You Need To Start To Like To Yourself
If you have a very low self esteem or a lack of self-confidence
you may be seeking help to gain extra confidence.
I was somebody who had a severe confidence crisis from the ages
of four until the age of around twenty two.
At the age of twenty two I started on a mission of self
improvement and to try to make myself increase happiness levels
in my own life.
I started reading various books and articles on increasing
confidence and gaining self esteem.
In one of the books, it had a chapter on what was named, "You
have to start to like yourself".
It started by saying that there are probably some things in your
life and about your person that you are not happy with. Some of
these you are unable to change, therefore however hard it might
be, you have to accept them, and even try to start to like them.
Other things about your life or your person which you are not
happy with you are able to change, therefore however hard it
might be you have to work towards changing them.
The things I was not happy with was: My weight, this can be
changed. Being overweight was mainly my fault, my diet and lack
I had a bald patch on my head, this is something which I
believed could not be changed, therefore I had to accept it.
I am quite short for a male, this is something which I am unable
I had a severe stutter, this was something which after a lot of
hard work I managed to overcome.
I am now a person who is quite happy with who I am and if
somebody does not like me for whatever reason I don't really
mind. I think I am OK and a decent person, we do live in a
democratic society after all.
This change of attitude has made a massive difference to my life
and I hope that it helps other people who read this article.