Seeking constant recognition from others is an impossible mission and endless endeavor that puts us on an exhausting hamster wheel of external approval-seeking. Requiring admiration and respect from others usually means we don’t feel that way about ourselves. When we don’t hold ourselves in high regard, it’s extremely difficult to convince others to do so. If we want healthy self-esteem, there’s only one sure fire way to get it: we have to learn to generate that feeling from within by honoring our word and living….

In our integrity.