To Succeed, Forget Self-Esteem, Self-Compassion may be the key to unlocking your true potential for greatness.

  • metta

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    Sep 20, 2012 3:53 PM GMT

    To Succeed, Forget Self-Esteem

    http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/09/to_succeed_forget_self-esteem.html
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    Sep 20, 2012 4:04 PM GMT
    "Why is self-compassion so powerful? In large part, because it is non-evaluative — in other words, your ego is effectively out of the picture — you can confront your flaws and foibles head on. You can get a realistic sense of your abilities and your actions, and figure out what needs to be done differently next time.

    When your focus is instead on protecting your self-esteem, you can't afford to really look at yourself honestly. You can't acknowledge the need for improvement, because it means acknowledging weaknesses and shortcomings — threats to self-esteem that create feelings of anxiety and depression. How can you learn how to do things right when it's killing you to admit — even to yourself — that you've done them wrong?"
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    Sep 20, 2012 4:27 PM GMT
    Should RJ stay in character, this post will be followed by others complaining about everyone wallowing in self-deprecation.