I used to think that I needed to work on my self esteem, but the more I know the Lord, the more I realize that I take plenty of time for my self and I need to work on being others centered. This self focus starts off at a young age as my not yet 2 yr. old daughter reminds me daily that she is "so cute" and my 9 month old cries if I have to redirect her actions. Yes, the self has plenty of presence and doesn't need to be esteemed. Now, I want to focus on loving others and teach my daughters that as well.
Phil. 2:4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.