January 5, 2013
THE PROBLEM WITH SELF-ESTEEM. “What’s really become prevalent over the last two decades is the idea that being highly self-confident – loving yourself, believing in yourself – is the key to success. Now the interesting thing about that belief is it’s widely held, it’s very deeply held, and it’s also untrue.”
As an alternative to self-esteem, I would suggest self-respect, which comes from actual achievement and self-knowledge.