Integrity and Self Esteem
Excerpt From the Revised & Updated Edition of
My Feet Aren’t Ugly
“Integrity is having an uprightness of character or action. It implies trustworthiness. You know your code of honor; you know when you show a lack of integrity, in other words, when you are not trustworthy. It is very important to develop integrity within oneself. When you lie, cheat, steal, or deceive, you hurt yourself. You damage your self-esteem.”
Our self esteem is tied to how we feel about our self, so if we feel poorly about our self, our self esteem is going to suffer. If we don’t have integrity it is going to very difficult to like our elf and have self esteem. Being honest, and trustworthy is what integrity is all about. If we are lying, cheating or being dishonest in any way, it’s going to be tough to like our self. If we don’t like our self, guess what!? Right, it’s lowers our sense of self and confidence.
If we are doing things that we view as bad, we know we are out of integrity and then we start bad talking our self, it’s a double edged sword. You cheat or maybe lie, you feel bad about yourself. You talk bad about what you did and that’s when your self esteem is floating in the toilet. Remember what our goal is? To like yourself, have self confidence and have self esteem that rocks!
Be true to yourself and honest, so you can grow into the person you like.
Keep Loving Yourself,
©2007-2011 Debra Beck, EmpoweredTeensandParents.com
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Teen and parenting mentor Debra Beck, who has spent over 20 years working with teens and parents, is a devoted mother, sought-after presenter, and author. She has helped thousands of girls develop their self esteem. She now runs her popular parenting website, EmpoweredTeensandParents.com, publishes the “Empowered Teens and Parents” newsletter, encourages girls to be the best “young women” possible, and gives moms and dads the understanding they need to help their girls mature with pride and confidence. Debra has helped thousands of teenage girls with their self-esteem. Her award-winning book “My Feet Aren’t Ugly: A Girl’s Guide to Loving Herself from the Inside Out”, has been revised and updated for re-release in September 2011 with Beaufort Books.