Genuine self-esteem doesn’t come from achievement, popularity, and/or financial success. These are markers of what I call “other-esteem,” as they rely on external factors. Authentic self-esteem is derived from being your own best ally, which can be accomplished by rethinking your relationship with your own self, primarily by developing a healthy relationship with your thoughts. Low self-esteem often surfaces as anxiety, depression, ADHD, and a host of other afflictions. You can develop a powerful sense of self.
Low Self-Esteem; A Missed Diagnosis
Self-Esteem or Other Esteem?
Why Acting Strong is Really Weak