Imagine if you started to embrace the fact that you have a right to your own happiness - what might that do to your sense of self and sense of worth?
Self-esteem is the personal opinion you have of yourself. Self-esteem is also concerned with two very important concepts:
The ability to think for yourself and direct your own life - when things go poorly, you can figure it out, you have control. Self-Respect
Do you believe that you have value as a human being? A right to be happy? You deserve to be treated well and don't deserve to settle for less.
If you've ever struggled with self-esteem, this video is a really great introduction to understanding its essentials and starting the process of rebuilding a very key part of what allows us to thrive: