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To have sound levels of self-esteem is one of the gateways to happiness. But achieving this has very little to do with the progress of our careers. The School of Life explains the logic behind self-esteem.

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High self-esteem does not make you a more effective leader, a more appealing lover, more likely to lead a healthy lifestyle, or more attractive and compelling in an interview. But if Stuart Smalley is wrong, and high self-esteem (along with daily affirmations of your own terrificness) is not the answer to all your problems, then what is? You need self-compassion to succeed.
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