What is self-esteem? It is an inner belief about yourself. What kind of self-esteem can be called mature? It is located between two opposite poles: insecurity and arrogance.
Stable self-esteem strengthens your efforts on the road to achieve life satisfaction. It gives you the inner strength and peace of mind needed to see and begin to utilize your potential. Work on self-esteem lasts a lifetime. The book's author, a self-taught observer of human behavior for many years, explains how self-esteem affects the achievement of life satisfaction, thinking about yourself and your environment and how it helps in gaining independence from others. At the same time, the author gives you many valuable tools to aid in achieving an optimal level of self-esteem. Their proper use can have a cleansing effect and increase your self-acceptance; it can also enhance positive thinking about your own capabilities, appearance and personality. The language of the book is worth underlining: vivid, full of references to reality and biographies of various people, as well as examples from the author's life, rich in questions and quotes. Complementing the contents are diagrams for visualizing content, photographs, summaries and exercises to help as you work on your self-esteem.
Benefits for the reader include: understanding the role of self-esteem (its impact on well-being, appreciating yourself, gaining independence from others) and the way in which self-esteem develops, in particular during childhood; an awareness of the key areas that should be strengthened to bring self-esteem to an optimum level (self-acceptance, care for your mental health); knowledge of methods for developing traits that affect self-esteem and understanding the importance of how statements are formulated (internal dialogue, positive thinking); development of positive thinking skills; improvement of affirmation.
Part I: How to Develop Your Potential
Part 1 is designed to make readers aware of their potential, understood as a range of capabilities, strengths and creative abilities. The premise is the claim that every human being has potential that is blocked by false beliefs. Understanding the essence of this blockade will help you remove it. This can be accomplished through consistent action towards personality development. The basis for this process includes defining the concept of happiness, recognizing one's abilities and the characteristics of one's personality, strengthening self-esteem and defining the overarching values that allow a person to achieve a satisfying life.
•exercises (in the sections: Food for Thought): 6
•summary of the most important ideas in the section: Remember: 7
•glossary: 20 entries
•biographical notes on the individuals mentioned in the publication: 25
•index of persons and concepts
•sources and inspirations: 211