A boy once said to his mother, “Mom, I am so sorry you had to find out about the bad things I did.  I am so ashamed.  I fear what you might think of me now.”   “My son”, mother replied, “why does it matter what I think of you?  The most important person who judges and sees everything you do is YOU!”

Why do we worry so much about what other’s think when what we think of ourselves is by far the most important?

After all, we are our own worst judge and jury?  Ever known anyone with low self-esteem?  Self-esteem is nothing more than how we think of ourselves.  So, how do some of us come to think of ourselves so low?  Well, for starters we know everything we do including the things we don’t approve of or know are wrong.  That knowledge then dictates what we think we deserve or how much we trust ourselves.  Since we create our own reality we then create our life accordingly.  Even a person of crime will eventually allow themselves to be caught and do time for his or her misdeeds or they will punish themselves in some other fashion.  That is how strong our own judge and jury is.  And you thought you were getting away with something?  Unfortunately, where ever you go, there you are!  Even if no one else is looking, YOU see.  YOU know.

So, how much integrity do you have with yourself?  Do you hold yourself in high or low regard (esteem)?  It only makes all the difference in your life.

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