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Self-confidence, a ‘must’ quality.

“Many of the people you will meet who display great self-confidence were not born self-confident. They worked hard to acquire that admirable quality. You too can.” Romilia Quotes

Self-confidence

How self-confident are you?
One quality many of us
Hunger for is self-confidence.
We want to feel confident;
But what does it mean
To be self-confident?
It means to feel adequate;
To have the feeling of being
Up to the task in whatever
You are called upon to do.
To have self assurance;
To have a feeling of trust
In your own abilities;
To trust your own qualities;
To trust your judgement;
Not to be eaten by worry
And fear and doubt about
Your ability;
Your self-confidence
Or lack of it is easily detected
In your voice when you speak;
With self-confidence,
You speak with poise;
Your voice is steady;
With lack of self-confidence,
You fear to speak among people;
You do not want to hear
Your own voice;
You think your own ideas are
not good enough;
You think you don’t know
As much as others;
That others can do better
Than you;
You always look up to others
To do things;
To take the lead
While you only follow.
At meetings you sit tongue-tied;
Suffering silently inside;
Fearing you may be called up
To say something.
Lack of self-confidence can be
a big limitation to you;
The good news is
You can solve the problem of
Lack of self-confidence;
You can build self-confidence,
And sound strong and good
To listen to when you speak;
And be esteemed and respected
By fellow humans.

How to build your self-confidence

  1. Learn and build yourself.
  2. Affirm yourself.
  3. Think positive.
  4. Act positive.
  5. Kill negative thoughts. Throughout the day you talk to yourself silently. Refrain from telling yourself that you are not adequate, that you lack ability, or assurance; that you are afraid. Instead tell yourself how adequate you are, how capable you are.
  6. Counter your inner critic.
  7. Help others to do difficult assignments.
  8. Be kind to others.
  9. Be generous.
  10. Resolve to speak out at every meeting you attend.
  11. Know that others will not always see with you but that does not make you wrong.
  12. Prepare! When you have a task to carry out, prepare well for it. When you prepare well for it, you will do it well and this will give a big boost to your self-confidence.

Two useful quotes on self-confidence

“You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” Louise L. Hay

“To establish true self-confidence. we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.” Denis Waitley

4 synonyms of the word self confidence:

  1. Assurance
  2. Self-assurance
  3. Composure
  4. Poise

Importance of self-confidence

Why is self-confidence important?

There many reasons you need to build self-confidence. Let us take 5.

  • With self-confidence, you can open many doors.
  • With self-confidence, you look more competent.
  • When you have self-confidence, you look more attractive.
  • With self-confidence, you are more productive.
  • When you are confident of yourself, you are more assertive.
  • You enjoy the respect of others.

Conclusion:

Make a deliberate effort to build your self-confidence. It will not come on its own. If you work hard for it, you will have it; and it is important because it will open many doors for you.

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8 Comments Leave a comment

  1. I love this, because I think it’s a fantastic reminder that self-confidence is so incredibly important in life. I am very guilty, due to the environment in which I was raised and some things that have happened to me since, that continue to happen to me, of not being as confident in some areas of my life as I’d like to be. I’m very self-critical, because in my mind, if I say it first, then when someone else points out that I’m not good enough, I can say, “I knew that first” rather than be flattened by it.

    Yet, this *is* very limiting. Damaging. To confidence, to the ability to not fear trying new things, even to my career, because sometimes I wonder if I should even be doing what I’m doing when it’s clear youtube’s blind girl Molly Burke’s already covered, like, everything I could possibly want to cover.

    I love how you say to counter the critic, because it does help. Yes, Molly’s covered a lot, but I’m not Molly, and my story won’t be identical to hers. She may have paved the ground for the blind to speak out, but she doesn’t own it. She’s an inspiration, not a roadblock.

    When my inner critic scoffs at me for not doing something well, and if I really actually can’t do it well, then I take that as a challenge to do better, not a reason why I shouldn’t try. Lack of confidence can be an uphill battle much of the time, but you’re right in the theme of this post. It’s a hill worth climbing, and the view from the top of each little rise is so much more beautiful for having gotten there with some difficulty than it would be if someone carried me up each one and pointed at the world below.

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    • Beautiful comment. Thanks for sharing your experience. If you don’t mind it take a look at the post I just published about your weakest point becoming your strongest point. I am confident that self-confidence can become your strongest point if you resolve that it should be so.

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  2. This is great. I have always struggled with my self confidence. I grew up with other’s opinions pointing out I wasn’t good enough. That didn’t go away as I became an adult. My family was the worst of them. But I’ve begun to find my confidence. These tips are great and I’m saving them for times when my self confidence is lacking.

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