We all get discouraged from time to time. Even I occasionally feel that no matter what I do, it's somehow not worthwhile. Sometimes I take two steps forward, only to have something happen to bring me back three steps. The challenge is to accept that...

There are so many talented, educated people out there who are unsuccessful. It's not because they are not qualified. It's because they have the wrong mindset. Without the proper outlook and self confidence, even the best credentials in the world will not help you succeed....

Most of us have an inner "war" going on inside. It's the conflict between how we see ourselves and how others see us. In order to build self esteem, you need to focus on your own self worth from deep within. Only you know who...

I don't remember who said this, but it's a great quote: "Don't bring me problems, bring me solutions". Often we say that certain things are out of our control and that's why we can't move forward or reach our goals. If something is “out of...

Have you ever pretended to be someone you weren't just to fit in? Have you felt inadequate when you compared yourself to others? These feelings and actions are dangerous because we tend to do destructive things in order to feel "in". We might become anorexic...

I've talked in the past about writing down your goals and setting a target date to reach each goal. I stated that often you will have to alter that date because life gets in the way and things often do not go according to your...

Yesterday, I was on line at the grocery and in front of me was a mother with a teenage daughter. The daughter seemed so sad, and I noticed that her posture was very poor. One characteristic of people with low self-esteem is poor posture, so...

Self respect is being able to stand tall and feel proud of and for ourselves. It's the foundation upon which other personal attributes are built...

So many times, after a moment of disappointment or a failed try at something, we label ourselves as "losers" or "dumb". For instance, I just saw some photos of me taken at a party the other day. They were not very flattering shots, and my...

It's interesting how we all tend to focus on the negative things that occur during the day, but we blur out all the positive things. Here's a tip: Change the lens of your brain to FOCUS on all of the positives that happen. Create a...