Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Self- Esteem and Potential

I just read an article that was a little disconcerting, but it hit home just how powerful our thoughts are when it comes to our brain and how successful we become in life. According to a McGill university study; the brain scans of 92 people were recorded over a period of 15 years and the ones with negative self-esteem were starting to shrink away. Surprisingly, their brains became 20% smaller than those with more self confidence. They also performed significantly worse in memory and learning tests. There is also scientific evidence that low self-esteem is the source of chronic depression, lack of motivation, negative thinking and procrastination-- all things that keep us from realizing our dreams and goals.

This article made me realize how important it is that our children have a healthy self-esteem in order to reach their full potential. Whether we choose to admit or not we as parents and caregivers play a huge role in this. Since children learn by example, how we feel about our own self worth will be passed on to our children.

All the best


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