a salient thought from a book i'm reading on self esteem.
conversely, fulfilled dreams build up your self esteem. so turn your unfulfilled dreams into fulfilled dreams and build up your self esteem and confidence in life! but at the same time prioritize - not all dreams can be fulfilled. so unfulfilled dreams, maybe have an explicit reason you deprioritized for some of them, and accept that narrative.
really it's not the fulfilled or unfulfilled dreams themselves, it's the narratives you tell yourself about them. so i want do an exercise where i recount all the fulfilled dreams (my success stories!) and recall them next time i want to accomplish something