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Kristin Booker • June 15, 2011

Mid-Day Post-It Pep Talk: A Little Self Esteem Confirmation from Eleanor Roosevelt

It can be a little complex sometimes to feel your best, especially when it feels like somehow everyone else around you is doing better than you are. Life can be daunting that way, showing you all the things you don’t have but need to be hotter/slimmer/more attractive/comfortable in your own skin. From the assault of “perfect” images streaming in from tv and magazines to THAT person in your home or work life who always seems to say JUST the thing to make you feel inferior, it can sometimes feel like everyone else has a leg up on the world and you’re just not measuring up.

Ok, so stop that. That’s actually not the truth….unless you somehow want it to be.

This is where these essentially amazing words from Eleanor Roosevelt come in. Truer words have never been spoken: no one can MAKE you feel inferior without your express consent. You alone are responsible for those feelings of doubt and something within you wants the confirmation that somehow you don’t measure up. It’s important when you feel those moments of inadequacy to check in with yourself. What within you makes you want to feel less than amazing right now? What can you do change things within yourself so that those issues won’t arise?

Because at the end of the day, you are worthy of every amazing thing that is coming if you just BELIEVE that they’re possible. Don’t give others your energy and focus on their perceptions of you. Feeling inferior is a game of mind over matter.

How does that work, exactly? Well, at the end of the day, if you’re focused on being happy and you don’t much mind what people think of you, then it really won’t matter now will it?

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