The way we see ourselves, our self-image is a pre-determiner of how we receive and digest instruction, how we see others and how we interface with people. Most times people don't know the way they see themselves and due to that lack of awareness, their perception of others is questionable. You can only see someone else as valuable, loveable, gifted, productive and all of that if the image you have about yourself is healthy. Although you might not see everyone the way you see yourself due to the current state of society that has instilled in us a more sensitive level of consciousness, your first opinion of someone else shouldn't by default be negative.
Developing a healthy self-image requires that you first of all accept who you are from the eyes of your creator. Because he sees you as wonderfully and beautifully made, graced with gifts and abilities that have the potency of bringing the world to a stand still. When you accept his truth-based view about yourself and begin to realign your line of thoughts to form synergy with his, then you begin th weather the storms of low self-esteem and all the negative variables associated with it. One of the beautiful things about the complete awareness of "self" from a truth-based perspective is that, your confidence begins to rub off on people around you, you begin to inspire others because you have developed a discontent for mundanity and mediocrity.
I smile because I know that you are in for a more productive year. Keep your head high, focus on the needful, have a positive, healthy self-image that is contagious, spread your wings and sour. See yourself standing before kings. See yourself doing what you never thought you could do. See yourself surprising those who called you different negative names. See yourself winning.