Sometimes we get so busy as souls on a spiritual journey focusing on our growth, that we forget to celebrate just how far along our personal paths that we’ve actually come.
This is a true story: when I first left my parent’s house at age 17, I didn’t set a goal to be a doctor or a lawyer. I had some vague notions of being a journalist, but what I really remember deciding on was that I needed to go out there into the big wide world and somehow get some self-esteem. Even at this young age, I knew intuitively that this was my most important goal, one that would need to usurp all the others if I ever hoped to achieve anything else.
It’s been a years-long journey to arrive at a place where my confidence is something I’m proud of. This afternoon as I sat down to write, I was tired. Admittedly, I didn’t have a topic in mind and was half wishing the post would write itself so I could do some binging on nerdy spiritualist-type YouTube videos! Then I remembered that a few weeks ago I got an email from a fellow blogger asking me to contribute my thoughts on self-esteem. I’d quickly thrown together my two cents, and then moved on with my life.
But today I realized I’d done it wrong. You see, I forgot to celebrate: to celebrate that someone would actually ask me to provide my insights into self-esteem. Because former self-esteem-less 17-year-old me would have given her left arm to know that one day I’d be considered a confident enough person to be asked to provide such advice.
So without further adieu, I present to you blogger Jordan Ring’s piece by a team of writers all on our own path to greater freedom through confidence: 19 Ways to Conquer Low Self Esteem: 19 Influencers Chime in.
Thank you Jordan for asking this former “wannabe” to contribute her thoughts.