JLBC KEY CONCEPTS (continued)
High self-esteem will build confidence and bring out the best in people. It enables others to achieve
their full potential.
Individuals with high self-esteem:
1. Respect each other. This means that the person’s pursuit of excellence is inwardly motivated. This pursuit is not based on a strategy of succeeding because of someone else’s failure. They have enough self-confidence to help whenever possible.
2. Take risks to grow. They take risks as they stretch their abilities to pursue new challenges. JLBC Cadets The thought of failure does not stop them from trying to learn something new.
3. Keep trying despite setbacks. They keep trying despite adversity. They endeavor when they perceive gain from the effort.
4. Value the effort more than success. They know that they learn more from trying. Their self-esteem comes from struggling to reach their goal. Striving for excellence is more important than pursuing perfection. Success without challenge is unrewarding.
5. Defend themselves and their values.
6. Refuse attempted corruption because they feel drawn to a positive future. They do not allow ridicule or pressure to participate in a destructive activity to destroy their dreams.
Building our self-esteem is the first step to realizing our full potential.
Activity 1: Identify personal positive characteristics and traits in SWEET SEVEN.
Activity 2: Explore characteristics and personal roles in WHO AM I?
Activity 3: Determine the leadership traits of yourself and others in ADJECTIVE ASSESSMENT.
Activity 4: Discover the different personality styles in PERSONALITY STYLE.
Activity 5: Analyze self-esteem and confidence in HOW WELL DO YOU LIKE YOURSELF?
Activity 6: Build confidence and self-esteem with SELF ESTEEM: MEASURING UP.
Activity 7: Relate self-esteem to leadership in SELF ESTEEM EVALUATION.
Activity 8: Share accomplishments and positive qualities with others in FOCUSING ON ME.
Activity 9: Explore values and value judgments in WHAT ARE MY VALUES?
Activity 10: Use personal values to make life decisions with VALUES IN DECISION MAKING.
Activity 11: Compare and contrast values in ISSUES.
LESSON 2: UNDERSTANDING SELF