Does Beauty Effect Self Esteem?
‘Do you think beauty effects self esteem?’ And... ‘Does beauty make you more confident?’
I have been asked the same question twice, although worded slightly differently both questions amount to the same thing.
Firstly, you must understand that this is a damaging way of thinking. Your own sense of self worth should never rely on whether you think yourself beautiful or not.
Secondly, both questions have been worded the wrong way round. Now ask me the same questions worded differently.
‘Do you think self esteem effects beauty?’ And ‘Does confidence make you more beautiful?’ and I will answer with a resounding YES!
Your beauty increases when you add self esteem. But beauty alone will not give you the confidence you seek.
You are Already Beautiful
There is a paradox at the heart of personal growth. You are already beautiful and always have been. However, your beauty can be hard to find, for it is hidden deep inside you. Your inner beauty is full of innate qualities and these qualities are found in the heart of your consciousness not in the heart of your body.
You will never find beauty by looking outside of yourself.
You Cannot Buy Beauty
You cannot buy beauty or the success you think it might bring.
Advertising campaigns will have you believe that beauty can be bought and painted on, or it can be tucked, lifted or sucked in or out of your body. This will not bring you a lasting sense of well being or high self esteem, it will bring just the opposite.
Look at some celebrities. Those who depend on admiring glances from others to boost how they feel about themselves have the most fragile of self esteems. They are always chasing eternal youth with botox injections, collagen fillers or face lifts.
It’s an addiction, what happens when the temporary effects wear off? They must repeat the procedures to feed their inner egos.
This attitude is fatal as any honest person with physical beauty will eventually tell you.
True Beauty Comes From Self Esteem
True beauty comes from the process of building real self esteem. Self esteem that does not rely on what other people may think of you. This process includes self realization, self knowledge, self awareness and self respect.
Spend some time discovering your own inner qualities and appreciating them. Express them freely for the benefit of others. Gradually come to know your own unique true beauty.
My book The Secrets of How to be Gorgeous shows you quick
and easy ways to build self-confidence and reach your full beauty potential.
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