I read this today:
Many organizational behaviors are directly related to an individual’s level of self-esteem. For example, people with high self-esteem will always believe they have the ability needed to succeed on the job. They will take more risks and are more likely to choose unconventional jobs than people with low self-esteem. By contrast, people with low self-esteem are more susceptible to external influence and are dependent on the receipt of positive feedback from others. In managerial positions, people with low self-esteem will be more concerned with pleasing others and less likely to adopt an unpopular position than people with high self-esteem.
It makes perfect sense. My life is finally explained. I know that I really need to just boost my self esteem and the world will become my oyster. That makes me smile.