25 Oct Don’t aim for self-esteem; aim, instead, for self-acceptance
Happiness is not about thinking everything is wonderful.
Happiness is not even about thinking YOU are all wonderful.
Happiness is much more about accepting life, including yourself, warts and all; good and bad.
Which is why for more happiness you’re better off working towards self-acceptance rather than self-esteem…
via MyDomaine by Kelsey Clark
Starting as early as elementary school, the importance of having high self-esteem was ingrained into our developing brains. Loosely defined as believing in one’s own abilities and self-worth, self-esteem was seen as the ticket to happiness. But as Tasha Eurich, organisational psychologist and New York Times best-selling author of Insight, points out, believing that we’re perfect just as we are can easily veer into narcissism territory…
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