People with high self-worth live more fulfilling lives because they believe in themselves. Respecting yourself and your values is a critical step in improving self-esteem. Here are just 4 simple yet challenging ways confident people remain fulfilled.
1. They Live Authentically
That means being honest with yourself. Don’t let your words contradict your actions, it shows strength of character and you will gain people’s trust and respect.
2. They Balance Who They Are With What They’re Becoming
In the present moment, you are who you are. In the near future, you will be slightly different (for better or worse). It’s important to strive to become better, but to also accept where you are now. If you reject change, you won’t get better. Focus only on improving and you will never accept yourself.
3. They Value Their Character Over Their Achievements
The satisfaction that comes with external success is fleeting. True success and fulfillment comes with valuing who you are as a person even when you lose because you had the guts to try.
4. They Live According To Their Own Values
A mark of maturity is the development of one’s own values and living up to them. Humans operate according to their values, so if you don’t know what they are, you are probably operating through values that were not self-imposed. If that’s the case, it might be time to re-examine your value system.