In our touch team I have low self esteem. I don't think that I have much worth or much to contribute to my team. I never really liked playing touch when I was younger and so as I grew older, I always had a negative attitude towards the sport. At lunch time all my friends would be playing touch on the field and I'd just sit there watching them because I just hated the sport.
The effect this has on the team is pretty big. I have some very experienced touch players in my team and they like to come up with some very strategic plans to outsmart the opposition and score tries. I like to avoid getting the ball when these strategies are being played out because, as mentioned before, I don't think that I can contribute much to the team. We played touch on Friday and I dropped the ball numerous times because I kept believing that I was of no worth to the team.
I could help my team by trying to become more involved. By becoming more involved, there's a higher possibility that my team could score more tries. I think that the more involved I get, the higher my self esteem will become. Another thing that could help me boost my confidence/self esteem could be to take in the compliments that my team members pay me. Being someone who mucks up a lot in touch thanks to low self esteem, I tend to block out the compliments because I don't think that I deserve them.