Often you must have heard the saying ‘Treat others the same way you want them to treat you,’ but have you ever heard of the saying ‘Treat yourself the way you want others to treat you?’ You might not believe it but self-esteem is a much more important concept than it ever gets credit for; it is an integral part of your personal happiness, your relationship, your achievements, and your entire life! Indeed, self esteem permeates every aspect of your life.
A most important aspect of self-esteem is self-respect. Do you respect your abilities? Do you recognize the achievements you have made? Do you honour the person you are? If you cannot respect yourself, how can you expect others to respect you! Yes, the first step to achieving a healthy self-esteem is to respect yourself.