You think it’s only your critics who can talk you out to achieving and accomplishing your dreams and goals? Well, when it comes to dreams and goals there are a lot of factors come to play. Let’s just look at three examples that merely have to do with you that can stop you going after your dreams and goals, and how you can conquer them.
- Low self-esteem
Maybe you can also say lack of self-confidence. Often enough people can be hindered to achieve their dreams and goals because of low self-esteem. When you don’t feel worthy enough for something, good or competitive enough, or maybe intelligent enough, it can affect your overall outlook on something whether it is professional, business, relational, or personal matter. We are living in an era where a lot of people are walking with low self-esteem and relying on make-up and cosmetic surgery as band-aids instead of using it as touch-up to our already natural beauty. I heard this advice once that there is a difference between a handsome man, and a good-looking man. For a man to be handsome, he is got to be able to hand you some. He may be good-looking, but if he can’t hand you some…hahaha, then he is not handsome. It may be a joke, but the fact remains money can make you look attractive and increase your self-confidence and self-esteem. Status and accomplishments can also increase your level of self-esteem and confidence. My point is that people use a lot of those things to base their self-confidence and esteem level. And we forget, we are all valuable and worthy in the sight of God. Christ didn’t come to save only specific type of people in the world. We, as societies, we are the ones who have created and allowed these societal classes, distinctions, status, images, and expectations to determined our values and worthiness. Once we understand this then it will be easier for us to overcome our low self-esteem issues. Sometimes we can give others the power to harm us, but if we can recognize that no one can make you feel inferior without your consent, the other person mentally can do no harm to you. True confidence is an inside job. In the book of Proverbs chapter 23 verse 7, it says “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.” So once you change your thinking, your confidence level will also change. Continue reading Three Examples of Goals and Dream Stoppers, and How You Can Conquer Them