When feeling lost, I find meaning in the self-evaluation that reminds me how far I’ve come and how far I can still go. That’s what keeps me going, Dharmesh Patel.
It is a good idea to reflect on the following points regularly:
People who have a healthy self-esteem are confident, optimistic, and happy. They are able to forgive themselves and others, take responsibilities for their thoughts and actions, and take charge of their emotions. They are able to overcome adversity and setbacks, work on personal growth, move on from the past and experience joy in the present in spite of troubles and circumstances.
Remember the best moments in your life, those good moments when you were working, time flew by and you were extremely productive (a peak state). Re-live the moments in your romantic relationship that brought you both joy and happiness.
What are your strengths? List the skills, abilities, traits, and so on that you consider to be your greatest strength, and define the best of who you are. What are the best qualities that you show in your friendships and romantic relationships?
A healthy self-esteem involves being aware of both your strengths and your weaknesses. When we can recognize our weaknesses, we are strong. Focus on your strengths and minimize your weaknesses.
You could try to refine and reshape what you do, and how you do it; use your strengths to compensate or overcome those weaknesses; find a friend, partner or outsource some tasks to help you with what you cannot do by yourself; grow and keep hungry to learn something new and develop new skills and competences.