Self-esteem must be earned! When you dare to dream, dare to follow that dream, dare to suffer through the pain, sacrifice, self- doubts, and friction from the world, you will genuinely impress yourself.
Asking for help does not mean you are weak or incompetent. It means quite the opposite. You have to be strong, confident and intelligent enough to realize when you need help and courageous enough to ask for it.
No man ever got very high by pulling other people down. The intelligent merchant does not knock his competitors. The sensible worker does not work those who who work with him. Don’t knock your friends. Don’t knock your enemies. Don’t knock yourself.
– Alfred Tennyson