“Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand brake on.” — Maxwell Maltz
Self-esteem and self-confidence are two words used synonymously, but means two different things.
At the very basic, self-esteem is a person’s view of themselves. This is manifested by how much positive regard you have for yourself and how much love you have for yourself.
Self-confidence on the other hand is your own trust in your abilities and capabilities. You can say that your self-esteem is more intrinsic and self-confidence is energy directed extrinsically.
These two parts that make up ourselves largely tends to be fragile and with a lnegative nudge can be easily bruised and sometimes wounded to the point of slow healing. Having low self-esteem and self-confidence is okay. No one is born with perfect and unlimited supply of it. What’s important is taking steps to improve it!
We struggle with it as well, but with these basic and very simple ways that you can do right at this moment, I guarantee you a sense of change in your belief in yourself.