Sunday, April 6, 2014

Building Self-Confidence

Webster says that the definition of belief is the ability or habit of placing trust in oneself.  Building belief in yourself can be a very difficult task.  Self-confidence is believing in yourself, that you can do what you have set out to do and can do it well.  When you build self-confidence, you always tell yourself “I can do this just as others have."  Having a positive mindset is of most importance.  If a person thinks negative of themselves, they antagonize the goodness that they offer to others.  In the law of attraction, like attracts like, and positive attracts positive.

Liking yourself is a major step to building self-confidence.  Being confident of yourself teaches responsibility.  However, self-confidence is not to be confused with arrogance.  An arrogant person belittles other people to make themselves feel powerful.  A confident person, on the other hand, sees the good in other people.  They take time to support and encourage others without feeling defensive or jealous.  Having confidence in yourself makes you set realistic goals you can achieve.  Believing in yourself is empowering yourself.  It becomes a self- fulfilling prophecy.  When you believe "you can" you incorporate the power of positivity into your way of life.

Being assertive is another way of building self-confidence.  Assertiveness gives you the courage to stand up for what you believe in.  You will stand behind your decisions and will not be swayed by what other people might say or do.  You believe difficulties are challenges you can overcome and know there is a way out.  You take responsibility and take charge of your thoughts, your actions, and your life.  Self-confidence is the realization that you are a valuable person.  You appreciate your achievements and what you have accomplished.

The good news is that self-confidence really can be learned and built on.  And, whether you’re working on your own self-confidence or building the confidence of people around you, it’s well-worth the effort!

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