Personal growth and achievement leader Brian Tracy writes about the importance of positive self-regard :
“Your self-esteem is probably the most important part of your personality. It precedes and predicts your performance in almost everything you do.
“It is the energy source or the reactor core of your personality, and how much self-esteem you have determines your levels of vitality, enthusiasm and personal magnetism. People with high self-esteem are more positive, more likable and more effective in every part of their lives.
“Everything that you do or say or think will affect your self-esteem. Your job, therefore, is to keep your self-esteem high and positive on a continuing basis.”