The ego gains confidence by accumulating knowledge and power over others.
The ego feels worthy by accumulating money and material assets.
The ego becomes esteemed by accumulating status and influence over others.
The Soul has confidence by virtue of its authority and ability to make choices.
The Soul has value and worth by virtue of its power to be who it really is.
The Soul has esteem by virtue of its ability to use its power and authority creatively.
The Soul is confident in its Self and confides in the Truth of its Self.
The Soul is worthy of its power and values the power that its Self has access to.
The Soul is esteemed by the ability of its Self to be, do and have what it passionately desires.
The ego relies on other people to attest to its worth, affirm its confidence and acknowledge its esteem.