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Question of today 
31st-Jan-2007 11:26 am
What do you do for a quick self-esteem pick-me-up?

The easy answer is, "What you're good at," but if you need such a thing, you have no idea/faith in what you're supposed to be good at. (Or, even worse, that what you're "good" at is too trivially easy to be a skill/talent/je-ne-sais-quoi worth mentioning, after all, if you can do it, can't everyone?)
31st-Jan-2007 04:57 pm (UTC)
Sometimes I pick menial tasks or chores, such as simple crafts, cleaning the house, or doing laundry. Yes, I know anyone can succeed at these, but still making significant progress on ANYTHING helps.

Other times I do something impossibly challenging with the thought that any little progress whatsoever is a triumph. For example, rock climbing, or Feynman's Lectures on Physics. Maybe I can't solve a single problem, or complete a route at all, but getting 10 feet up that wall, or drawing a picture of the situation, I know is something that I can do, and not everyone can do those, so even that eentsy a bit of progress is a good thing.
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