Self-Esteem is the overall impression you hold of yourself; including how much you value yourself and how you rate your abilities as well as limitations. It is who you believe you are and what you are capable of achieving. It often does not directly link to with your actual abilities.
If You Have Healthy Self-Esteem, you probably...
Feel good about yourself
Are confident and have the courage to change
Have a positive attitude
Feel a sense of belonging
Feel safe and empowered
Tackle new challenges easily
Can step out of your comfort zone when needed
Believe you can achieve success
Are able to create a good work/life balance
If You Have Low Self-Esteem, you are probably...
Shy - which can sometimes show itself by being pushy and aggressive
Avoiding eye contact
Feeling low energy
Underperforming at work and being overlooked for promotions, etc.
Finding it difficult to ask for help or accept a compliment
Putting the needs of others first - often neglecting your own needs
Feeling somewhat dis-empowered and in pain
How to Move from Pain to Power
Low self-esteem can be a significant obstacle that holds a person back from succeeding in all aspects of life. It is painful to not feel good about yourself, focusing on your limitations rather than recognizing and valuing your abilities, skills and natural talents. Raising your self-esteem leads naturally to a place of power.
Your thoughts and beliefs have a huge impact on your self-esteem. The good news is thoughts and beliefs can be influenced. It is possible to learn how to replace negative, dis-empowering thoughts and beliefs with healthier, more realistic ones. You can explore this and other ways to achieve a healthier self-esteem with a life coach -- resulting in a more balanced life.