quotes tagged with 'selfesteem'

Work brings happiness, self-esteem, and prosperity. It is the means of all accomplishment; it is the opposite of idleness. We are commanded to work. (See Gen. 3:19.) Attempts to obtain our temporal, social, emotional, or spiritual well-being by means of a dole violate the divine mandate that we should work for what we receive. Work should be the ruling principle in the lives of our Church membership. (See D&C 42:42; D&C 56:17; D&C 68:30–32; D&C 75:29.)
Author: President Spencer W. Kimball, Source: “‘And the Lord Called His People Zion’,” Tambuli, Dec 1984, 2...Saved by mlsscaress in happiness work social commandment selfesteem spiritual wellbeing rulingprinciple emotional 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
[God] wants to bring the man to a state of mind in which he could design the best cathedral in the world, and know it to be the best, and rejoice in the fact, without being any more (or less) or otherwise glad at having done it than he would be if it had been done by another. [God] wants him, in the end, to be so free from any bias in his own favour that he can rejoice in his own talents as frankly and gratefully as in his neighbor's talents--or in a sunrise, an elephant, or a waterfall. He wants each man, in the long run, to be able to recognise all creatures (even himself) as glorious and excellent things.
Author: C. S. Lewis, Source: The Screwtape LettersSaved by richardkmiller in humility selfesteem appreciation beauty selfworth 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
You must therefore conceal from the patient the true end of Humility. Let him think of it not as self-forgetfulness but as a certain kind of opinion (namely, a low opinion) of his own talents and character. Some talents, I gather, he really has. Fix in his mind the idea that humility consists in trying to believe those talents to be less valuable than he believes them to be. No doubt they *are* in fact less valuable than he believes, but that is not the point. The great thing is to make him value an opinion for some quality other than truth, thus introducing an element of dishonesty and make-believe into the heart of what otherwise threatens to become a virtue. By this method thousands of humans have been brought to think that humility means pretty women trying to believe they are ugly and clever men trying to believe they are fools.
Author: C. S. Lewis, Source: The Screwtape LettersSaved by richardkmiller in truth humility selfesteem selfworth 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The relationships we have with the world are largely determined by the relationships we have with ourselves.
Author: Greg Anderson, Source: Greg AndersonSaved by ritu in life wisdom selfesteem 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
"Self–esteem means that no opinion and no judgment are so vitally critical to your own growth and development as that which you hold of yourself."
Author: Denis Waitley, Source: Denis WaitleySaved by ritu in life wisdom selfesteem 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
...escape our culture's obsession with comparing, competing, and never feeling we are "enough."
Author: Jeffrey R. Holland, Source: http://www.lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,49-1-690-7,0...Saved by richardkmiller in satisfaction comparison culture selfesteem competition 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
What a tragic end to such a gifted beginning! What a pathetic farewell to a life that held such promise! And where did it go wrong? It went wrong when ambition became more important than conviction; when corruption transcended fidelity; when power and wealth created a thirst for material goods that honest living could not satisfy. Could there be sadder words than these from the lips of a BYU-Idaho graduate fifty or sixty or seventy years from today: “Vain pomp and glory of this world, I hate ye. Had I but serv’d my God with half the zeal I serv’d my King [or my company or my country club or my BMW], he would not in mine age have left me naked to mine enemies.”

For BYU-Idaho students it must be the kingdom of God first and forever. Eternal possessions. The restored gospel. Family and friends. Truth and industry and love. Humility and sacrifice and faith. As you stand on the threshold of your bright and beautiful future, may heaven strip from you this very hour, this very instant, any budding taste you may be acquiring for unseemly wealth or authoritarian power or worldly acclaim. I pray you will always have money sufficient for your needs and I pray you will exert a righteous influence wherever life’s journey takes you in the business and professional world, but I ask you not to be lured by the siren song of avarice and greed, or the quest for unrighteous dominion over your fellow men and women.

Student life and student wages should have already taught you that to be happy you do not need the most expensive car, the most fashionable clothing, nor the most elegant furnishings in your home. Furthermore, in the years ahead, neither your self-esteem nor your standing before God will hinge on being at the top of the corporate pyramid.

Don’t advance yourself through compromise. Don’t feather your nest with what you’ve plucked dishonorably from another. Remember that in the end, surely God will be looking only for clean hands, not full ones.
Author: Jeffrey R. Holland, Source: The Third Great Commandment and Other Thoughts, Brigham Young University-Idaho April 23, 2005Saved by mlsscaress in sacrifice faith world humility conviction selfesteem ambition kingdomofgod career 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
When man found the mirror, he began to lose his soul.
Author: Anonymous, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in character popularity perception selfesteem image mirror 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Service, of course, is the essence of what the Savior and his restored Church teach. That is the model Christ gave us. It is noteworthy that one of the greatest ways for people to have a sense of their own worth and potential, their own identity, comes from their being important to other people in meeting their needs and in serving their temporal and spiritual welfare. What a contrast this is from the popular psychology, that the best way to build self-esteem is to get people to think positively about themselves!
Author: Stephen R. Covey, Source: Six Events, p. 69Saved by cboyack in church welfare potential example importance service savior selfesteem psychology 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Self-esteem is different than conceit. Conceit is the weirdest disease in the world. It makes everyone sick except the one who has it.
Author: Hartman Rector, Jr., Source: Ensign, May 1979Saved by cboyack in pride selfesteem conceit 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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