Thomas Salzano: Poems on Self Esteem to Encourage You

“Reading poems is one best way to improve your self-esteem, and encourage you to do better,” says Thomas Salzano, a renowned poet and motivational speaker. We all come across some situations in life where we feel lost and look for some guidance and support. 

Being a motivational speaker Thomas Salzano feels that it’s a good habit to read books, poems and quotes on motivation, hard work and self-esteem. This simple activity will never let you down as reading works as the best therapy to regain confidence and feel motivated again.


In this blog, Thomas Salzano has shared three of his favourite poems on self-esteem that will help you feel encouraged and good about yourself.

Be Yourself by Ellen Bailey

Why would you want to be someone else
When you could be better by being yourself
Why pretend to be someone you are not
When you have something they haven’t got

Cheating yourself of the life you have to live
Deprives others of that only which you can give
You have much more to offer by being just you
Than walking around in someone else’s shoes

Trying to live the life of another is a mistake
It is a masquerade; nothing more than a fake
Be yourself and let your qualities show through
Others will love you more for being just you

Remember that God loves you just as you are
To Him you are already a bright shining star
Family and friends will love you more too
If you spent more time practising just being you

Don’t Give Up by Phoebe Gary

If you’ve tried and have not won,
Never stop for trying;
All that’s good and great is done
Just by patient trying.

Though young birds, in flying, fall,
Still, their wings grow stronger,
And the next time they can keep
Up a little longer.

Though the sturdy oak has known
Many a wind that bowed her,
She has risen again and grown
Loftier and prouder.

If by easy work you beat,
Who the more will prize you?
Gaining victory from defeat,
That’s the test that tries you.

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You Are Loved by Roger Pinches

When the road seems too long
When darkness sets in
When everything turns out wrong
And you can’t find a friend
Remember – you are loved

When smiles are hard to come by
And you’re feeling down
When you spread your wings to fly
And can’t get off the ground
Remember- you are loved.

When time runs out before you’re through
And it’s over before you begin
When little things get to you
And you just can’t win
Remember- you are loved.

When your loved ones are far away
And you are on your own
When you don’t know what to say
When you’re afraid of being alone
Remember- you are loved.

These are some of the favourite poems of Thomas Salzano that are related to self-esteem encouraging to never give up and you are the best the way you are. Do share your favourite poems on self-esteem so that people looking for some motivation and guidance and read the inspiring poems that they are not aware of.