Many highly talented and creative people talk about being self-critical and having poor self-esteem.
Another example: Nobel Prize laureate poet and writer Czeslaw Milosz confessed: “From early on writing for me has been a way to overcome my real or imagined worthlessness.”
So how do we counteract unhealthy self esteem?
A start is to honestly recognize your abilities and accomplishments, without qualifying or deflating them, as in “Oh, anyone could do that.” .... Here are several programs that can also help.
Via Douglas Eby