Use these self esteem quotes to inspire yourself and others in speech writing and with friends and clients. Email these quotes to your friends and put them beside your favorite place for thoughtful moments.
Take them with you. They can be your constant companions as you travel.
1. Create a Journal
Choose a quote from one of these self esteem themes:
Life Purpose Quotes, Quotes About Courage, Motivation Quotes, Quotes About Fear, Quotes About Goals, Self Confidence Quotes, Self Image Quotes, Success Quotes Positive Thinking Quotes, Quotes About Happiness.
In your journal, describe how the quote relates to your life.
For example in the quote, “Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent,” by Eleanor Roosevelt, ask yourself what someone has said that made you feel badly.
Write down what was said and by whom. Now here’s the good part. You can choose to learn from what was said or ignore it.
The best gift you can give yourself is to not allow yourself to feel beaten down by the things people say to you. Take some action. Don’t wallow in it. The more you ignore these hurtful comments, the less you’ll hear them and the better you’ll feel about yourself.
2. Turn a self esteem quote into a self-esteem activity
For example, in the success quotes, “Limitations live only in our minds -- but if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless,” by Jamie Paolinetti, identify something you’d love to do that you’ve been afraid to start.
Now create one small goal that will get you started towards achieving this dream. It has to be a small goal. Now write down exactly what you’ll do and by when you’ll do it. Soon you’ll find yourself inching forward.
3. Create a power of stillness.
In the book, The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle talks about how the voice in our head “comments, speculates, judges, compares, complains, likes, and dislikes”. But when we don’t think about the past or the future, when we simply enjoy a few moments without judging ourselves, we can little by little feel happier and more serene."
You’ll find the same thought in, “Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” Nathaniel Hawthorne
4. Create a Drawing
Choose a self esteem quote and make a small drawing from it. You could simply choose a couple of colors and make some random lines on the paper. This activity achieves two purposes. When you perform any artistic activity, you are living in the moment.
Being in the present moves us away from our judging ego. Mindfulness helps. In the present we enter our spiritual world, the sacred place where we understand ourselves in a deep way. When we aren’t judging ourselves, our self esteem leaps ahead.
5. Create a Road Map for Change
Choose a self esteem quote that involves changing some aspect of your life. Make sure the the change is simple and not complicated. Create a road map to achieve this small change.
On your map write the actions you'll need to take to achieve this simple change. Ask someone to help you. Fight your fear in order to find the courage to do what it is you want.
“All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.” Earl Nightingale
Use these top ideas for self esteem quotes to stimulate your imagination. The sky is the limit and the choice is yours.
Knowing quotations will help you understand yourself, your ideas about people and the world around you.
Quotations are powerful additions to business, wedding, funeral, acceptance, valedictorian and many other types of speeches.
I begin and end many of my speeches with well selected quotations because they are hooks to grab people's attention. They leave audiences with food for thought.
Keep quotations near your desk for quick access when you need them.
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