Just as I have told you to keep a gratitude journal, keep a success one too. When I was working at one point, if someone ever sent me a thank you note or a good job note, I’d file it under my Kudos file. If I ever felt bad, I’d pull out my Kudos file to bring me back up again.
Many people don’t realize how many successes they’ve had in their lives. Try writing them down in a list for days when you don’t feel so great. I try also to surround myself with other people who are successful, passionate and can teach me something. We all can learn from one another. Successes should be celebrated. As humans, we tend to remember the bad things because they bring up so much emotion. Even celebrate your failures – they are wonderful learning tools. The more risks you are willing to take, the better your self esteem will be.
One thing I have noticed is I cannot stay around toxic people. You know the type. They complain about their spouse, their kids, their jobs and blame it all on something else. If you stay around people like this, they will drag you down so fast you won’t know what hit you. I don’t mean you should ignore a friend who is in trouble, but stay away from the constant naysayers.
You are a unique individual. There is no one else like you or who have your talents! Don’t ever forget that and keep thinking positively and surrounding yourself with others who you can learn from. Also, volunteering is a wonderful way to boost your self-esteem.
God and I love you! Donna