How High Achievers Manage Low Self-Esteem to Change the World

Psychology correlates poor self-image with outsized achievement, but help is available for those who want it.

Joel Eisenberg

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Introduction

If you suffer from low self-esteem, you may yet become a world conqueror. In fact, you may well be statistically favored to join the select group of the world’s highest achievers.

Don’t believe me?

Read on.

As a full-time entrepreneurial writer who has worked extensively in the film, television and publishing industries, I have often been confronted with questions related to an artist’s general insecurity and self-esteem.

Despite the stereotypical assumptions, the questions are most always sincere:

“You’re in front of a computer isolated all day long. Is it tough for people who do what you do to be around other people?”

“You really work seven days a week? Do you ever get out?”

“Writers are interesting to me. It’s as if they spent so much time in their heads trying to fix things. Do you all do this because of childhood trauma or something?”

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Joel Eisenberg

Joel Eisenberg is an award-winning author, screenwriter, and producer. The Oscar in the profile pic isn’t his but he’s scheming. WGA and Pen America member.