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Self-esteem is critical to sustaining wealth

Armstrong Williams | 11/7/2013, 2:41 p.m.
Armstrong Williams

If one is humble, on the other hand, there is not as much room for disappointment. One who is humble does not try to compare himself or herself to others; therefore they are not disappointed and not narcissistic in attitude.

Realize where you are and concentrate on doing your best rather than on beating someone else. You can gain a better understanding of yourself and other people, and you will ultimately be liked more and have a much easier time attaining adequate self-esteem for success.

One of the most important fundamentals of self-esteem is ethics. If you are doing something that is wrong, such as exploiting others or trying to make a dishonest or immoral profit, you will not be able to attain the confidence and self-worth that is paramount to success. You may attain riches, but you will have to worry about getting caught, or whether someone is going to scam you better than you scam them. You will never be at peace in unethical business dealings, because even if you ignore your conscience, you will always fear that your wrongdoings will catch up to you.

If they do, getting back on your feet will be the least of your worries. You will have to avoid people who will try to make your life miserable in prison or snuff your life out. It may seem easier at first to make a dishonest buck, but it is guaranteed to rob you of life, whether from the loss of years due to stress, homicide or suicide. Even for the selfish person, it is just not worth it to get involved in unethical business. In unethical dealings, there is no fame, glory or esteem; there’s only notoriety, strife and fear.

The only way to seemingly enjoy such a life of misery is to delude one’s self. If you are doing well by hurting others, you will never be satisfied. Satisfaction only comes when you have established yourself as worthwhile by making it legitimately. Once you have, everyone will be proud of you. Only the jealous, who are leading dishonest lives, will despise you for making it legitimately, because they are not legitimate. You will feel even better when you become their inspiration to turn their lives around and make a clean, honest living. Not only will you be at peace and have people admiring you, but you will have a great wealth of self-esteem because you will realize that you can succeed just as well as anyone else. You will have had a positive impact on society, and that is what you will be admired and remembered for.

Essentially, the pathway to adequate self-esteem for success is through diligence, humility and proper ethics. If you attain self-esteem through these three methods, then you will be well on your way to health, wealth and happiness.

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