoughts.
Never underestimate yourself
I try to show the freedom to be yourself, unapologetically and irreverently.
Don't let a mediocre person tell you what you are capable of or how your future is going to be.
I’m fifteen and I feel like girl my age are under a lot of pressure that boys are not under. I know I am smart, I know I am kind and funny, and I know that everyone around me keeps telling me that I can be whatever I want to be. I know all this but I just don’t feel that way. I always feel like if I don’t look a certain way, if boys don’t think I’m ‘sexy’ or ‘hot’ then I’ve failed and it doesn’t even matter if I am a doctor or writer, I’ll still feel like nothing. I hate that I feel like that because it makes me seem shallow, but I know all of my friends feel like that, and even my little sister. I feel like successful women are only considered a success if they are successful AND hot, and I worry constantly that I won’t be. What if my boobs don’t grow, what if I don’t have the perfect body, what if my hips don’t widen and give me a little waist, if none of that happens I feel like what’s the point of doing anything because I’ll just be the ‘fat ugly girl’ regardless of whether I do become a doctor or not. I wish people would think about what pressure they are putting on everyone, not just teenage girls, but even older people – I watch my mum tear herself apart every day because her boobs are sagging and her skin is wrinkling, she feels like she is ugly even though she is amazing, but then I feel like I can’t judge because I do the same to myself. I wish the people who had real power and control the images and messages we get fed all day actually thought about what they did for once. I know the girls on page 3 are probably starving themselves. I know the girls in adverts are airbrushed. I know beauty is on the inside. But I still feel like I’m not good enough.
Real self-worth comes from mastery, from getting good at something. It doesn't matter what. Then you don't have to worry about empty compliments. You don't worry about what other people think. You have self-respect.
Your beliefs can be a prison system created by your mind for yourself. But the door is not locked. If you are aware, you can always come out of that.
Never say you understand someone's pain if you haven't felt the same, because not only would you sound mocking but also ignorant.
Lailah Gifty Akita
You can develop a positive self image with positive thoughts.
God is within you, open your heart and uncover that godliness.
Our musicians in residence carry this belief into the classroom. They don't think of children's self-esteem as so fragile that it will be shattered by the suggestion that the child guessed wrong or jumped to an invalid conclusion. They make corrections matter-of-factly, with no feeling that a chid is a failure because she has made an error, but with ocnfidence that the feedback will help the child learn and be accurate the next time.
If companionship is a mandate for all of our experiences, then we will miss out on many of life’s blessings.
Your saying 'I do not understand you' is praise beyond my worth, and an insult you do not deserve.
Lailah Gifty Akita
All you need is grace.
It is essential to our health and happiness that we dedicate ourselves to some kind of mission or purpose that transcends the mundane hustle and bustle of daily living.
Find out what your gift is and nurture it.
Don’t wait to receive until you feel worthy. Your self-esteem will go up as a result of receiving. ~Amanda Owen
It's not really my problem if they think I'm weird.
As soon as whatever provisional well of confidence dries up, I will feel like a frightened motherless child. And I will—what? Lessee, I'll beg friends to assure me I'm fascinating, that my soul is complex so I can once more conduce to irony. An abyss opens up.
No one can give you anything-love, shame, self-esteem- until you give it to yourself. Today, give yourself good things.
If you don't believe inside yourself that you can learn a lot, nobody's ever going to do that for you. Nobody's ever gonna give you self drive. Nobody's ever gonna give you self esteem. Nobody's ever gonna give you your self worth. You have to set it for yourself.
Misanthrope fits me so damn well.
I want to inspire others to be their quirky selves. Be you and be different.
If only I could value myself more! Alas! It is impossible.
Today, take a moment to celebrate you. Your beauty. Your style. Your sense of inner mischief. The way you glow in the sunlight. Your strut in those badass boots. The way the dress hugs your soft curves. The gleam in your eye. The curve of your irrepressible smile. The line of your collarbone. The way you know, underneath all the doubts and insecurities and demons that you are, in fact, magic. And what’s more? You always have been. You don’t need someone else to say so. This isn’t for likes or comments. You don’t need to book a photoshoot for this celebration. This is between you and you. For you to take the time to see yourself. To smile at your own beauty. Find a spot where you feel the energy. Where the sun hits just so. Where the colors or textures make you feel more alive, more you. Find somewhere to prop your phone and set the timer on your camera. You don’t need special equipment. And then just see what happens. Be open and curious about what wants to be seen. If someone sees you and stares or laughs or has the nerve to judge, you just ground down and rise up even more. They are just missing out on how good it can feel to see and know your own magic and beauty. And yes. If you want, and it feels good, you should share it. Because we want to see you and celebrate you too.
The bond between food and me is like other relationships in my life: complicated, evolving, demanding, and in need of constant work. But together we’ve come so far, moving from my childhood obligation to clean my plate, to a mindless need to fill up, to a truly nourishing and pleasurable exchange. That’s the real reward.