Self-esteem: that which happens when I do what I say I know I should do...when what I say and what I do line up with what I believe to be right. Self-esteem is a positive force in our hearts and minds that encourages us to move forward. It seems to be the opposite of living up to other's ill-conceived expectations of us. In other words, live in such a way as to respect yourself.
"That kind of life is most happy which affords us most opportunity of gaining our own esteem."
- Samuel Johnson
"It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him."
- Abraham Lincoln