Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Though it's impossible to legislate high self-esteem, our own self-esteem has huge implications for our life paths. Our history of self-esteem begins as children, and follows us throughout our lives; it affects all our decisions - and, like a garden, needs constant tending.
One example of self-esteem can be seen in setting out upon our careers. For a person to make a non-traditional career choice, for example, a woman becoming a commercial pilot, or to go against family desires, requires someone to have a belief in their ability to make appropriate decisions, even though significant others in their life disagree with them.
Almost everyone can identify when they're on top of the world, enjoying the benefits of high self-esteem. However, experts have theorised that high self-esteem can also act as a cushion for those times when life lets us down. Rejections, disappointments and failure are a part of daily life.
Life isn't always fair; and even our best efforts aren't always successful. But high esteem can assist a person in 'weathering the storm' and help us get through life's downturns.


Khawab said...

gal talk abt it.....yeh i choose a career that rarely gals would choose....and it is hard to get ur family support in such situations.....

Fahd Mirza said...

What you posted here, is what I use to repeat to myself again and again in the following words:

Be a friend of yourself

If even you wont be complacent enough with yourself upon your follies, then why expect from others. You cant b sure of others, but you can be of yourself's, if and only if you are friend of yourself.

On a run-time thought, blogging could be a nice tool to cultivate the self esteem. i.e. Anybody reads it or not, I will post for myself.

Some years back, there was a drama serial telecasted from PTV, which got famous due to this theme line of some actor

In urdue: "Jub mien hoon tu phir mien hoon"

In English:"When I am then I am".

Bloody_Hell said...


I have zero self esteem....lol!