Personal Statement On Healthy Self Esteem Essay

729 Words Apr 26th, 2016 3 Pages
Have you ever thought to yourself, how much longer am I going to go through this storm? Well, these past couple weeks that has been the single thought that has continuously reoccurred in my mind. I remember walking into class on April 8th and thinking this is going to be an extremely tough couple weeks. In class that day we talked about having a healthy self-esteem and authenticity. Authenticity is one of my strong traits, but having healthy self-esteem is something that I consistently have difficulties with. Before reading the definition of healthy self-esteem in the book my definition of it was, how you feel about yourself. According to our workbook healthy esteem is “having a balanced sense of self. Healthy self-esteem is about balancing confidence in your abilities with humility.” This is tough for me because some days I feel like my self-esteem is at an all-time high and then the next moment I can feel like I am at my lowest. I realized that this is something that I need to work on to better my own leadership skills and myself because if I do not do it, I cannot perform at my highest ability. The next activity that I felt I connected with was the one where we listened to the podcast called “Finding the Flexibility to survive”. This hit home for me because listening to the young girls hard times made me think of my own story and how our stories shape us to be flexible in a lot of different ways. Having to be so strong at a young age and realizing that the struggle is…

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