“…It takes self-confidence; a degree of pride, and plenty of nerve….

20130917_173131Can one lose their Self-esteem? In these days of such economic woe and uncertainly; it would be very understandable that one would lack some degree of self-esteem, especially if they’ve experienced some monetary setback.  When one’s emotional evaluation of their own self-worth is being tested, involuntary, or not, the results are the same.  Projecting one’s self as being “steady at the wheel,” when they have lost their steadiness reminds me of the song of the mid 50’s….The Great Pretender.  I suggest that self-esteem, is not easily brought about, and therefore, should not be easily lost; suggesting that it is not as easy to come by, say, as learning how to play the guitar.  One may develop confidence, but developing self-esteem is not as easy to come by.  While “anything is possible,” I suggest that one could have plenty of self-esteem, and not be aware of it, until it’s tested.  The person with that survivor mentality, usually can maintain their self-esteem, those lacking survivorship…will find their self-esteem weakened.  There are those who think that self-esteem can be learned, developed, or taught.  What I contend; is that it cannot be learned or developed?  I believe that one processes it, all along, but just doesn’t realized it’s deeply buried, dormant, if you will.   Their self-esteem has yet to surface.   It takes self-confidence; a degree of pride, and plenty of nerve. If it’s there, it will surface….sooner or later… regardless of the economy.  If one thinks they’ve lost their self-esteem…they didn’t, rather, they just miss-placed it.  Romans 12:3 – For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.  …Blessings…cjlb…2/14/14

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About Charles Brooks

who is originally from Miami, Fla., moved to SC, holds two degrees from the University of SC. His business background is primarily in Real Estate Development (Motels, Hotel, Office Buildings, Restaurants, Residential) and Business Consulting. He currently is Managing Director of Brooks, Baker, Lehman & Kohlhepp - Investors in Real Estate and Mining, and has other business interests under the umbrella of Brooks Properties. FULL-TIME-MINISTRY: Fully engaged in spreading the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with an emphasis on the Business Community.


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