According to a leading researcher of self-esteem, the self-image evolved as a way to compare oneself to others.
Because there is always someone in the world who is better, smarter, faster, or richer, the process of self-imaging is almost always devastating to self-esteem.
You’ve heard the old phrase, “the rat race”, or “keeping up with the Joneses”. These imply that life is a competition. It’s a competition between you and your neighbor, you and the people in the bank, and you and the people in the gym.
Not surprisingly, it is remarkably easy to get down on yourself.
Turn on the television, and there are astonishingly good looking people on every channel. Never mind that most of them are very average looking people hiding behind a façade of make-up and special effects. But after so many advertisements, commercials, movies, and sitcoms, eventually it is almost impossible to look yourself in the mirror and see the person you want to see.
The horribly imprisoning, self-destructive circle of comparing yourself to those around you results in lack of confidence and for many, harsh spirals of sorrow and depression. This lack of confidence can be re-wired. You can achieve awareness of your true, beautiful self. Understand this:
Your self-esteem may have been shaped by mistaken judgments you have accepted from yourself or others.
That’s right. You don’t see the you that you know to be true, you see the you that others have forced you into accepting. Anything less than high self-esteem is a distortion of who you are: a person of infinite worth.
Our Self-Esteem Supercharger Paraliminal has helped thousands of people feel better about themselves by building confidence and self-assuredness. And starting Monday, on June 18, the Ultimate You Mindfest (our free online event) will spend Day Five exploring this groundbreaking Paraliminal.
Day Five may be the turning point in your life.
Imagine: you can easily and enjoyably:
- Develop healthy self-esteem
- Overcome self-doubt and replace it with self-trust
- Recognize your self-worth
- Experience self-respect, personal dignity, and acceptance of who you are
- Face challenges with willingness
- Undo the negative influences of others
- Make rapid progress toward your goals
Thousands have used our Paraliminals to achieve this serenity. You will see that you can be high on yourself, thinking about your successes and strengths as a unique and powerful human being.
You can release. You can achieve the goals you desire.
I hope that you take advantage of this free gift, The Ultimate You Mindfest, beginning on June 18, and lasting for six days.
The first day of the Mindfest is the first step to becoming the person you want to be. The person you know you can be. The fifth day of the Mindfest could change your life.
Sign up today to start your journey.
(Posted on June 16, 2012)
(Matt is a paid intern, spending his summer working in Marketing and Business Development here at Learning Strategies. He will be finishing his final year of school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, double-majoring in Marketing and Management) -Pete