A positive self image and healthy self esteem is based on approval, acceptance and recognition from others; but also upon actual accomplishments, achievements and success upon the realistic self confidence which ensues.— Abraham Maslow
Terrific Positive Self Image quotations
One of the greatest things you have in life is that no one has the authority to tell you what you want to be. You're the one who'll decide what you want to be. Respect yourself and respect the integrity of others as well. The greatest thing you have is your self image, a positive opinion of yourself. You must never let anyone take it from you.
A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success.
You can have anything you want, if you want it badly enough.
The core of original sin, then is LOT - Lack of Trust.
Or, it could be considered an innate inability to adequately value ourselves. Label it a 'negative self-image,' but do not say that the central core of the human soul is wickedness. ... positive Christianity does not hold to human depravity, but to human inability.
Real difficulties can be overcome; it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.
My limbs work, so I'm not going to complain about the way my body is shaped.
You can have anything you want
A person's self-concept is the core of his personality.
Total, unconditional acceptance of yourself is the first step in building a positive self-image.
I have more self-doubt than any writer I've ever known.
... The positive aspect of self-doubt - if you can channel it into useful activity instead of being paralyzed by it - is that by the time you reach the end of a novel, you know precisely why you made every decision in the narrative, the multiple purposes of every metaphor and image.
Our love of art is often quite temporary, dependent upon our moods, and our love of art is subservient to our demand for a positive self-image. How we look at art should account for those imperfections and work around them.
To be born again means that we must be changed from a negative to a positive self-image - from inferiority to self-esteem, from fear to love, from doubt to trust.
Embracing and rejecting tradition, bound and liberated by faith, torn between obscurantism and reason, self-assured and self-critical, they were a kaleidoscope of fragments, positions held and abandoned, images formed and shattered, God-fearing Jew, God-denying Jew, passionate and indifferent, hero and villain, yea-sayer, nay-sayer.
An individual's self-concept is the core of his personality.
It affects every aspect of human behavior: the ability to learn, the capacity to grow and change . . . . A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success in life.
Buddhism holds that everything is in constant flux.
Thus the question is whether we are to accept change passively and be swept away by it or whether we are to take the lead and create positive changes on our own initiative. While conservatism and self-protection might be likened to winter, night, and death, the spirit of pioneering and attempting to realize ideals evokes images of spring, morning, and birth.
Blackness also has positive dimensions, those that bear the political meanings of African American people, among other blacks, who have struggled for self-determination and freedom for centuries. The absence of such an identity doesn't automatically guarantee that we will be free of the images and ideals that fuel stereotypes about black identity. Changing the name will not alter the reality.
The power of a positive self-image plays a vital role in experiencing perfect health.
A positive self-image has little relationship to our material circumstances.
I do not have a genetically "gifted" body.
I have to work hard everyday and I am always working on maintaining a positive self image.
We make butterflies by feeding caterpillars, not by trying to paste wings on them. Kids need to like themselves the way they are, and we can help them develop a positive self-image.
The simple act of helping someone—with no desire (or possibility) of repayment is good for us and our self-image, and it may positively change the life or outlook of the receiver for the day!
Your worst enemies are made when you ignore people.
Those boys in America who shot dead classmates recently, didn't do that because they woke up with a positive self image that morning and then felt like slaughtering their friends.
You should never be so involved with your position/job that when the position is gone your entire self image is gone with it.