The Importance of Self Esteem and Self Worth

Written by Karl Perera BA, MA, DipLC
March 19th, 2014 | Updated: March 23rd, 2020

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The importance of self esteem cannot be underestimated because it affects your behaviour and thoughts. In addition, it changes how you feel about and value yourself. It also affects your confidence, and that can affect your success and thinking in a big way.

Can you imagine anything else so important?

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Why Should Self Esteem Matter to You?

  • Self esteem can be the difference between success and failure
  • Esteem can affect your thinking, causing your outlook to be positive or negative
  • Esteem affects your confidence
  • It affects your body image and shame
  • If you do not value yourself how will you be able to value others?
  • Self esteem enables you to have the right attitude to succeed at work
  • It affects your happiness because it can cause you to compare yourself with others

Let’s take a moment or two to look a bit more closely at what  I’ve said above – and then I hope that you will appreciate the importance of self esteem.

Your potential to achieve what you most desire is directly related to your self esteem. As they say, you can if you believe you can. On the other hand, failure is much more likely when you suffer from low self esteem because you will believe others when they tell you why you cannot succeed. Low self esteem will affect your motivation and make you more likely to give up on anything that seems difficult. So, work on building your self esteem and success will be that much easier.

I’m sure you realise the importance of positive thinking. Increase your esteem and you will become more positive. This will benefit you in every area of your life.

Do you Have a Problem with Self Confidence?

Self esteem affects your confidence, how important is that? If you want to rise to any challenge you must believe in yourself . Without confidence in what you can do, and in who you are, what chance do you have of happiness or success? And if you can’t believe in yourself, how will you be able to trust and believe in others?

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Self concept is another important part of how you feel about yourself. Low self esteem means that you will have a poor image of yourself and this will result in a loss of confidence. As a result, your social skills may also suffer and you might find it harder to socialize because others will respond negatively to your lack of confidence. With some effort, though, you can improve your self image so that it helps you.

Self esteem will also help you at work. Your confidence and positive attitude will enable you to look and feel your best. You will have no trouble presenting yourself in a favourable light because you will be full of self respect and comfortable with who you are.

There are six major ways that self esteem will totally transform you and this will have unbelievably positive effects on your life. To help understand just how powerful this change will be I would like to offer you a fantastic bonus checklist just click the button below:

Do You Value Yourself?

Value yourself, your ability and your contribution in the world because you are unique. Do you understand this? You cannot value and respect others unless you first value and respect yourself. In order to help you with this learn to put yourself first for a change.

Finally, one last point about the importance of self esteem, and why it matters so much is because it will help you be a happier person. To find out why read this page about moods and how they affect your thoughts and behaviour.

I hope that this short article has been helpful to you. Take a look around at the rest of the site which is filled with information about different aspects of self esteem.

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2 thoughts on “The Importance of Self Esteem and Self Worth”

  1. Hello,

    I am a licensed counselor working in the schools. I would like to use your Self Esteem Quiz with the students I work with. Would this be possible?

    Thank you.

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