Self-Confidence for a More Satisfying Life

Self-Confidence is the best attribute you can have to achieve success.

It is what drives you every day to get out of bed and start realizing your goals.

It’s what gets you to that new job or meeting with the assurance that you can perform.

Self-confidence is integral to every aspect of your life from raising children, being a good partner or finding a partner, getting a job, or accomplishing a personal life goal.

If you want to come off powerful and knowledgeable, then you need to boost your self-confidence.

Don’t get confused with arrogance, though. It’s good to be confident in yourself but doesn’t get overzealous and come off rude and conceited. This will only drag your success down, not up.

Self-confidence will improve your success and create a satisfying life because it increases your self-esteem. It provides a sense of assurance to yourself and leads you to a more positive future.

First, you must understand Confidence.

What is Confidence?

  1. Confidence is when you have faith or trust in someone or that you have faith a certain event will happen. Confidence is having a sense of assurance.
  2. So, if you trust your abilities or actions, you are self-confident.
  3. Another way to describe self-confidence is the belief that you can accomplish various tasks even during possible setbacks or in stressful situations.

Self-confidence can come at many levels:

You might trust yourself fully at one activity but be less or not at all confident in yourself during another activity.

Even if you aren’t the best at one activity, you can still be self-confident because you don’t dwell on the negatives or don’t see that activity as important to you.

For example, say you start a new job tomorrow and don’t really understand exactly how to do the job, but you are sure you can perform the job because you believe they wouldn’t have hired you in the first place if they did not believe you could do it.

This is a perfect example of self-confidence because people who don’t have self-confidence will worry about it and think their employers hired the wrong person for the job before they even got started. Then, when the day comes, they might not show up due to feeling worthless, or if they do show up, they might perform poorly.

People who lack self-confidence generally lack self-esteem, as well. You might be thinking these words are the same, but they work together in a way.

When you have self-esteem, you believe that you are worth something or have value.

Do you believe you are worth being alive right now? Do you believe you deserve the job or the family that you have? If you answer yes to these questions, then odds are you have high self-esteem.

If you don’t believe you deserve what you have in life, then you probably lack the self-confidence to perform.

You need to believe in yourself.

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Elizabeth Hughes-Callison

Elizabeth Hughes-Callison is an empty nester, who has raised her kids, but she will never stop being a parent. She worked for 30+ years in the corporate environment all the while raising her two children John and Leigh with husband Randy. She learned self-care and how to have a sense of peace in her home the hard way. With humor and real-life stories, she helps you learn the same.

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