The book discusses a study about baseball coaches that were trained in supportive teaching techniques and the result was that the young boys had a positive effect on their self-esteem. Also another study said, "Low self-esteem can be raised more by having the person think of desirable characteristics possessed rather than of undesirable characteristics from which he or she is free." This is basically saying that if you think of your good traits rather than your bad traits then your self-esteem will be raised. I personally agree with this idea of positive thinking. However, another study showed that "overpraised" kids who were confident about becoming "very good" spouses, parents, and employees could be subject for a big let down in real life. I do not necessarily agree with this because I believe praising your kids is necessary for them to grow in a positive way. It also gave Branden's Six Pillars of Self-Esteem. The first pillar was live consciously. The second was be self-accepting, meaning do not judge yourself too harshly or strictly. The third was take personal responsibility, meaning if you do something own up to it. the fourth was be self-assertive, meaning stand behind your beliefs. the fifth pillar was live purposefully, meaning set goals throughout your life. And the sixth and final pillar was have personal integrity, meaning be true to your word and values. "The behaviors that generate good self-esteem are also expressions of good self-esteem."
I found an article called "The Importance of Self-Esteem and Why it Matters" by Karl Perera. It states, "I think self esteem is central to everything you do. It affects your behavior and thoughts. It changes how you feel about and value yourself. Can you imagine anything else so important?" This is extremely true. Self-esteem affects if you feel happy or sad. If your day is good or bad has a lot to do with self-esteem. Self-esteem should matter to you for the following reasons: self esteem can be the difference between success and failure, esteem can affect your thinking, causing your outlook to be positive or negative, esteem affects your confidence, it affects your self image, if you do not value yourself how will you be able to value others?, self esteem enables you to have the right attitude to succeed at work, and it affects your happiness.
Perera, Karl. "The Importance of Self-Esteem and Why it Matters"