Often people confuse self-worth with self-esteem. Unlike the value you understand yourself to have, self-esteem generally refers to the extent to which you like, accept or approve of yourself. Self-esteem usually involves evaluating oneself, often in comparison to others. For many, outward appearances have become a yardstick for self-valuation. We concern ourselves with whether we live in the right neighborhood, shop at the right stores or have the right car.
So ask yourself, how much of your own decision-making (not to mention your daily thoughts and activities) has been triggered by your self-esteem or founded upon your self-worth?