I heard a joke about a Psychologist having a sale and the slogan was “OUR PRICES ARE LOWER THAN YOUR SELF-ESTEEM.”
Over the years we have heard the importance of having a positive attitude or self-esteem. The problem is that we have been programmed to value ourselves by what we have rather than who we are. The only time we awaken from this myth is when something physically or emotional happens to kick us in the pants to want to think differently.
A great way to build self-esteem and self-worth is to create a list of the things you can do and or the things you have accomplished over the years. We are so quick to cheer on or idolize other and forget that we have a purpose and are an asset to this world. The quicker we remind ourselves of this the better off we will be.
I present my No Bully Program at schools all over the country and I see so many posters promoting self-esteem. Unfortunately when I meet the parents and some of the teachers it is obvious that they didn’t read the poster or they have failed to climb on board to be positive roll models for their kids.
If we want to put an end to bullying in your community and at your schools you must not only promote self-esteem but also live it.