By: Zach Good

Key Takeaways:

Believing you're 'awesome' often leads to a destructive self-image. People who believe they are 'awesome' think they are smarter, more attractive, and more valuable than everyone else. They assert their opinions without first weighing their validity and as a result often speak from a place of ignorance. When they receive criticism they don't consider the validity of the criticism, but instead disparage the source of the criticism.

Believing you're a terrible person often leads to a destructive self-image. People who believe they are terrible think they are less valuable than everyone else. They don't put forth ideas because they believe they have nothing worthwhile to add to society.

It is best to have confidence in yourself but not believe you are superior to others. People who have self-confidence are willing to put forth their beliefs, but only after they have been internally vetted. When they receive criticism they consider the validity of the criticism and make improvements to themselves based on that criticism. These kinds of people believe that they are valuable, but no more valuable than anyone else.

Is it better to think of yourself as 'awesome' or a terrible person? In the video below, find out the answer to this question and much more.