The Key to Everything is Self-Esteem.

January 26, 2009

imgp3132Self-esteem, self confidence, self respect

Girls With Dreams talked about all of these ideas this weekend at a Girl Talk event. As I prepared and shared tips on boosting self-esteem, it was a reminder and affirmation to me of how critical this issue is.

Without positive self-esteem, it’s hard to get very far. It’s one of the most important things we need to pay attention to. When we don’t have good self-esteem, it sets us up for more problems and challenges. I’m not trying to sound depressing here, but if we’re all trying to “Dream Big” and live out our best lives, we’re not going to be able to get very far if we haven’t started working on our self-esteem.

If you have low self-esteem, you might put yourself down a lot, feel you aren’t pretty or believe no one likes you. You might lack confidence in your abilities to do well in school or play on sports teams. Even worse, you might seek approval outside of yourself. Sometimes, it’s easier to get wrapped up in dangerous or unhealthy relationships. Other girls have looked to drugs or alcohol for comfort and security.

If you have high self-esteem, you can stand up to your friends when you have a different opinion, you compliment others, you see your own beauty, you stand up tall, you believe in yourself, and you have confidence in your success as well as the successes of others.

Visit our site regularly for more tips and ideas on how to improve your self-esteem in all areas! Let’s get started with each other. Girls are WAY TOO MEAN to each other. This has to stop! There is enough good to go around. When one girl succeeds, we all succeed. Whether she’s in the classroom, on the soccer field, or on the dance floor. We need to be better about building each other up and cheering each other on, and stop trying to tear each other down. Imagine how far girls could go in this world if all of us made a conscious effort to stop being so mean! If we all work to help each other get farther, we all get farther!

I think we need to start a movement around this idea of building each other up, getting rid of the Mean Girl Mentality that has lingered too long. What should we call it? E-mail your ideas to

In my next post you can take a quiz to see how well you’re doing!


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