Category: Self Worth & Esteem

Don Miquel Ruiz and Don Ruiz, in “The Fifth Agreement”

“If your beliefs are telling you, “I’m fat. I’m ugly. I’m old. I’m a loser. I’m not good enough. I’m not strong enough. I’ll never make it,” then don’t believe yourself, because it’s not true. These messages are distorted. They’re nothing but lies. Once you can see the lies, you don’t have to believe them. Use the power of doubt to challenge every message that you deliver to yourself. “Is it really true that I’m ugly? Is it really true that I’m not good enough?” Is this message real, or is it virtual? Of course it’s virtual. None of these messages come from the truth, from life; they come from distortions in our knowledge. The truth is, there are no ugly people. There is no good enough or strong enough. There’s no universal book of law where any of these judgments are true. These judgments are just agreements that humans make.

Can you see the consequences of believing yourself? Believing yourself is one of the worst things you can do because you’ve been telling yourself lies your whole life, and if you believe all those lies, that’s why your dream isn’t a pleasant dream.”   From the book,  “The Fifth Agreement”

Hailee Steinfeld

“It’s easy to get caught up in what other people have to say about you – and I have myself – but you can’t please everybody. If you’re happy, that all that really matters.

As long as I love what I’m wearing and feel great in it, then there’s no reason to care what anybody else thinks. If you go out and feel comfortable and confident, you can rock anything and people will see that. And if they don’t, then it’s their own opinion.”  People Magazine





Barbra Streisand


“I was an ugly duckling and a loner. I was known as the kid who had a good voice and no father. My mother laughed at my ambition. She never hugged me or said words like, ‘I love you.’ I never would have ended up doing what I’m doing. I owe her my career. I was always trying to prove to her that I was worthy of being somebody. If you don’t feel loved as a child, you spend your life trying to get that love. People who have two parents who love them are very lucky. They are not left with a hole to fill. You have to fill it with yourself, eventually.” CLOSER

Lupita Nyongo

“You can’t eat beauty, it doesn’t feed you…beauty was not a thing that I could acquire or consume, it was something that I just had to be. You can’t rely on how you look to sustain you. What actually sustains us, what is fundamentally beautiful, is compassion–for yourself and for those around you. That kind of beauty inflames the heart and enchants the soul.”  





Debby Ryan

 “Hollywood is like high school, there are always going to be people who hate you and people who like you. When you’re a teen, that’s tough because you’re hyper-aware of what other people are gonna say and  think. But neither defines who you are as a person or how successful you are unless you let them.”  GL Magazine