When you have low self-esteem, you have a negative view of yourself. However, your negative thoughts are your own perception. It’s not what others see and it does not reflect your actual self-worth. Your negative thoughts are, therefore, a distortion of reality.
Believing Your Negative Thoughts
It’s very easy to believe your own perception. Negative thoughts cause negative feelings and these make the thoughts seem very real. As a result, you believe that your low self-esteem is your actual worth as a person. However, this is not the truth.
Believing your negative thoughts or feelings may prevent you from taking action and can keep you very stuck. In order to build your self-esteem, you need to take action regardless of your negative thoughts or feelings. Step outside of your comfort zone and challenge yourself.
How Negative Thoughts Distort Reality
This self-esteem video talks about how negative thoughts distort reality.