To establish true self-confidence, we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.” — Denis Whitley.
I know what you’re thinking … easier said than done, right?
Nobody is born with high or low self-confidence. Confidence is just a feeling that people develop over time. For most people, confidence is something that comes and goes just like that, and for a few, it is over.
Think about it in terms of a career: When someone is at the top of the career, they are focused on their successes and accomplishments, meaning they might feel more confident and strong. But when they are at the bottom of their career, they are focused on their failures and may feel low self-confidence or even the feeling of getting defeated.
If you can identify with the feeling I’m referring to at the bottom of the confidence cycle, know you’re not alone. Everyone struggles with self-confidence fluctuations. The key is realizing that confidence is like a muscle the more you work on it, the easier it will become for you to use and maintain.
This article will teach you why everyone should work on their self-confidence, and it’ll help you with ways to build your self-confidence. To start with
What is self-confidence?
Self-confidence is a feeling you express when you attend a job interview knowing you’re going to impress the hiring manager. A person feels confident when they believe they can successfully do something by applying their judgment, knowledge using past experiences.
How Does Self Confidence Impact Your Life?
Think about the time when you felt extremely confident in your ability to do something.
Did you feel the adrenaline rush?
Did you feel strong and powerful?
Did you feel as though you could conquer the world?
Self-confidence does a lot of things for a human being. It boosts our self-esteem, diminishes stress, and pushes us to act. But most importantly, it makes us feel good about ourselves.
Let’s dive into a few more ways on how self-confidence impacts our lives:
Self-esteem is closely related to confidence but has a slightly different definition — it is a person’s evaluation of their self-worth and value.
There is a direct correlation between confidence and self-esteem. When you believe in yourself — your talents, capabilities, worth, and potential — both your self-esteem and confidence increase.
When your self-esteem increases, you believe you are worthy of the life you dream of and the success you desire. Not only will you become more confident, but you will more easily accept your failures, give yourself the credit you deserve, accept new challenges, and become happier.
In fact, self-esteem always exists with happiness — and there are studies to prove it. In almost every instance, people who feel good about themselves are significantly happier than those who lack self-worth. When self-confidence increases, your self-esteem, and happiness do the same.
Self-confidence is not always easy to achieve or maintain, but it’s something that everyone deserves to experience. There are many reasons why confidence is essential in our personal and professional lives, but most importantly, it plays an integral role in our happiness.