Tuesday, 15 May 2018

What's self worth?

What's self worth?

Self worth is the opinion you have about yourself and the value you place on yourself. An example of self worth is your belief that you are a good person who deserves good things or your belief that you are a bad person who deserves bad things.

What's self esteem?

And self esteem reflects an individual's overall subjective emotional evaluation of his or her own worth. It is the decision made by an individual as an attitude towards the self.

Is any difference between Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem?  

Yes, there is! A lot of people actually think that self-confidence and self-esteem are one and the same. But they are actually very different. You can be very confident in your skills and in certain areas of your life, while still suffering from low self-worth.

I've been involving myself in a set-up in recent times and what I noticed is many black people tend to have low self worth and self-esteem particularly when the set-up has other races involve.

Most definitely;  our race plays a role in how we do see ourselves especially if our race is regarded as less privilege in a society. I'm trying to keep racial issues out of my subject but is somewhat difficulty; therefore, I want to focus on how to deal with low self-worth and self esteem.

The decision of how you see yourself is entirely yours to make. If you see your with low self-worth, self esteem is what other people out there would see. There's this imaginary line that separates someone that is simple, helpful, humble from someone that is with low self worth and self esteem; you will have to figure it out.

Many times I have been looked down on by both black and white and here's the decision making part comes in. If you feel looked down on then you have to correct the impression. You have to let them know the difference when you are trying to be nice, simple, helpful, understanding, and humble to when  someone thinks you are what you are because of a low self esteem or self worth.

An organisational set up, structure and dynamic also play a part. The particular one that gives an upper hand to one race than to another would always end up straining the less privilege race in that organisation. This is something very serious that our social development agencies have to get involved in both government and private entities if not it could lead to psychological down trend of the organisation not to talk of the victim's state of health.

 How do you gain confidence and self esteem?

1. Think about what is affecting your self-esteem.

2. Avoid negative self-talk.

3. Connect with people who love you.

4. Learn to be assertive.

5. Set yourself a challenge.

6. Focus on your positives.

7. Take care of yourself.

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By Olagunju, Success Taiwo.

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