How important is having self-esteem? Leadership and self-awareness plays an important part of building your self-esteem. Low self-esteem is a negative evaluation of oneself.
Take a look at yourself in the mirror; try to find things that you like about yourself, make changes on your appearance to help boost your personality. Leadership plays an important role in how you can build your communication skills and social skills. Never focus on others and their achievements, find your niche in what you can do to accomplish your dreams.
My mother never told me to have self-esteem; she was too busy attending to seven children, and this left little time for me. I learn to block out negative people and continue to stay positive. I set goals for myself and made an effort to reach my goals before the year was out.
I never strive on making friends, they came and were gone. In high school my main achievement was to ace my grades and become the best person I could be. Some of my peers called me names and laugh at my clothes and hair. My mother was a single parent trying to provide for seven kids. She provided as much as she could for her children. Her determination made me a stronger person, I focus on improving myself, by making good at the clothes that I had. I kept myself well groomed and paid more attention to keeping my hair done.
Peer-pressure can be hard; I was not a follower so I continue to ignore others who strive on being negative. I would concentrate on ways I could enhance my self-esteem, by reading books and joining the model dance group in school. I also apply for work study to help pay for my dues and extra senior activities. My mother was unable to provide for my senior dues. I enjoyed my senior year kept my self-esteem and I encourage others to stay strong, build your aura and stay positive.