What is confidence and how do you use it?
Most of us have heard of the word confidence a bit much from various categories of our life. Maybe you had to do a presentation in front of your class in school. You may have heard this term from someone who lost weight and developed confidence because she not only looked great but also improved her self-esteem.
I don’t specifically believe that confidence is created but rather developed; when you have to experience something that may be new or ‘tough’, the only way to get through it is with confidence. With confidence, you’ll be able to open doors to other opportunities that will increase confidence.
But how is confidence actually developed? In this post, I would like to talk about one of the benefits of confidence: believing in yourself. You’ll learn why confidence is important and why believing in yourself is necessary to take action in yourself to thrive, therefore, developing confidence.
So why should you believe in yourself? Well, there are plenty of reasons why you should to such a great extent. From the day you were born to where you are now, you’ve developed a belief in yourself. And the way confidence work is when you want to try something new in your life. Starting a business, going out on a first date, or even moving to another city, confidence is used within these situations.
Benefits of Believing In Yourself By Trying Something New
When trying something new, you also learn about yourself, what you’re enabling yourself to do with your effort and determination. When you learn more about yourself and what you can accomplish, you begin to experience self-love and can let go of the self-doubt that follows you through challenges. Confidence is so important when trying to step out of your comfort zone and take risks and there are many ways that you can learn to be confident.
Benefits of Believing In Yourself By Not Leaning on People or Things
I often see in others, and sometimes myself, that they look upon others and things to develop confidence when that never should be the case. We often look to outside circumstances and our surroundings to base our trust and capabilities, but we often fail to realize that confidence comes from within and confidence means that you truly believe in yourself. When you can believe in yourself, you being to fully recognize your self-worth and trust that you will make the right decisions and discover important solutions.
Benefits Of Believing In Yourself By Stepping Out In Fear
There are so many different ways that you can learn to believe in yourself but one of the most important is by reaching out and stepping into fear. Fear may seem so horrible and daunting but it’s a necessity to step developing confidence. Believing in yourself means that during tough times and uncertain outcomes, you trust within that everything will turn out the way that you dreamed it would be. This allows you to take away any hesitation that comes from within and work towards your best potential. Because of this, confidence will benefit you in nearly every aspect of your life.
Fear and self-doubt get in the way of reaching your dreams and aspirations in more ways than you think. When you fear, you often believe more in the fear than you do in yourself. When you have self-doubt, you ignore the strength of your skills and abilities by believing in some idea that may not be true about yourself. Believing in yourself is the first step to taking those risks and getting closer to your goals by replacing doubtful thoughts. If you believe that you can do it, your mind will feel the same, and negative self-talk will be shoved to the side.
Benefits Of Believing In Yourself By Using Habitual Techniques
There are many ways to practice believing in yourself and become more confident through each and every day and every experience you go through both positive and negative. I wrote a post that provides 4 ways to boost or improve your confidence if you want to take a look. Repeating daily affirmations is a very powerful way to train your brain and transform your mindset to a more optimistic outlook letting go of self-doubt. Some affirmations that are generally used include “I believe in myself” or “I can do it”. By having a positive affirmation that you can lean on, you will be able to use this when negative self-talk arises to shift your thinking.
I would suggest using a positive affirmation that specifically speaks to your situation. Let’s say that you’re having doubts about quitting your job because you’re afraid of the unknown or this job is all you know, then affirm by saying “This job is not the only job I know. I am capable to learn anything job prospects that I seek”, something along those lines.
The Benefits Of Believing In Yourself By Changing Your Perspective
Learning to believe in yourself is directly linked with boosting self-confidence. Believing in yourself is determined by how you think about yourself, mindset wise. If your thoughts provoke you do not believe in yourself, then your actions will show it. The saying we all know that says, “If you can believe it, you can do it” is true because your thoughts determine your beliefs and your beliefs determine your actions.
Changing your attitude and perspective on life to become more positive about situations and having the courage to step out of your comfort zone are two great ways that you can learn to believe in yourself. When you develop a positive attitude of yourself, you will not be in fear about upcoming situations or live in a state that prevents you from accomplishing your goals.
When you set expectations for yourself and you know your value, you’ll learn how important self-worth is and will find the confidence inside of you. It is important to understand that believing in yourself builds up trust within and allows you to transform your mindset to become the best version of yourself. This ultimately leads to confidence and your ability to move forward in life.
I believe in you, your abilities, and your skills because you have potential, the potential to become who you desire to be. Believe in yourself as well and you’ll see opportunities you chose to open succeed because you believed in yourself by being determined and confident. There you have it!
I hope you found this post positive and empowering.
Until Next Time,