The more you build up your confidence and self-esteem, the more life has to offer you. Self-esteem is a somewhat abstract concept; it’s hard for someone who doesn’t already have it to know what it would be like to have it. Its your confidence in your ability to learn what needs to be learned and do what needs to be done to be effective in any situation you face.
Whether it is getting food, shelter, income, family, friends or finding a career or work that you love – it helps you do what needs to be done to get where you want to be. When you have a healthy level of self esteem, you find it easier to actually forget about yourself. You’ll only think about your toe if it’s in pain or if you are obsessively proud of it – otherwise it can take care of itself. It’s the same with your sense of self. To gain a more realistic view of yourself, you need to take appropriate credit for your successes. To change your self image and improve low self esteem, you need to believe in an alternative opinion of yourself through experience, not just repeat platitudes about how great you are really! After all in the words of a wise man: “If you are not for yourself then who else will be?”
If you were born on September 27th, You are an idealist and a dreamer, and your dreams are practical ones. Anything you’re unable to figure out intellectually, you pick up on intuitively. You tend to be attractive in appearance and are noticed by others. A tendency to be stubborn can alienate you from those you care about. You have no trouble expressing who you are. There is an honesty in your dealings with others, and you don’t tolerate dishonesty from others. Your emotions and mind operate together in complete harmony. You are the one that others depend on to bring them back from the brink of chaos. Know when to be serious and when to let up. Act with consideration to all. Keep things in perspective. Reach for the stars but keep your feet on the ground.
Daily thought for September 27th: A failure doesn’t need to mark the end. It simply brings you one step closer to the success you desire.