I have heard throughout my life, in different ways, "You are only as good as you think you are." A lot of our outcomes in life depend on how confident we are in the situations we encounter. If we are confident about ourselves when we meet new people, we may come out with some new friends or at least enjoyed ourselves while there. If we are confident about our abilities in a sport, we are more likely to play better. If I am confident in the counseling issue I am treating, I usually get better outcomes and the client has more confidence in me too. Here is an article that talks about the payoffs we can gain in different areas of our lives by valuing ourselves more. Check it out! I'd love to know your thoughts about this topic.
Rachael Kool, professional counselor and normal, everyday adult screw up.