“It shames the average man to be valued below his own estimate of his worth.”
Mark Twain - A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
The root of many modern emotional problems arises from a less than magnificent opinion of yourself - Low Self-Esteem. Low Self Esteem resides as a core issue for self-destructive habits that run the gamut from shyness, relationship issues, overeating, and drug abuse.
To overcome low self-esteem, you may work with various methods to bolster the estimate of your worth. Affirmations and general positive self-talk all contribute to building a positive self-image. This work may or may not hold when you encounter a blunt comment or an incident that you perceive is 1) directed towards you and 2) values you below the estimate of your own worth. Shame emerges, with its emotional baggage to lower your opinion of self down a few notches.
So, how do you arrest this tendency and armor yourself against these assaults that impugn your value? You can affirm the brilliance your self worth in the privacy of your own domain. What can you do to lock this work, to “diamond coat” your self-esteem?