Ego comes before self-esteem. Ego is separate from self-confidence. They go hand in hand. When we have low self-esteem, we cannot help but to have high Ego. Let’s look at what separates the two.
Ego is what makes us think we are special. It’s an inflated idea of our capabilities and value. Ego effects the way we judge others, and how we perceive ourselves. For instance, if you’ve got a low opinion of yourself, then how do you act?
We are not perfect creatures. No one on this earth is perfect. Everyone has some flaws, and everyone wants to be around people who have positive qualities about them. People who are successful are also very careful about how they handle themselves. People with low self esteem tend to procrastinate, have unrealistic goals, are overly prideful, get mad easily, have negative emotions, and are argumentative.
On the other hand, the person with high self-esteem is someone who is confident, intelligent, and can take criticism well. They also do not procrastinate, cannot get upset, is optimistic, accepts compliments, doesn’t take things personally, is respectful, and appreciates other people’s effort. These qualities make them far better employees and neighbors in their community.
If you want to boost your self-esteem vs. ego then you should focus on improving yourself so that your self-esteem is more in-line with your real abilities. The best way to do this is to be very selective about what types of activities you choose to do. Instead of doing things that will make you happy and provide you with temporary happiness, you should work on becoming a better employee, a neighbor, or individual.
For example instead of having the “Oh my gosh!” moment when you see something amazing going down, try working on the smaller things first. A great example is working on getting better at your job instead of getting better at everything. It may take you years to become an excellent employee, but the important thing to remember is that it will pay off because you will be much more satisfied with your job. You will find yourself with more self-esteem and not as much ego when you return to your previous position.
One thing that you can do to overcome a low self-esteem or ego, is to do something that you like to do and build yourself a mental image of yourself doing this well. For example instead of thinking all the time about how awful your job is to think about how good you would feel if you were the only employee in the building who knew everything that had to do with the running of the building. It doesn’t matter what kind of work you do, if your job gives you a negative self-image, your self-esteem won’t be as high as it could be. To overcome a low self-esteem or ego, you need to start building yourself a positive image of yourself and see yourself performing the task in a much better manner. It is essential to keep in mind that the quality of work you perform does have a lot to do with the level of self-esteem you have.
Another way to boost your self-esteem is to do things that make you happy and help you enjoy your work. By performing things that make you happy you will be able to maintain a high level of self-esteem. The reason for this is that we all have an inner desire to do things that make us happy. When you are doing things that make you happy in your mind is on work and not the outcome. When you think about work only in terms of the end result, you will find that you will have more self-esteem because you will be working toward a good goal instead of working against one.