As I work with private clients I frequently hear them saying things that literally cut them off from their own personal growth and total abundance. It always seems to go back to their belief system and level of self-esteem. Hearing those things time after time is such a shame because it’s so unnecessary.
If you were fully aware of how you talk to yourself and to the world about who you are, you’d be shocked. We’re all guilty of this to some small degree, but for many their self-talk is debilitating.
So I’ve developed a quick self-esteem personal growth quiz for you to take. This will help you evaluate where your level of self-esteem ranks.
Personal Growth Quiz:
1. Are you talking yourself out of living your fullest life with the self-concept you’ve created?
2. Who do you tell yourself you are with your self-talk?
3. Which of the following scenarios is closest to your self-talk?
Self-esteem self-talk type #1:
“This is the year I’m going straight to the top”
“This is the year I become a superstar”
“I’ve got everything going for me and this is my year”
Self-esteem self-talk type #2:
“Things don’t look like they’re going to be much better this year; in fact, it might be a little worse than last year”
“Maybe it’s time for some belt-tightening. I don’t want to take any chances”
“You never know what could happen. Better to be safe than sorry.”
Answer these Personal Development Questions for Extra Credit:
Which one of these 2 types of self-talk creates a better atmosphere for personal success and living an abundant life?
What do you think is the difference in income and professional development between people with these two types of self-talk?”
What goals do you think each of these people possesses?
Who is having more fun in their life and business?
Who do you want to be?
Your level of self-esteem sets the personal success bar for everything about you. Every decision you make is filtered through your self-concept. Your self-concept is the out-picturing of your self-esteem.
Now that you’ve taken the personal growth quiz, take a look at just eight reflections of your level of self-esteem:
1. Your career choice
2. Your friends
3. Your primary relationship with another
4. Your level of income
5. Your home
6. Your car
7. Your free time and hobby choices
8. Your vacations
Changing what you believe about yourself will change your life in an instant. Changing your belief changes your level of self-esteem. You can change any of these 8 reflections of your self-esteem by changing your self-talk and therefore changing your beliefs about yourself.
Build self-esteem and you will build your self-concept. But, your self-concept requires attention and care to be maintained. It’s not as simple as saying you feel good about yourself and that’s the end of it.
The Power of Your Self-Talk
Do you know that your self-talk comes at the rate of a magazine page of text every single minute of the day? That’s a lot of talking to yourself! If you fill your mind with positive input, it’s a pretty good bet that most of your self-talk will also be positive and foster personal and professional growth.
Use this personal growth quiz to become aware of your self-talk. By changing what you say to yourself and transforming what you believe about your personal success, you will automatically build self-esteem.
This self-esteem personal growth quiz, along with other tools originally appeared in my 2007 book, “Breakthrough to Success; 19 Keys To Mastering Every Area of Your Life”
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With over 40 years in sales and marketing, along with 45 years studying human behavior, Lynn Pierce, “The Voice of an Ageless Life and Business,” mentors soul-based entrepreneurs to reach your own personal version of success and an ageless lifestyle. Tell Lynn what the life of your dreams looks like, and she’ll create the blueprints to get you there, along with the sales system to fund it. Author of, “Breakthrough to Success; 19 Keys to Mastering Every Area of Your Life”, Lynn Pierce’s personal growth and business acceleration systems help her clients get three times the results in half the time with one-tenth of the effort. Claim your free special report, “What Do You Stand For” here