Creating a Strong Self-Image
Have you ever been that kid who is scared to try something new? Maybe it is because you are afraid of failure? Maybe it is a fear of how your friends, family will react? Think back, what was your reason? It isn’t a question of if this was you at some point, it is merely a question of why.
Many people point towards some external reason as to why this is, this lack of confidence. Maybe they blame the “bully”, their parents or the situation itself. It is a natural response for the child, heck… even adults do it! But, is it the answer? Possibly, but even if it is, we ca do NOTHING about it then. So, why not focus on something we can change?
It all starts with self-esteem. That kid, you, need to have self-esteem – a belief in yourself. An unwavering self-image that is defined by you and not those around you. Can this image change, evolve and develop; yes! but by you and through your own choice and action.
Let’s work to build this child’s self-esteem. Their belief of who they are and how they see themself can be influenced highly by external factors, especially when it is still in its infancy. So, why not surround the child with positive sources? Help the child create a strong, positive self-image by exposing them to safe people and activities that match their passion. Maybe it’s cooking, writing, martial arts; whatever it is, that’s where they need to be! And, not just one. Give them multiple sources, 2-3 solid places, where they can create their image and let it grow and thrive. That image, created from multiple sources, creates a self-made, distinguished identity that is only to them and with it brings self-esteem and confidence.
By Bradley Clemens