It is fairly easy to identify your imperfections. If you are suffering from low self-esteem, you probably hold them in your mind for too long and it has become extremely difficult for you to identify the positive traits within you.
While it is okay to be honest and admit to your shortcomings, it is equally important that you also recognize the goodness of you so you can maintain a self-image that will carry you to greater heights in whatever you do.
Here are 5 Tips you can put into use right away to help identify the positive traits in you:
#1 Make A List Of Good Things About You: For example, you may be a nice mom or dad who focuses on your children’s needs; or you may be a leader who inspire others to be the best they can be. Spend time to write down all the good qualities you can think of.
#2 Help Others Voluntarily: Are you a volunteer with any non-profit organization? Are you willing to share some of your knowledge? Are you willing to offer your time to help? Sometimes people just need someone who can help but not pass judgment on them.
#3 Always Learn Something Valuable: Those who aren’t learning are stagnant. You can read a new book every week, learn a new skill, or engage in a sport that you enjoy.
#4 Trying New Things: If you face your fears by constantly trying something new, then that’s a trait you can be proud of. Overcoming your fears can improve your self-esteem.
#5 Be A Good Model For Others: Strive to live up to your values and standards each day make you a great example for others. It is one of the best traits a leader could offer.
Remember, you are unique. You don’t have to copy others to be a successful person. Identifying the positive traits in yourself help you to combat those negative voices in your mind telling you that you are unworthy or you don’t have what it takes to be successful.
The core qualities that define who you really are can help you with any endeavor you choose to embark upon. Traits which you can use to describe yourself are – logical, problem solver, empathetic, funny and friendly. Nothing is too minor to list, because all of those personalities will make up who you really are.
Even the words that describe your flaws can be good for you because most of them can be turned around and seen as a positive trait. E.g., your stubbornness might seem like a flaw, but it may make you a more empowered person because you just won’t give up easily.
Remember to fill your mind with the positive traits when your self-talk tells you otherwise.