In the relentless pursuit of success and personal fulfilment, self-esteem emerges as a cornerstone. Harvard, in collaboration with Adam Grant, a renowned Harvard psychologist, has identified five habits found in individuals with robust self-esteem that could be the key to achieving success in various aspects of life when incorporated into daily routines.
Here are five habits common among women with high self-esteem, according to Harvard:
1. Embracing mistakes
Embarking on any project reveals a path that isn’t always smooth, with moments of despair, setbacks, or the need to start anew. Grant advises preparing for these scenarios by allowing yourself to make mistakes and facing setbacks without fear if you feel stuck. This approach, while making progress might be gradual, ensures a more natural process, leading you securely towards your destination.
2. Choosing representative goals
In all your pursuits, they must reflect what you want to communicate about yourself. Whether conceiving or executing a goal, your essence should be present, allowing you to see yourself reflected in what you present to the world. Finding personal satisfaction in addressing a task that truly matters to you is the ultimate success. External feedback and insecurity should not hinder your path.
3. Challenging personal limits
Pursuing a specific goal offers an opportunity to know yourself better, often requiring stepping out of your comfort zone. Exploring new ways to achieve your goal may lead to the discovery of unconsidered places and situations, enriching your experience.
4. Surrounding themselves with supportive circles
Immersing yourself in negative comments serves no purpose when striving for a purpose. While some opinions may affect you, success lies in understanding your surroundings and with whom you share your progress. It’s not about seeking constant praise but receiving constructive feedback that guides you in the right direction.
5. Acknowledging achievements, no matter how small
You’ve likely achieved desired success more times than you realise. Your accomplishments, no matter how small, deserve recognition. Review your daily life, be realistic about what you’ve achieved, and celebrate those victories. This practice will boost your self-esteem, and provide additional motivation to navigate tough times and strengthen you throughout the process.
This article was syndicated from Marie Claire Spain
Translated and adapted by Praise Vandeh, Marie Claire Nigeria Content Writer