The needs of an entrepreneur
“Self-esteem is made up primarily of two things: feeling lovable and feeling capable.” – Jack Canfield,AuthorWhen is self-esteem most important? Self-esteem is important when you need skills and knowledge that you don’t possess yet and when founders need to work hard and be tenacious enough to see something through to the end. Self-esteem is important to entrepreneurs because they are held accountable for their actions, decisions and outcomes. Who has self-esteem? People with high self-esteem believe in certain values and are ready to defend them. They feel secure enough to modify them in light of experience, and trust in their own capacity to solve problems. People with low self-esteem exercise self-criticism and feel dissatisfaction. They are sensitive to criticism and employ chronic indecision and fear making mistakes. Where does self-esteem come from? Self-esteem does not result from having everything come easily and effortlessly. Individuals need constant positive feedback from others to maintain their feelings of self-worth. Just like optimists, an entrepreneur with high self-esteem knows that there is no possibility of failing because his personality will guide him to overcome the hurdles. I have to work hard to keep my self-esteem up. Being an entrepreneur makes me deal with things that don’t necessarily prove how capable I am. The fact that I am getting it done makes me feel better. What makes your self-esteem swell?