I sincerely believe that it is far more beneficial and far less costly to help a child build confidence than it is to fix an adult who has little or none.

What are you addicted to?

Most of us think of an addiction as being addicted to drugs, alcohol or cigarettes.  However an addiction can be to anything as the dictionary clearly defines.  The dictionary definition of ADDICTION is 1)the quality or state of being addicted (e.g. addiction to reading)   2) a compulsive need for and use of a habit-forming substance (as heroin, nicotine, or alcohol) characterized by tolerance and by well-defined physiological symptoms upon withdrawal; broadly: persistent compulsive use of a substance known by the user to be harmful.

When we overindulge in any activity to the extent that it becomes harmful in some way and we can’t manage without doing it, the activity becomes an addiction.   This causes problems for the addict and everyone around them.

Besides substances, we can also be addicted to behaviours, emotions, activities and stuff.  Behavioural addictions can include gambling, exercise, sex and eating.   Emotional addictions can include anger, depression and sadness.  Addictions to activities can include watching TV, playing video games and playing sports.   Addictions to stuff can include excessive buying of things you don’t really need (hoarding) and often go into debt to pay for them.

Are you addicted to anything?  Do you overindulge in any activity that is causing serious problems for you, your family, friends and anyone else in your life?  If so, try to take steps to take charge of your life and make some positive changes.   Talk to a trusted family member or friend and ask them to help you .  Seek professional help.  Don’t let your life control you.  Take control of your life and be happy!!  Life can be great!!

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Are you looking for happiness and success?

Have you searched endlessly but have found nothing that helps?

How can we find happiness and success?  Is it even possible?

Yes, if we have enough confidence and strong self-esteem.  These 2 factors are critical and sadly many people struggle in their daily lives not even aware of why they have difficulties.

Happiness and success are possible, and you can have a life of peace and joy, BUT – there are no quick fixes and NO easy methods as others may promise.  However, if you can commit to hard work and patience, you will reap the rewards.

My workbook will help you learn how to get started on a journey that will lead to happiness and success.  Visit my website and find out how to order the PDF copy of my workbook.  Then get started on your own personal journey to happiness and success!!

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Do you like yourself?

In actual fact, most people don’t really like themselves and aren’t even aware of it.  This is why many of us struggle through life, trying to be somebody else instead of being the best person we can.

We compare ourselves to others who have more than we do and think they are lucky to have beauty, money, possessions, lots of friends, great jobs, power and so on.  What we don’t realize is that many of these ‘lucky’ people are not happy and they are also comparing themselves to others who have more that they do.  The sad fact is, many of these ‘lucky’ people do not get what they really want and need—LOVE.  Most of their so-called friends are only with them for personal gain and don’t really care about the person at all.

Most people are never satisfied with what they have or who they are.  Instead of wishing we had someone else’s life, we should look at people who have less than we do and be thankful for how much we really do have.

Society puts a lot of pressure on us to be the ‘perfect’ person and this is impossible in an imperfect world.  We search endlessly for happiness and success, but are just setting ourselves up for frustration and failure.

Instead of believing that we lack something in our lives and need to make personal improvements, we need to determine where our strengths lie and build on these strengths so we can become more confident.

Confidence and self-esteem are the only way we can find true happiness and success.  We always need to remember that we are all unique individuals and try to keep a positive attitude towards life.

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I have started this blog to share with you some of my ideas about self-esteem.  A combination of personal struggles, extensive research and connecting with people having various life difficulties have helped me understand the importance of having confidence and strong self-esteem.  People of all ages are facing increased difficulty in their lives due to stress and pressures from society.  My goal is to help build confidence and increase self-esteem through my website, articles, books and workshops.

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