The bottom line is integrity, the integration of body, mind, and soul (physical, performance and personality) all three must be sending the same message-I am (your name) and I like who I am.
Our personality, what we know to be true about us-that we are kind, loving people who want to make a positive difference in our world, must be validated and supported by our physical presentation and our performance in order to live a successful and balanced life.
When we make good decisions and choices regarding who we are, we grow to love them and ourselves. With love comes the energy and desire to perform as we have chosen to be and with that performance comes the opportunity to select the physical needs and wants that support who we are and what we do. With such integrity comes the need to share our knowledge and love with others.
How we perceive ourselves is not inbred, but learned through society. When we feel good about ourselves, we feel good about others. Harmonious living is learned behavior. We are responsible for and in control of our self-esteem! The final point is: we get what we give. To continuously get the self-esteem we desire, we must continuously share it with others. Go now and teach what works and has worked in all that you have learned on this site and in the days of your life. Give away, share your knowledge, support and love your neighbor, and your self-esteem will continue to grow in an unlimited and magnificent way.
Our growth in self-esteem results in the "inner treasure": Peace of Mind . With this peace comes the ability to live peacefully with others. So our self-esteem comes from taking responsibility for our physical, performance and personality; and peace of mind comes as a direct result of knowing we have done the best we can do with the talents we have been given.
"What is Self-Esteem?" by Nathaniel Branden