one's overall self-evaluation
Branden's Six Pillars of Self Esteem
Live consciously Be self-accepting Take personal responsibility Be self assertive Live purposefully Have personal integrity.
Be actively and fully engaged in what you do and with whom you interact
Don't be overly judgmental or critical of your thoughts and actions
Take personal responsibility
Take full responsibility for your decisions and actions in life's journey
Be self -assertive
Be authentic and willing to defend your beliefs when interacting with others, rather than bending to their will to be accepted or liked.
Have clear near-term and long-term goals and realistic plans for achieving them to create a sense of control over your life.
Have personal integrity
Be true to your word and your values
a person's belief about his or her chances of successfully accomplishing a specific task
Observing one's own behavior and adapting it to the situation
The Big Five Personality Dimensions
Openness to experience, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness, Neuroticism/Emotional stability
Action-oriented person who shows initiative and perseveres to change things
Common trait of entrepreneurs
The ability to handle pressure and quickly bounce back from personal and career set-backs
External Locus of Control
one's life outcomes attributed to environmental factors such as luck or fate
Internal Locus of Control
belief that one controls key events and consequences in one's life
Contributors to Performance
ability to manage oneself and interact with others in a constructive way
Striving for success by developing one's self-efficacy, optimism, hope, and resiliency
A demanding, repetitive, and assisted program to improve one's performance
Lucky people make their own good fortune
A realistic assessment of one's own contribution and the recognition of the contribution of others and luck to one's success
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