We are constantly challenged to be humble. Most of us struggle with an overactive ego that charges into life and reeks havoc. Pride is the enemy and humility, the champion. When I think of a humble person, I think of someone who is self-aware but doesn’t boast to receive credit for accomplishments. That person may still be recognized by others but doesn’t toot his or her own horn. However, it seems in today’s times, that society ignores this person. We give credit and recognition to more people that act crazy and get media headlines. We are encouraged to talk ourselves up to gain recognition and more money.
When I think of a person with low-self esteem, I think of someone who shies away from due credit. This person doesn’t go after challenges or bask in being noticed by others for good work. A person with low self-esteem is insecure, avoids conflict and has a hard time saying no and setting boundaries. This person makes excuses that the personal suffering is because he or she is choosing to be nice, but in truth the person with low self esteem has a hard time being true to him or herself.
So the humble person doesn’t seek recognition and the person with low self-esteem shies away from it. A humble person can be a leader and set boundaries, while the person with low self-esteem struggles with it. If you recognize yourself to be insecure and have low self-esteem, I encourage you to get some help. There are many resources out there to help you boost your self -esteem for what ever reason you may have been lacking it. If you have low-self esteem, you may know it, but lack the courage to do anything about it because you get on just fine the way you are. Then I’d ask you, why have lemons when you can have lemonade? You don’t know what you are missing out on. The reason I can tell you is because I’ve struggled with low-self-esteem and lack of courage, and I’ve been working on overcoming low self-esteem. It’s hard to make a new choice to say what I think, accept credit, or set boundaries, but it gets easier every time, and I’ve started doing it naturally without struggling with a decision that I always used to make myself suffer over. I’d rather have shied away from conflict or the spotlight. I’ve got some of this journey left, but I know I’m making progress. I encourage you do develop your courage and self-esteem with me because you can!