E-Community Activity: Affirming Self-Value

Send this message to the e-community of protégés and mentors.

Subject: Affirming Self-Value

Some positive statements of successful people who value themselves are listed below. Read each statement and think about your level of agreement about whether it applies to you.

  • I take good care of myself physically.
  • I take good care of myself emotionally.
  • I admire the strengths that come from my uniqueness.
  • I accept myself.
  • I have high self-esteem.
  • I have dignity and self-respect.
  • I have a sense of purpose in my life.
  • I trust my own judgment.
  • I make a positive contribution to my family, school, and community.
  • I feel comfortable around people with different characteristics.
  • I respect other people.

Describe yourself (age, interests, personality traits, abilities and disabilities) using only affirmative (positive) statements, with a focus on qualities you like and/or value about yourself.