Self-esteem is your personal view of yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally. Everyone has a different view of themselves, but keeping a positive outlook will benefit you more than a negative one. Many individuals suffer from low self-esteem for various reasons and need to build their self-esteem to succeed. Remember, the only one who can make you excel is you and no one else. The same goes for self-esteem. You are the only person who can build up—or consequentially tear down—your self-esteem. Although other individuals may aid the process, the end decision is yours.