Improve Your Self-Esteem With The William James Formula
According to ‘The Principles Of Psychology’, an 1890 book by William James, known as the father of American psychology, self-worth is based on our actual achievements and our aspirations, as in the equation below:
Self-Esteem = Success/Pretensions.
The equation simply means that if we have more success, we have good self-esteem. The idea is to focus on our strengths, skills and in those areas where we can do something meaningful.
SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:
The most common symptoms are:
Causes of low self-esteem are often traced back to negative early childhood experiences, such as frequent punishment or neglect, chronic abuse, bullying, and lack of affection.
We form our bottom line (how people treat us) in childhood. Based on the bottom line, we form our "Rules for Living," which are strategies for dealing with life.
Professional athletes have five common traits, which make them mentally tough:
Ego, generally considered an enemy, surprisingly can also be defined as a measure to handle setbacks, criticism and rejection.
When our ego-strength is embraced and utilized positively, we genuinely believe in ourselves no matter what the circumstances. No rejection, loss or failure can destroy our will to keep going.
Mental toughness is about keeping calm and level-headed while in situations that can make one emotional or make one’s heart pound.
It is almost like a superpower if you are composed and ‘cool’ instead of giving a knee-jerk, emotional reaction.