It has to be stated that if you suffer from lack of self-esteem is the difference between feeling all- powerful and feeling like a little frightened rabbit that is powerless in how it controls its emotions. It's the awareness of yourself that has a massive influence on how other individuals see you. The reality is; if you have low self-esteem in your career, relationships, public speaking, ect, more likely or not you will not be successful in your life.

Suffering from low self-esteem is a terrible affliction and the reasons behind your lack of self-worth will always come from your formative years - between seven and fourteen - the great news is that there are a number of ways to combat it. In this article I will give you six great tips on how to fight low self-esteem.

Six tips on beating low self-esteem:

1. If you can, always sit in the front row - eliminate your 'safe Zone'

Do you have a 'safe Zone'? Well, a 'safe zone' is what people who sit at the back of a classroom or seminar have. Are you still one of those people who sit at the back of a seminar or work meeting so you can avoid answering any questions. You secretly hope that you will be lost in the crowd because the speaker will not notice you at the back of the room. If you still have a 'safe zone' it reveals that you have low self-esteem and lack confidence to be able to engage in intelligent conversation with your colleagues. Even if you feel really uncomfortable get into the habit of sitting in the front row of a seminar or work meeting because you will come across as a more vibrant and confident person, even if you hate it. Remember you will never get that promotion if you are hiding at the back of the room.

2. Don't be afraid to speak up - your opinion is important too

Can you remember the last time you spoke up during a group discussion? Many people find it almost impossible to voice an opinion whilst in the company of many people. This is because they fear that they will say something stupid and they will be laughed at. It is also a fact that most people would rather be dead then actually take the podium at a seminar and talk in front of people. So it is really important that if you are in a meeting or seminar at least attempt to ask a question, at least once, during the meeting. You will feel proud of yourself and you will realize that maybe you would rather say the eulogy at the funeral then the corpse in the coffin.

3.Write down your goals and what you are good at

It is always important to write down your goals. People with low self-worth do not tend to think they are good at anything. Thinking you are worthless, is of course, all in the mind, but when you have been constantly told you are useless by your peers; you tend to believe them. So it is important that you set some goals and list what you are good at. When you have created your two-minute speech, recite it in front of a mirror or if you have a trusted relative or friend recite it in front of them.

4. Always maintain a good posture

Always maintain a good posture. When you see someone carrying themselves with ease and grace, and with straight shoulders and back; you immediately assume these people have confidence. So always stand up straight, head up and always keep eye contact with whomever you are engaging in conversation with. Believe me you will feel immediately more confident.

A tip to remember when keeping eye contact; if you look at their third eye - that's the middle of the eye - the person you are engaging conversation with will assume you are actually looking them straight in the eyes. It will give them the impression that you really are a person with self-worth.

5. Never shy away from being flattering - don't project negativity on others

What I mean by projecting negativity is that when you think that you are worthless that negative emotion you put out will project on other individuals and you may come across as a gossipy and insulting person. Remember all the negativity you put out there comes back on you and believe me you do not need it back. If you hear gossip about a work colleague refuse to join in the conversation. Show everyone that you are above such pettiness. If you think someone deserves praise don't shy away from giving them a kind word. Project kindness and you in turn will receive kindness back tenfold.

6. Always be thankful for what you have

Think about it when you emphasis on what you desire too much the psyche generates motives why you believe you can't have what you want. By believing that you can't have something only increases your belief that you are too weak and stupid to get your hearts desires. So it is important that you are always grateful for what you have. Find time to write down all you have to be grateful for. You will soon realize that the grass is not always greener on the other side.

I hope you liked my article on tips on how to get more self-esteem. So go out into world and be that person you know is in you!!!

Author's Bio: 

Belinda Daly is a certified master practitioner in NLP, Hypnosis and TLT. She has a degree in metaphysics. She currently runs a self help and spiritual development membership site with her brother Dion.

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