By Sharon Gorman, D.C.
Stop – take a moment and get a scrap piece of paper. Now, not later, write it down. Write down at least 5 things that you are grateful for. Write it down. Now read it back. Do you feel luck? Do you feel rich? You are lucky. You are rich.
Try this now, write down 5 things that you like about yourself. Write down some of your good qualities and think about the decisions you made and the things you have done that have worked out real well. If you read back your list and take a minute to think about it, you will be taking a few minutes to build your self esteem.
Good self esteem is necessary to be effective in life.
If you don’t work on building your own self esteem then you will be looking outside of yourself for strokes. This can be very dangerous because it can be a filter you use in selecting people that you allow in your space. In other words, if you are dependent on other people to tell you that you are OK then you will pick people who do just that and you might start living your life in such a way that you will please that person because you have become addicted to their ability to praise you and make you feel good about yourself. Why put yourself in this vulnerable position when you can become your own best fan. You can prevent yourself from living from the outside-in. You build your self esteem from the inside-out. You don’t need to owe anyone. Please don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that you shouldn’t have positive motivating people around you. When you have good self esteem you would choose those kind of people and that are positive and motivating. If you walk around with a need that other people have to scratch in essence you become their prisoner and you lose yourself and your own self respect. You are good. You are enough. Focus on the good and you will get more of what you focus on.
Hope I got you thinking.
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Focus Philosophy Night
April 8, 2006 – 7:00pm
Optional dinner at 5:30pm
FEATURING: Reggie Gold
Howard Johnson Hotel
Route 611 Bartonsville, PA (exit 302 off I-80)
(570) 424-6100 for Reservations (ask for Focus Rate)
Contact Sharon Gorman at (570) 350-4091 for more info
Suggested fee is the price of one office visit.
We will be passing the hat to cover expenses.
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