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Swimming Against the Tide of Opinion: Self-Esteem Built to Last

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This Element is an excerpt from Success Built to Last: Creating a Life that Matters (ISBN: 9780132287517) by Jerry Porras, Stewart Emery, and Mark Thompson. Available in print and digital formats.

Try, fail, try again, win small, win a bit bigger, dig deeper inside...and do more than you ever imagined you could!

Maybe you thought you’d wait to tackle your passion when you had more self-confidence. Do the work, accomplish something and, voila, you’ll gain that confidence...Marva Collins doesn’t advise parents, kids, and teachers to wait for self-confidence, or to believe success is an entitlement. Self-esteem is overrated: it’s about effort....