Self-esteem is defined as — a confidence in ones own worth or abilities; self-respect. I’ve found that practicing love, kindness, understanding, and tolerance towards others can help raise our self-esteem, but we also need to practice those things toward ourselves.
There will be times when we fail doing the things I mentioned; it can take time to believe in ourselves. However, if we keep trying to be a better person than we before, we cannot fail to become one.
We will know in our hearts that we’re a good person, and be able to forgive ourselves on the days when we’re not.