I’ve had so many coaching clients ask me what self-esteem is. Instead of the dictionary definition, I gave them one from my own experience: “you will esteem yourself when you act consistently in a way that you and other persons of quality esteem.” I think I got pretty close.
I’ve also been thinking a lot lately about plans – good plans, bad plans, failed plans. What do you think of this definition of self-esteem? “You will esteem yourself when you have successfully weathered and gotten smarter after the failure of a good number of really fine plans.”
Seems like that one fits the current atmosphere well. What do you think?