We are not born with inferiority complex. As a child we never really cared about appeareances or where we place in the social ladder. But as we struck the adolescent phase, when we start comparing ourselves to others, some, even most of us find ourselves feeling inferior. Some never learn to get over it.
Sometimes it’s more than just physical, low self-esteem could also be traced to traumas and other negative feedbacks we get from the community. And this low self-esteem always lead to disastrous consequences. By not getting over it, we in fact prevent ourselves from being truly happy.
There are a number of ways in which to improve our self- esteem. We can go to therapy, take quizzes to help us get to know ourselves more and allow us to move more comfortably in our own skin, there are self-help books. But we can also try reading self-esteem quotes regularly and try to live by it.
Little by little, we will be able to let go of whatever it was the caused us to look at ourselves in a negative way and in turn, we will learn to focus more on who we are as a person and be proud of what we see.
The following are self-esteem qoutes that may prove itself useful in helping us gain more control of our self-esteem:
“I am sure it is one’s duty as a teacher to try to show boys that no opinions, no tastes, no emotions are worth much unless they are one’s own. I suffered acutely as a boy from the lack of being shown this.” – A.C. Benson
“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein
“No one can make you feel inferior without your permission.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
“There is nothing noble about being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.” – Hindu Proverb
“Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.” – Malcolm Forbes
“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha
“Every individual has a place to fill in the world, and is important, in some respect, whether he chooses to be so or not.” – Nathaniel Howthorne
“If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.” – Fred Rogers
“You can do what you have to do, and sometimes you can do it even better than you think you can.” – President Jimmy Carter Jr.
“Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face.” – Helen Keller
“Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.” – Peter McIntyre
“Trust yourself, then you will know how to live.” – Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
“Put all excuses aside and remember this: YOU are capable” – Zig Ziglar
“Self-respect is the fruit of discipline: the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.” – Abraham Heschel
“Someone’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality.” – Les Brown
“In my day, we didn’t have self-esteem, we had self-respect, and no more of it than we had earned.” – Jane Haddam