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There's not a number of positive comments that outweighs the negative, hurtful expressions that can lead someone to believe they are unbalanced and have a worthless life. You could receive 100 comments about the way you look or something you have done, but hear ONE- family member offer their criticism of you, and you are devastated. Why? Because you let others determine your "worth."

Low self-esteem is one of the most common diagnoses of our day. Mental Health professionals diagnose this to their clients and teachers diagnose this to their students, in the classroom, everyday. Pastors counseling couples and parents to their own children often declare; "you are lazy, stupid, ugly, mean, and I don't much like you." The other half of us, make our own diagnosis and "diagnose ourselves" into believing we are worthless.

The problem is that views of our self and our sense of worth are often determined by the input and output of others. Sometimes the input and opinion of others is accurate and helpful. But not always, if, for some reason, the person is looking through a distorted lens and then their words can "break" us.

But, the truth is, you should be in control of your own life and never allow the words of others to infect you. Began by reassuring yourself that you are loved and find ways to feel better about yourself. Let go of the "shoulda, coulda, woulda's" and open yourself up to a miracle. Value your uniqueness, explore your dreams, and surround yourself with people who care about you. Look in the mirror at least once a week and say: "I am precious, special, unique, entitled, complete and deserve to be full-filled!"

What we believe about ourselves determines how we live. If we believe and act on lies, we will end up in bondage, but as illustrated, if we believe and act on love, we will be set free! Image

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