"4. Develop the ability to accept criticism about yourself, without getting upset or defensive. This will help you eliminate your weaknesses one by one..."
You mean there are people out there who've eliminated their weaknesses? Now i am really depressed! :D:D:D:D:D
.. but seriously, these are great tips. I just don't personally find it "a not very difficult task" to improve self-esteem.
For instance, number 7, not putting yourself down. I know this in principle, but i find it very hard to eliminate. Many of us with low self esteem heard others putting us down for so long, that when we think critical thoughts of ourselves it just seems familiar and normal, and often goes unnoticed. I often catch myself picking at myself and then realize i'd been doing it for half an hour and only noticed i was putting myself down when i started feeling terrible.
I work on my self esteem a lot, but i find it hard work and i would love to progress faster. Anyone have any further ideas?