Our True Self-Worth

Self-esteem is defined as — a confidence in ones own worth or abilities; self-respect.  I’ve found that practicing love, kindness, understanding, and tolerance towards others can help raise our self-esteem, but we also need to practice those things toward ourselves.

There will be times when we fail doing the things I mentioned; it can take time to believe in ourselves. However, if we keep trying to be a better person than we before, we cannot fail to become one.

We will know in our hearts that we’re a good person, and be able to forgive ourselves on the days when we’re not.

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Author: Darryl S. Duke

I love life and people. I also enjoy writing about things that can help others find greater happiness. I know many people have negative and often misunderstood conceptions about alcoholism and addiction. My goal is to help remove the shame and stigma associated with what most experts now agree is a progressive, chronic, relapsing, and sometimes deadly brain disease.

2 thoughts on “Our True Self-Worth”

  1. I would like you to know that I truly 100% believe that your cause is noble. I myself in my younger days had to overcome some pretty tough “inner turmoil” and with that came the same fears and worries you told me about the other day along with those in your writings. In my personal experience, I would like to say that after 20 of my 23 years on this planet I found the answer I was looking for even though I never quite knew what that was. It is God. There was a time not too long ago I cringed at being approached and “preached to”. Insecurity, jealousy, and loneliness ruled my life. I struggled with trying to find anyway to fix myself for years and to control everything around me. Ironically but perfectly planned, the day I found God was a day like many before that I didn’t even consider faith. I like to live in a way and also reach out in a way that those around me become aware of what ones faith can truly do in their life. That in turn, may inspire many to look a little closer and identify things in their life that they might like to change. Someones faith gives them strength to get back up and take a hold of another day and that’s all that matters. You’re on a great path like many of us and I wish you all the best with what you’re doing. You and those alike are what will make a difference if this world. I see the comments you receive on facebook, and right there is proof you already have.

  2. Thank you Amanda. It doesn’t matter how we find greater self-esteem and self-confidence. I simply believe our true worth should never be in doubt. Some of us need to work on it, but the pay off is what you have apparently found. Greater happiness. Take care and thanks for commenting.

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