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Go to your bosom; Knock there, and ask your heart what it doth know.
~Isabella, in Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure

Self-esteem is feeling good about yourself and having confidence because you have done something to merit it. It is important to feel good about yourself.

Just consider those nights when you have worked really hard to prepare for a test and, then you do well. Or, when you have worked really hard in practice and, then, you do well in the game. Or, when a friend comes to you feeling a bit down and, then, you are able to cheer them up. Or, when you have just acted like  you do every day and, then, someone thanks you for being nice.

All of these moments make you feel good, and they should do so. Think about it, though; you do not really do all these things just because they make you feel good. Instead, this kind of success feels best when we can share the moment with someone else. Your teacher because you did well, your coach because you had a good day, your friend because they appreciate you, that person who just noticed how nice you are.

We often develop a healthy level of self-esteem when we know that our effort has been  good, and that effort pays off. Believe that you can do it…because you can.


Written by Miller School of Albemarle

October 8, 2010 at 10:30 AM

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