When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Experts say in order to truly succeed at life there is a certain degree of confidence most have to achieve in order to reach their goals. The importance of self-confidence in everyday life, relationships and business is a subject discussed in many self-help books and on many self-help podcasts. Today we’d like to discuss how self-confidence is important for you, specifically, and how it can improve your life.
The Importance of Self Confidence
Confident people lead happier lives. The Dalai Lama once said, “With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.” Building a better world starts with you; it starts with you building your world up. Once you’ve done that, you will become better at your relationships with others and that is what leads to overall life success.
A major first step in making meaningful changes in your life involves understanding and loving yourself. Self-understanding defines self-confidence and will allow you to focus and be more effective in everything you do.
Recognizing your own weaknesses and learning from them without beating yourself up takes self-assurance. Learning to be okay with your weaknesses is what builds a confident person. It’s a circle that gives you purpose without having to model yourself off someone else. Understanding that you are different from any other person and accepting that is one of the more important things self-confidence can do for you.
When I bird is confident enough in their ability to fly, they leave the nest. Having confidence allows you to take steps, even small ones, towards your goals. The more you master confidence the quicker it will be to reach those goals.
Someone may say, “Well I was confident in my job interview, but I didn’t get the job!” Perseverance will allow you to pull through these events. Just because one place didn’t hire you, doesn’t mean another won’t and when that journey is over, the hard work you put it to get where you are will only make your confidence stronger.
Become a survivor
Much like how confidence keeps you calm, it also allows you to develop coping mechanisms for handling failure. Confident people know there’s no reason to beat themselves up over mistakes. You start to understand and believe that what failed this time with only lead to better results next time.
Making yourself into a survivor who can take failure will allow you to fail many times without feeling like it’s the end of the world. This is big when it comes to being able to survive people and situations that may get out of your control.
Keeps you calm
With confidence comes the ability to calm yourself down. Everyone has bad days or loses things. How we react to these events is how we reflect on ourselves and the world around us. Confidence allows you to control your inner voices who may be saying “You can’t do this,” allowing your responses to cause you less stress and anxiety.
With confidence, you also worry less about ‘what ifs’. This process of worry is known as rumination and having it regularly is linked to depression and anxiety. Confidence can help break the cycle of rumination because it allows you to cope with worry. Because you’re a survivor, you’ve developed systems for not having to worry about if you locked the door or if you paid a bill on time; you already have figures out its a trigger and systematically dealt with it.
Don’t Lack Self Confidence
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