This world can be harshly critical and very unkind. It’s no wonder that a lot of people suffer from low self-esteem — and yet, without strong self-esteem, life just isn’t going to be nearly as fulfilling as it could be. As Maxwell Maltz said, “Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-brake on.”
Maltz was a cosmetic surgeon, but he didn’t just perform surgery that would enable people to fit a standard of beauty. He also developed a system of ideas he called “Psycho-Cybernetics” that he believed could help people improve their self image. Because he knew that it’s the ideas you hold in your mind that determine your self-esteem, not what you look like or accomplish on the outside.
Here are 12 brilliant quotes for building self-esteem, along with images of beautiful abstract paintings from Mark Chadwick to help remind you that you are just like the paintings: beautiful, brilliant, incomparable, and one-of-a-kind.
“There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.” — Marianne Williamson
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Image Source: Mark Chadwick