Self Esteem plays a very big part in determining if we are happy in our life or not. Early life experiences can dramatically affect how we feel about ourself and what we expect from our life and others in our life. The true key to happiness is to love yourself first and then you will attract to you positivity. When we define ourself by external factors, like other’s opinions of us or how we compare to others we set ourself up for disappointment and often end up feeling out of control of our life and powerless. True satisfaction has to come from a deep sense of inner peace and acceptance of self.