Treat Others

The way we treat others affects our own self-esteem because our subconscious minds understand the truth that we’re all one. When we verbally or even mentally criticize someone else, it registers the judgments as if they were about us. Our self-esteem has a huge...

Where the Answer Lies

Goals change as we move through different stages in life. When we’re young, we want to fit in. Eventually, we’re interested in finding a romantic partner, excelling in our career and having a family. As we age, we begin to think about making our...

No Comparison

Comparing ourselves with others is a high-risk, low return proposition. While learning about excellence from others can help us understand what’s possible, building up our egos by comparing ourselves favorably with them will eventually make us feel worse...

Everyone Is a Mirror.

While it can often appear that others affect how we feel about ourselves, they really just mirror our own self-perception. Those who doubt, criticize or otherwise ‘make us feel bad’ aren’t actually the cause of the way we feel. They’re simply...

Who to Impress

As babies, we seek to please our parents for our survival. As we grow we learn that pleasing teachers and authority figures helps in getting good grades and achieving success. This early experience usually results in an unconscious drive to impress others in order to...

Mirrors

The reflections we get from the outside mirror our self-esteem.¬†Others subconsciously pick up on how we feel about ourselves and¬†without even realizing it, tend to comply with our expectations. We often can’t help but interpret their words and actions through...