self esteem check
The quest for success is generally driven by what we perceive the world expects from us. In short, our paradigm for success vests with others rather than being part of who we are. How can we ever be happy when we are motivated by the opinions of others, rather than a sense of self-worth? Such thinking is a slavery or a bondage rather than an expression of self.
(clive harvey fox)
Your self esteem is not eroded by what others say to you, but by what you say to yourself, when the other person has walked away.