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The Difference between self-image, self-esteem and self-worth

Updated: Sep 2, 2021

Have you ever met a happy and successful person who has a low sense of self-image and self-worth? No, of course not. There is therefore a direct correlation between how we see ourselves to the type of life we create for ourselves. If you are not living your optimal life; then it is imperative you work on our unconscious programming of your perspective of who you inherently are.

It will help for us to understand the difference between our self-image, self-esteem and self-worth.

> Self-image is what other people think of you. It is external and we are focused on how we want to be seen by others on the outside.

> Self-esteem is what we think, feel and believe about ourselves. This is an internal focus and it is your own perception and experiences of you. It is more about how we interpret the experiences of yourself and how we see yourself is how we see the world. Self esteem will therefore determine your level of self-confidence. Our sense of self will also be directly reflected back to us from how people view us. ‘We don’t see the world as it is; we see the world how we are’ - Dr Joe Dispenza.

> Self-worth is the awareness that we are a valuable human being worthy of love.

How do you find your TRUE SELF?

According to Dr. Deepak Chopra (the foremost authority on this) makes a distinction between the ego (our survival mode of preserving the self-it is self-serving, self-seeking, self-absorbed and separates us from the universal consciousness) and our soul (your authentic self that is pure love and connects us to the divine intelligence and other people.

You can find your TRUE SELF by looking within your world and focus on the ‘untainted and pure’ parts of you which embodies beauty, uniqueness, gifts and talents that you were born with.


By focusing on these empowering attributes and using visualisation and elevated emotions you can grow your inner self and build your self confidence and increase your sense of self-worth. We often self-sabotage ourself because of the programs that we have wired into our brain since we were little-self-deprecating beliefs that we are not good enough, not worthy and not enough. We adopted these patterns from our primary care givers when we were young and were trying to see how we fit in to our world and often accepted other people’s beliefs and limitations. You can remove these unconscious programs in various ways; here are a few:

1. Hypnosis

2. Meditation

3.Repetition/habituation of new and empowering beliefs and affirmations

4. Empowering questions

5. Gratitude journal

Remember: What you believe about yourself is what you will get in life-change your mindset; change your results


In the TLC Program we go into all of these in depth to re-program the subconscious mind to build your self-worth so that you present yourself in a new and authentic way and thus you will produce the results in alignment with your values and sense of self.

Remember: Your inner world creates your outer world!

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