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InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration

December 29-30-31, 2023

The focus for today and the weekend is:

High self-esteem will have long-term benefits in my life.

Today's inspiration was written by Melissa Blouin:

Research findings show that people with high self-esteem generally have more success at school and work, better social relationships, improved mental and physical health, and less anti-social behavior.

These benefits persist from adolescence to adulthood and into old age. High self-esteem has long-term psychological benefits and is distinct from the negative effects of narcissism.

Long-term outcomes are determined by many psychological and social factors, so self-esteem is just one part of the puzzle that might explain why people do better or worse in certain life domains. Still, the presence or absence of this one factor can have a big impact over a lifetime.

Today's inspiration was adapted from the article:
     High Self-Esteem Has Big Benefits That Last
     Written by Melissa Blouin, University of California, Davis 
Read the complete article here.

This is Marie T. Russell, co-publisher of, wishing you a day of good self-esteem (today and every day)

Comment from Marie:
I was raised an age and culture where one was encouraged to be humble. While being humble can be a good trait, it needs to be based upon solid self-esteem and self-worth. Otherwise, we might not feel worthy of shining our light onto the world. 

Our focus for today, and the weekend: High self-esteem will have long-term benefits in my life.

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