I cannot achieve such feat in my life. I have not enough education to withstand such people my background is so poor that I don’t dream of going into such business.I will not be accepted for that job.I can’t do this; I can’t do that.
This is defeatism. It is the defeatest approach to issues of life. It is inferiority complex that makes people to lower their capabilities. It makes one develop low self- esteem.

It’s not what you are that is holding you back, It’s what you think you are not- Anonymous

“I can’t do it” never yet accomplish anything; “I will try” has performed wonders-George P. Burnham.
An adequate self-esteem plays a very important role in your life! Those people, who know their weaknesses, but still move forward, trying to improve themselves, can reach a lot!

As a rule, too high or low self-esteem prevents you from reaching your goals, thus, making you unhappy. Who will like this? Nobody! Your own opinion about yourself sets the tone of the whole life!

Great men are people of high self- esteem and superiority complex but not proud. They rely on their ability and the grace of God. Look, when you sweep yourself under the carpet, nobody is ready to sweep you out. Please place a value for yourself.

The superior man thinks of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort.- Confucius.

If you really want to join your fellow great men, then brace up. Archbishop Benson Idahosa Says; when you don’t lose the battle inside of you, you cannot lose the one outside.

Low self-esteem is one of the greatest enemies of greatness. Everyone has a level play ground in the sight of God and even men. It is one comportment as a result of one’s self-esteem that position’s one.

No man can make a fool of you unless you cooperate -Mark R, Douglas.

So many have lost their greatness in the hands of low self-esteem and self derision.  Low estimation of o self leads to low performance. It makes one more problems  than they really are.

While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior. – Henry C. Link

God does not do great things with people that have inferiority complex. Ralph Waldo Emeson says;

Every great institution is the lengthened shadow of a single man. His character determines the character of His organization.

Check the Bible very well; none of the patriarchs and apostles was of low self-esteem. When the disciples of Jesus saw Him walking on the sea, they were all afraid thinking that it was a spirit. But Peter braced up and said;” Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water “and Christ told him, “come”. God loves people who do what exactly Peter did. Christ did not tell Peter,” You are asking too much, don’t you know you are human?” He just told him “come”, and Peter actually walked on the sea.

Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.- Zig Ziglar

For that single act of high self –esteem, which Peter exhibited as a result of faith, he became the only human creature that walked on water. William Hazlitt holds that.

A great mind is one that can forget or look beyond itself.

Nobody can ever go higher than his thought or what he thinks about himself. Consider the well- known wrestlers you know in the WWF.  Each time they come to the ring for any contest, they like to talk and talk and talk. They make boast of how they will devour their opponents. That is a way of raising their self-esteem.

High self-esteem is very important if one truly desires to join the great men. Yongi Cho said; If you have low self-esteem of yourself you will act as if you are unworthy and of no account.

The low opinion about yourself doesn`t mean that you are a shy person. It only means that you are destroying yourself.

To live with low self-esteem is like riding a bicycle with a broken hand.

Your low standards for yourself set the tone for other people`s treatment.

If you think you don`t have abilities for doing something, you really cannot do this. Be sure that you`ll manage with something, and you`ll do this!

You will become confident not if you are always right, but if you don`t experience fear of being wrong.

You are not what other people talk about you, you are what you tell other people about yourself.

Low self-esteem doesn`t mean you can do nothing. It means you have to try better.

Most of us were not born to be geniuses. But some people just believed in themselves.

Your strengths will not be discovered until you discover them.

If you want to improve your self-esteem, do what you`re afraid to do but want.

It`s your light inside that scares you, not your darkness.

Usually, people undervalue their strengths and overvalue their weaknesses.

If you want to enhance your self-esteem, practice positive talks with yourself!

If you are insecure in your powers, the world is also insecure that you are able to do something. Don`t underestimate yourself, your low self-esteem will never be useful for you.

Those, who have low self-esteem, will not be happy in any case: they think that they don`t deserve the happiness.

When your self-esteem is low, you are not able to value anything or anybody in the world.

Don`t live for others: they have their own lives. Live for yourself: you have only one life.

Your low self-esteem prevents you from reaching your goals, not your disability to do something.

Your real problem is not the disability to change the situation or to reach the goal. Your problem is your low self-esteem and the absence of the desire to believe in yourself.

People don`t have a good opinion about the person, who doesn`t have a good opinion about himself/herself.

Self-esteem for your mind is like food for your body: the lower your self-esteem is, the less nutrition your mind gets.

You will not have esteem if you don`t have confidence. You don`t have confidence when you feel the lack of self-respect.

You don`t have to punish yourself for not being perfect. Work hard, and you`ll become quite good. Just don’t just give up and underestimate yourself.

It can be painful to think that you cannot be proud of yourself. But it`s up to you to decide if you want to change the situation.

18 Comments on “INFERIORITY COMPLEX -A defeated mind”

  1. For most of my life I struggled with an inferiority complex. From my mental health and appearance to my ability as a mother and wife.

    That complex held me back for so many years and led me to some self-destructive behaviors.

    I’m 47 now, and only over the last 5 years have I really started to embrace my awesomeness.

    My feelings of “not good enough” kept me from truly living a happy and full life. My feelings of inferiority kept me from going after my dreams earlier in life, kept me from deeper connections with loved ones, kept me in toxic relationships much longer than I should have been, and even kept me from completely experiencing LOVE.

    It is still a work in progress but I can tell you this – life is good! Every day is a new chance to live life differently because I’ve realized the only person in control of my happiness is ME. Now, being happy is a lifestyle and not a destination. If there’s something bringing me down and taking away from happiness, I change it. I can’t change other people or how they feel and act, but I can definitely choose how I REACT. I no longer give away my power to other people or circumstances.

    Now, I wake up every day excited about how I’m going to make it count. Whether it’s a writing a new blog post or helping one of my coaching clients crush their goals, telling a sad or grumpy stranger that they have beautiful eyes, or dancing naked in the kitchen while I make dinner, it will be a good day.
    Thank you so much for sharing this article and I hope someone that really needs to read it will take it to heart.

    Everything that makes each one of us different is exactly what makes each one of us beautiful – I wish that for everyone!

  2. Nice tips, thanks for sharing. It was really hard to consistently think positive. But thinking negatively won’t help at all.

  3. It is a very important topic to bring up! a lot of people suffer from it and are never ready to discuss it (I think that’s a big part of the main suffering point). It is important to talk about it to give it a fight back!

  4. An inferiority complex occurs when the feelings of inferiority are intensified in the individual through discouragement or failure. Those who are at risk for developing a complex include people who: show signs of low self-esteem or self-worth, have low socioeconomic status, or have a history of depression symptoms.

  5. Such an important topic. We all need to develop a better understanding about inferiority complex and face our fears.

  6. It’s such a great thing to have people support one another through a tough time – this post is wonderful. Thank you

  7. You make a lot of very good points. Although I never thought of high self-esteem as a negative. But I can totally see your point of view. This post was very inspiring.

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