Self-esteem is the greatest sickness known to man or woman because it’s conditional. ~Albert Ellis
… And in this journey, many days I find: my prognosis is bleak. For once, I won’t be vague: All within days, I sign my contract with an independent publisher, receive two rejection letters from magazines, and more unexpected rejection from places I really didn’t expect it (back to vague) …
So, I’m wondering: Where is my balance?
Through being introspective and observing many people, I find myself wondering if self-esteem is a bit of an illusion …
When you receive acceptance letters and rejection letters, good news and bad news, positive energy and negative energy, seemingly all at once, on what do you focus? Do you choose to focus on the good? Do you fall into the negative black hole? Are you conflicted?
For every wide open door — light illuminating your face, the scent of success filling your nostrils — there’s a brick wall.
For every positive person, there’s an abundance of negative energy around the corner — maybe a group of people silently waiting for you to fail.
For every proud moment, there are lows.
But how many of us are balanced — really and truly balanced? Why does self-esteem seem to be an illusion? Why is self-esteem so often conditional?
I hope you find time, today to see light in the good news, beauty in the little things. We are all powerful beyond our achievements, beyond what people say or think of us.
Do you find it difficult see it? Then what are you focusing on? Where is your balance?