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Self-Confidence vs. Self-Esteem

A lot of people think that self-confidence and self-esteem are one and the same, but there’s an important difference. One is a fact, and one is nothing but a wish. In this episode, Dan Sullivan and Shannon Waller discuss how to recognize the difference and how to make sure you have self-confidence.

Here's some of what you'll learn in this episode:

• Why some people feel they have to make up a story about who they are.

• The incredible benefits of measuring your progress accurately.

• The problem with comparing yourself to others.

• The simple, daily activity that means you’re always accurately measuring your progress.

• Why “self-esteem people” and “self-confidence people” don’t like to be near each other.

Show Notes:

Speaks for itself: If you’re doing things right, your self-confidence will tell your story.

Function of measuring: Self-confidence is a function of measuring all your progress backward.

Feel like losers: The reason people feel they need to go into self-esteem programs is because they feel losers.

Constantly comparing: How people with self-esteem feel about themselves comes from constantly comparing themselves to other people.

The better you’ll get: The more you properly measure your progress, the better you’ll get at doing so.

Educational to see: It’s educational for children to see how their parents are measuring their own progress.

No independent basis: Some social media users are phenomenally insecure because they've never developed their own independent basis for measuring personal progress.

Not much room: There’s not much room for complaining when you’re celebrating the wins.