Self-esteem, the human value, is fragile and changeable.
The Benefits and hazard of the philosophy of Ayn Row: A Personal Statement -Dr. Nathaniel Branden
According to Dr. Nathaniel Branden, a humanist psychologist, self-esteem is “the ability to confront the fundamental difficulties of life, without losing hope.” This is one of the classic definitions of self-esteem.
From my point of view, the most important thing is how each of us perceives self-esteem and how self-esteem may contribute to our personal development.
How do you define it? Which are the daily actions that contribute to its level?
Surely, these questions have put you in a dilemma, especially because certain people have never been interested in this aspect of their own life.
Do not forget that a high level of it prepares us for life, but we must fight to maintain this level of optimal parameters. It is not to achieve a high level of self-esteem; everything is to maintain this level.
In the first instance, to believe that you can is a condition necessary although not sufficient.
After you are convinced that you can, ask yourself: How are the extraordinary things in life achieved? What are the people under very difficult conditions starting from 0, with many disadvantages and no one to believe in them?
Also, the main reason we often lack courage or confidence or low self-esteem is that there is a word in the dictionary that brings fear to everyone’s heart, namely failure. What nobody tells you about failure is that it is quite natural in any learning process.
Only those who do not want to evolve and prosper in life can say: “I do not suffer failures.”
High self-esteem favors the development of human potential.
People struggle to materialize their aspirations, develop, and progress.
When their self-esteem is high, a man does not cease to believe that he deserves to succeed and fights for his purpose’s achievement. In fact, it is about an attitude that attracts success, which confirms confidence.
When the self-esteem is low, the person risks abandoning his projects due to the lack of tenacity because he does not have sufficient force to achieve success. And the lack of perseverance is often responsible for the failures and leads to a lack of confidence.
Self-esteem is the essential element of personal development!
Fight to get the optimum level of self-esteem, and thus you will know that you are in the process of personal development.
Remember that confidence is the foundation without which you have no chance to enjoy success in any aspect of life.