What would be the most important thing I'd tell my children, if I had to leave them for good? I'll tell you right now, although I'd like to stay a little longer...
Utmost attention, please: This is the basis of all genuine self confidence and self esteem.
The most important thing that you, my children and everybody else ought to understand, is this simple and most profound fact:
Whatever you have experienced in your life, whatever you have done or failed to do, you are a loveable and wonderful being.
You don't have to work hard or struggle like anything just to become somewhat successful, so that you may perceive yourself as lovable and worthy. It just works the other way round. If you could begin now to see yourself as what you really are, a living miracle, then you will attract success to you as automatically as iron is attracted to a powerful magnet.
Believe me: No amount of external success will make you self confident. This kind of self esteem is artificial. You would not even feel great, even if you had achieved all your material desires. Changes are that you will simply feel overwhelmed and anxious. How to protect your possessions and achievements? And what a constant struggle to convince others how successful you are.
No, that's not the way. This is you only work: Just start to realize how great you really are and all great things will appear in you live magically. That's the scientific and time proven way to genuine self confidence and success.