As a child, I always felt that I lacked confidence. Even now, in some situations I find that I do not measure up to my expectations. Yet, I have always admired confident people and I continue to do. Considering that Confidence is a very importance part of our lives, I often contemplate about it. This happened at the Delhi Airport. I had checked-in well in advance, as per my habit. I was waiting to board the flight to Mumbai. As usual I was looking around to find confident people. There were many men and women well dressed, upright and looking satisfied with their lives. But there was one gentleman who appeared exceptional. He was immaculately dressed in a dark grey suit. His broad shoulders and Â with his chin-up added to his confident look. As I was brooding the flight was announced and we all boarded the plane. It was a comfortable smooth flight. All the usual things the in flight safety demonstrations, service of snacks, tea and coffee went off very well. Soon it was t
Today we will discuss Self Esteem. What is self esteem? How do we know whether we have self esteem or not? And to what extent? What are the indications of self esteem? Like any other personality attribute it is very difficult to measure self esteem. However, the indications can be enumerated as under: Respecting yourself and being self aware. Not despising yourself for small mistakes committed. Having the conviction to handle difficult tasks. Not being afraid of people or adverse circumstances. Having the ability to stand up against injustice. Expressing yourself freely in any forum. Now let us discuss how we can go about developing our self esteem a critical aspect of the personality. 1. Being balanced: Don’t be a self critic: The first point in this segment is that you stop criticizing yourself. That does not mean you do not analyze your mistakes. In fact when you are too harsh with yourself, your assessment will be prejudiced and of little use.