Posts Tagged ‘Self-esteem’

FAILURE is a requisite for SUCCESS! A man who has failed many times has learned many lessons! Every failure indeed leaves a shadow, which serve as stepping stones on your road to success. Lincoln ran for every office and FAILED, until finally running for president and SUCCEEDING. Michael Jordan didn’t make the varsity basketball team. Steve Jobs was fired from his own company. JK Rowling was rejected by 12 different publishers before she was finally able publish her now famous “Harry Potter” book series. I can go on and on, from Walt Disney to Henry Ford, and Albert Einstein to Steven Spielberg; they all failed tremendously and repeatedly before finally achieving success. In fact, my entire life has been one massively complex interlaced system of failures, all of which have come together at a single POINT that is my present state of being. It is how we RESPOND to failure that defines us as individuals and determines our fate. A man who has not become accustomed to failure will certainly never enjoy the fruits of success. Where on EARTH would I be without all of my failures? Not the man that I am today..

Allow me to explain the difference between SELF-ESTEEM and EGO; Your self-esteem is based on how you think and feel about yourself as a person, while your ego is based on how you want OTHER PEOPLE to think and feel about you as a person. Changing your exterior–your physical APPEARANCE, will do absolutely nothing to change who you are internally, as a person. So if you think that having bigger
muscles or bigger breasts will make you feel better about yourself, you are wrong, for those things are not extensions of the SELF. They are just physical attributes and do not at all define who you are. They are not YOU. They will only serve to feed your ego, which is just a way to compensate for not truly feeling good about WHO YOU ARE.