Wes Bertrand and I continue our series based on Nathaniel Branden's book, Six Pillars of Self-Esteem. Today's show includes a discussion based on the third pillar, the Practice of Self-Responsibility.
Reacting vs. Responding
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” -Viktor E. Frankl
-live consciously : within ourselves and observing and identifying WHAT EXISTS our surroundings
-self-acceptance : a non-adversarial relationship with reality
THE PRACTICE OF SELF-RESPONSIBILITY
“I am responsible for my choices and actions. To be ‘responsible’ in this context means responsible not as the recipient of moral blame or guilt, but responsible as the chief causal agent in my life and behavior.”
I AM RESPONSIBLE...
-for the achievement of my desires
-for choices /actions
-level of consciousness I bring to my work , relationships
-for my behavior with other people
-how I prioritize my time
-for my personal happiness
-choosing the values by which I live
-Gratitudein things that are not external
-how we overcame adversity
-David Ortiz and his doubles
-Honoring our gifts
-Jeopardizing self-esteem byholding myself responsible for things beyond my control or denying it for things within my control
THE SIX PILLARS OF SELF-ESTEEM
1. The Practice of Living Consciously
2. The Practice of Self-Acceptance
3. The Practice of Self-Responsibility
4. The Practice of Self-Assertiveness
5. The Practice of Living Purposefully
6. The Practice of Personal Integrity
Questions to answer in this series:
what is self-esteem?
why is it important?
what can we do to raise self-esteem?
what role do others play in our self-esteem?
The steps we'll try to follow for each pillar:
-identify and define
-what are the obstacles
-personal stories, struggles
-how to overcome them
"Gold Dust Woman" Fleetwood Mac
"The Reflex" Duran Duran
"Complicated Shadows" Elvis Costello
Complete Liberty Podcast - http://completeliberty.com/
NathanielBranden.com - http://www.nathanielbranden.com/
An Introduction to Nonviolent Communication - http://happinesscounseling.com/NVC_Intro.pdf
Happiness Counseling Resource Page - http://happinesscounseling.com/happiness-resources/
The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem (pdf) - http://experiencelife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/70-the-six-pillars-of-self-esteem.pdf
Serenity Prayer - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serenity_Prayer