Does True Self-esteem come from Achievement or from Soul?
by Dr. Ioana Popa
Having low self-esteem is common and can be a difficult feeling to shake, which is why many people tend to seek validations from external factors such as jobs, relationships, achievements, social media likes, roles, money, etc.
At the root of the problem is the fact that most of us have been conditioned by our society and culture to find our sense of worth from these external factors.
And though this may work for a period of time, in the end, it is not sustainable, as the external conditions always shift.
When our self-esteem is based on external factors, we are always at risk of feeling unworthy and may end up feeling empty and lost when the external validation disappears or changes.
But this dilemma is stemming from a common misunderstanding of another interesting concept: self-efficacy.
If self-esteem does not come from external factors, then where does it come from?
How is this distinction between self-esteem and self-efficacy important, and what do psychology, spiritual care and ancient Christian faith have to say about this?
Watch this quick Renewal Nugget to unpack these distinctions which can have a huge impact not only on our sense of self-esteem but especially on the next generation.
Here is to your sense of self-esteem and continued daily regeneration so that you can keep on giving for the betterment of humanity!
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