Stop putting yourself down. Every time the little voice inside you says something negative about your ability, your appearance, or any other aspect of your life, it reinforces feelings of low self-worth. Instead of dwelling on what you can't do or what you don't have, make the most of your assets. When you stop kicking yourself long enough to focus on the positive, you might find that you have a lot more going for you than you thought. Accept all compliments with "thank you." If you often respond to compliments with, "Oh, it was nothing," or "I just got lucky," you send yourself a message that says you aren't worthy of praise. Recognize that your effort and abilities play a part in the good things that happen to you, and tell yourself that you deserve your success.