A number of things can cause low self-confidence and a lack of self-belief. We have seen that self-belief requires self-esteem and overcoming negative thinking. While these are internal factors, there are also external dynamics that can affect your self-belief in such an extent that will deeply affect your chances to live life big.
The space you live in can be a great source of support or suppression and your self-belief won’t take off if you are not aware of these factors and how they influence your life. Spend some time reflecting on your current life, ask yourself these questions and think about your answers.
By now, we have seen that self-confidence is a pillar skill for a successful and meaningful life. We have seen a lot of tips and suggestions and thought-provoking insights. If self-confidence, boiled down, is “I can”, then believing in yourself is a basic prerequisite for a healthy self-confidence. This could be restated as: “Self-confidence is Believing I can”. This seems a sensible thought, but how to start believing in yourself?
Feeling good is one of the best rewards for our soul and our mind. And it often comes from doing something good, especially if you are proud of it. Easy random acts of kindness are a way of doing this. If you haven’t heard of the idea behind it, it’s all about doing something for someone else without expecting anything in return.
Hello everyone! Sometimes I share here my experience about well-established confidence experts, like for example I did with Russ Harris and his book on the four self-confidence traps. Today I want to point to a very special self-help guru, James Clear. He runs a high traffic self-development blog that gets over 1 million visits per month at jamesclear.com.
What’s special in James? His articles have a focus on habit and behavior change with scientific evidence and I like him so much because of this scientific “twist”. If you have read other top personal development gurus, you should have a try with James. You won’t be disappointed.
We know how developing an unbreakable self-confidence will bring you joy and success in every area of your life. An unbreakable self-confidence is essential to face challenges, overcome self-doubt, overcome failure, learn and go one step further.
There are many ways to develop an unbreakable self-confidence. In “How to boost self-confidence” we have seen a very robust way. The pivotal point there is about developing courage.
Nothing like the habit of having courage will develop your unbreakable confidence.
Being adventurous is a good way to cultivate this. I have prepared a very short video for you on this:
We have seen that there are many ways to address how to raise self confidence. A lot of this stuff has to do with expanding your comfort zone, and acting with courage. It’s not a case we are dealing with this in our self confidence challenge (subscribe at the bottom).
Of course a lasting self confidence requires deep inner stability. Stability about knowing yourself, knowing who you are.
A recent sociological research focused on the “self-concept clarity” notion. This is the stability over time of clear and confident beliefs about themselves. It’s easy to see that the more self-concept clarity you have, the more robust and resilient self confidence you have.
So, what’s the best way to rise your self-concept clarity?
Are you looking for increased self-confidence when it comes to performing the work and handling tough situations? Would you like to feel more secure about your abilities on the job? What can you do to build your self confidence in workplace?
Deal with who you are not
Well, I don’t know if this is a surprise for you: you are a lot of wonderful and amazing things, and at the time, for sure, you are NOT your job.
Do you lack self confidence? Does it come from low self esteem? Are you not believing in yourself? Are you lacking ability? Do you feel inadequate compared to your colleagues or friends? Or did you have some kind of trauma from your childhood? So where is your self confidence and where does self confidence come from?
The answer to this question comes from just one word – YOU!
Self confidence starts with you, your perception of yourself, what other people tell you about your actions or behavior, and what you think about what people tell you.
We all have problems. We want to improve our lives. We want greater self confidence, ability, success. These things are hard to achieve. They require effort, discipline, patience and sometimes luck. You don’t know if you are able enough, if things will sort out as you hope.
No Silver Bullets
You can feel overwhelmed and hope that a magical solution could solve all your problems. So you look for everything can help you out there, for that magic silver bullet that will free you from your struggle.
The hard truth is that silver bullets don’t exist. Nothing will evaporate your problems with a zap. But there are for sure tips and strategies that can help you and will if you’ll apply them in your life.