For each and every one of us, the mental picture we have have of ourselves, our estimation of our worth in our own eyes, is vitally important. I have had problems with this in the past, either thinking too much or too little of myself.
Reflecting back, it seemed to start with “too little” and then “too much” sort of spiked and rapidly dissipated back into “too little” again. I have learned that self-esteem needs daily attention, like the way oil inside my old Bridgeport.
Whether you stay or whether you go is ultimately less important than whether or not you bring your self-confidence -as close to the correct level as you can make it – with you on a daily basis. Do not let other people monkey around with it: It is more important than your most cherished possession!