Schools have based their teaching model on it. Little league sports have revamped their approach on it. Parenting has changed to help it.
What is IT?
Which is a great concept, at least in the way Nathanial Branden first proposed it. Not so much in the way we have come to see it as “feeling good about yourself.” Yep, Branden did want people to feel good about themselves, but not as the end point. It was part of something bigger.
And when we use the current popular definition, research shows that self-esteem matters little in success, health, wealth, or happiness.
Does that mean we should give up on self-esteem?
We just need to return to the original idea. There is plenty we can do (and need to do) to build self-esteem — in a way that matters for happiness, meaning, purpose… and yes, success.
Learn how to build your self-esteem, in a way that matters, in this week’s podcast episode.