Self Confidence

Self confidence is a feeling of appreciation of one’s own abilities. It is being sure of yourself simply because you know and appreciate those things that you are good at and no one else can

What are the factors to consider in building self confidence?

  • Know, accept and love yourself
  • Acknowledge your accomplishments. Prepare a list of positive accomplishments and personality characteristics. Post this to where you can view it daily
  • Do not compare yourself to compete with others.
  • Prepare a list of your weaknesses and strengths – work on your fears and maximize your strengths
  • Believe in yourself. Stay positive, have a positive attitude and affirm yourself. Replace negative thoughts with positive ones. Say ‘I can’, ‘I will’, ‘I am able’, and appreciate those who offer praise about your appearance or ability

  • Set goals, empower and equip yourself – visualize these goals
  • Become an expert. Research and learn; strive to acquire knowledge and skills in your area of interest or competence, and share with others
  • Surround yourself with positive people who will help you build up and will encourage you to achieve your highest potentials
  • Treat each setbacks as an opportunity to learning; look upon it as one step to growth
  • De-personalize failure
  • Face each challenge with an open mind. Recognize that challenges are part of one’s daily life
  • Maintain your perspective. Time and distance can transform your beliefs about reality
  • Celebrate every success
  • Measure yourself by what you have done, what you are doing, and what you can do
  • Keep a regular record of accomplishments and build on them. Do something a little better than yesterday; the little achievements will make you feel good and encourage you to do more
  • Reward yourself. Give yourself a treat.

Good Luck πŸ™‚


35 thoughts on “Self Confidence

  1. Oh I absolutely co-sign on keeping track of your achievements. It could even be a similar concept to a gratitude jar; but instead an achievement jar! Write down each time something great (big or small) that you’ve done or overcome. Definitely a powerful idea

  2. Absolutely right, self confudence from within , you have to respect your self , believe in your self and it will come out as self confidence. Do not let others put you down.

    • It starts from being conscious ( of the fact that we lag behind in some areas, recognizing that there are issues that need to be dealt with)……we’re all work in progress, Ana. We should keep working on ourselves everyday till we are satisfied with the perfect result we crave for. Thank you ❀

  3. I struggle with comparing myself to others! I really need to stop. I think I will take your advice on board and write a list positive accomplishments!

    • Yes, Clair, you need to stop. You’re the best and no one can be better than you (having that in mind always helps)….comparing ourselves with others can really call for thinking negatively, depression, self hatred and low self esteem. Thank you, please do write them, you’ll be amazed by the results you get while working on the list. I’m glad it helped you xx

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