How’s Your Self-Esteem?
I wondered how’s your self-esteem? It’s the weekend and that is usually the time when I have enough time to take a deep breath and recenter. I also reevaluate how things are doing in the self-esteem department.
As many of you know, I have chronic depression and anxiety and both can do a number on my self-esteem so rechecks are warranted for me. But it doesn’t hurt to check in yourself.
What follows are some quotes from famous people about self-esteem. Take what you like and leave the rest, as they say at Al-anon. Enjoy… Susan…
“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.”― Marilyn Monroe, actress
“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection”― Siddhārtha Gautama, Buddha
“I never loved another person the way I loved myself.”― Mae West, actress
“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.”― Harvey Fierstein, actor and playwright
“As long as you look for someone else to validate who you are by seeking their approval, you are setting yourself up for disaster. You have to be whole and complete in yourself. No one can give you that. You have to know who you are – what others say is irrelevant.”― Nic Sheff, author
“Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. ”― M. Scott Peck, author
“The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.”― Mark Twain, author
“I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.”― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre author
“The man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone.”― Ayn Rand, The Virtue of Selfishness, author and philosopher