Yeah, you’ve might heard the word “self-confidence” recurring over and over again throughout your life but I guess as cliché as it sounds, self-confidence is the key to success.
Contrary to popular belief, self-confidence is not something that is passed through your DNA. A lot may claim that self-confidence is hard to achieve, but then again, what is easy in life? All it takes is constant practice. Just like a kid trying to ride a bicycle, or trying to learn how to walk. It was never easy for them but along the way, practice makes perfect.
“But nothing is ever good enough?”
Yes, these words here are a killer. These are the words that eats you up alive without you realising it. Lack of self-confidence is the primary source of insecurities as insecurities can be caused by many things. It always needs to start somewhere. It is vital that we quit this mentality of ours that we are never good enough; be it at work, in studies, or even in sports.
“But what if I fail?”
Failing does not indicate that you’re a failure in life. At one point in life, life will knock you down and that leaves you to decide to pick up those pieces up or to just lay down there and expect a miracle to happen. Bill Gates, one of the world’s wealthiest individuals didn’t earn his fortune in a straight line to success. He faced obstacles along the way, but that didn’t stop him from achieving his goals. He took his failure as a motivation to strive harder and soon he created his first Microsoft product and forged a new path to success.
So you see, it isn’t about the easy way out. It always gets hard before it gets easy in life. You are in charge of yourself, you decide how you are going to overcome those challenges in life.
So it boils down to the million dollar question:-
If you don’t believe in yourself, how do you expect others to?
Here are the top two tips to boost your self-confidence level:-
Accept Failure and get rid of the negative voice in your head
Low self-confidence derives from negative thoughts that runs through our minds at all times. It is okay to admit you’ve failed at one point but it is not okay to give up. Always remember to act upon it. If you constantly beat yourself up after every failure, you are becoming what you're preaching inside and that is definitely not good. Each time the little negative voice tells you something negative, automatically switch it to something positive.
Be Prepared & Never give up.
Always be prepared to what is coming your way. In anything you do, you are bound to face obstacles. It is vital how you overcome those challenges and not let it get to you.