If you could leave your child with only one gift, what would you leave? Would you choose money, possessions, health, fitness, friends, a house … or would it be better to ensure they had healthy self esteem and a belief in themselves … so they could get these things for themselves?

Every time I would choose to leave them with healthy self esteem. It will get them further in life and avoid more hassles than any other gift I could give them.

Self esteem is how you perceive yourself and your abilities. Did you notice it was your perception and not the reality that mattered? A person with mediocre abilities and healthy self esteem will go further and achieve more with a greater degree of happiness than a very talented individual with low self esteem.

I am constantly fascinated by the fact that it isn’t reality that holds us back, so much as our perception of reality.