Many people believe that being humble is a hallmark of kindness and esteem. However, many people take this to the extreme and don’t recognize themselves when they do well. They don’t understand that you can be humble while still giving yourself credit for your accomplishments. When you’re proud of what you’ve done, the building blocks of self esteem become stronger and stronger and eventually, you learn to trust yourself and your decisions.
If you are to be successful in life, patting yourself on the back is required. Every success that you acknowledge and celebrate, will make others sit up and notice you — and respect you for your accomplishments.
If you can’t toot your own horn, it’s going to be difficult for others to know what you’ve accomplished. And don’t simply give yourself credit for professional accomplishments — personal achievements are important, too.
You may have lost weight over a period of time or achieved another personal goal that you’re proud of. Those are triumphs that are brag-worthy. I especially learned this lesson while sharing my journey of recovery from my car accident.
While you don’t have to talk about yourself and your accomplishments until people are bored, it’s okay to use it as a way to motivate others — and yourself.
Rewards are an important part of building self esteem and collecting the building blocks necessary for success. When you achieve a long-sought after goal, reward yourself with something you can look forward to along your journey.
A day off spent with family or getting something for yourself that you’ve always wanted can be perfect. When you reward yourself, you’re reinforcing your self esteem, building it and making it easier to move on to the next achievement.
Women in general often struggle with feelings of worthiness and success. We often down play our accomplishments. Many people focus on their failures and avoid telling others that they’re proud of what they’ve done.
When you praise yourself and what you’ve accomplished to others, they’re likely to want to know how you did it — and be genuinely proud of your triumph.
Giving yourself credit for accomplishments can open a whole new world of feeling good about yourself. And when you feel good about yourself, you can make your dreams and goals come true, because you are no longer telling yourself that you can’t.
Gandhi once admonished people to, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” When you change for the better or have little or big successes that you’re proud of, let the world know. You could become an inspiration for others!