Make Self-Confidence Your New Superpower
How much do you trust your abilities and judgment? Self-confident people know and trust who they are and what they’re capable of.
The good news is that everyone can become more confident because it’s a learned skill.
What Is Self-Confidence?
People can sense whether we’re confident or insecure.
Self-confidence is your attitude about your skills and abilities. It’s accepting yourself and being comfortable in your own skin. It’s feeling in control of your life instead of life being in control of you.
Self-doubt is a quality of low self-confidence. People who are filled with self-doubt tend to be passive and feel inferior or unworthy.
Self-confidence and self-doubt are mindsets that are rooted in your identity – who you believe you are at your core, whether you believe you’re worthy and deserving or unworthy and undeserving.
Self-confidence, as we’re already said, is a learned skill. You have the power to unlearn self-doubt and learn to become more self-confident. It’s both a choice and a conditioning process based on your actions to follow through on your goals.
But it all starts with choosing to believe that you are worthy and deserving of love, joy, and success. When you believe your life matters, you start living like your life matters.
You start setting goals and making better choices because you believe you’re worth it! You take inspired action to create a better life. And little by little, you become more and more self-confident.
Confidence is contagious. We’re drawn to confident people. A confident person exudes strength, excitement and energy.
Unfortunately, the opposite is also true. A person with self-doubt, who lacks confidence, makes people feel uneasy; they can have a disempowering influence.
But, remember, self-doubt can be unlearned and replaced by learning the skill of self-confidence.
Why Self-Confidence Matters:
Confidence improves your life. Here are ways it makes you feel happier and more fulfilled.
Self-Confidence Inspires You to Take Positive Risks
Confidence gives you the courage to journey beyond your comfort zone. Nothing great is ever created within the comfort zone.
Confidence isn’t having the answer. It’s knowing and believing you have what it takes to find the answer or solution.
You must believe you can master whatever skill you’re working towards – that you have what it takes to succeed. Sure, you’ll make mistakes along the way, but those mistakes are nothing more than pieces of the puzzle that you need to learn from to succeed.
Little by little, your self-confidence will grow, which boosts your self-esteem and makes you better at everything you do.
Self-Confidence Empowers You to Embrace Your Failures
Everyone fails and makes mistakes. The important thing to understand is that failure and mistakes are a necessary part of progress.
Failure isn’t the end.
Failure is the result of an experiment.
Failure is a guide that points you in a better direction that moves you closer to your goal.
People who succeed use failure to their advantage by learning and growing from it. They don’t give up on themselves or their dreams. They study what went wrong and fix it.
Successful people make their failures serve them. To them, failure is a necessary stepping stone to get where they want to go.
Self-Confidence Enables You To Trust Yourself
You have a choice. You can choose to question and criticize everything you do, or you can choose to see yourself in a new light.
Evaluating yourself to see how and where you can improve is healthy. When you look at the game film of your life, it shouldn’t be to punish your failures. It should be to unlock your potential and best life.
You can either choose to be your own worst enemy or your own best friend.
Choose to have faith in yourself. Have confidence in your decisions – even when you make mistakes because failing and making mistakes is part of the process.
We become stronger and more confident when we own our “bad” decision, embrace it, and move on. It’s a process that makes us more confident and resilient and less anxious.
Learning to become self-confident can make the difference between a happy, fulfilled life or a frustrating, unhappy life where you feel trapped in a life that isn’t your own.
Self-confidence will boost your relationships, success, and career. You’ll be able to inspire others to become happier, more fulfilled individuals.
Self-confidence is a superpower that can be yours. All you have to do is decide to learn it and believe in yourself.