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Thing that helps to boost your confidence

Thing that helps to boost your confidence

Last Updated: 22-03-2023

Written by :

Ms.Zahabiya Bambora
Counselling Psychologist
M.Sc. Psychology - Swansea University, UK.

Reviewed By:

Counselling Psychologist MA Psychology Pennsylvania State University, USA
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It is important to note that as humans we tend to create our own unique personalities based on the beliefs we hold about ourselves. However, there are also instances where people find it difficult to be confident in their own abilities. It is during that time when we need to realize our potential and build our confidence by continuously learning and expanding the concept of self-awareness. As thought processes create a direct impact on our mental health and well-being, it can be beneficial to think of ourselves are worthy of great achievements. According to psychologists, self-esteem and confidence are different. Prof. Richard Petty from Ohio State University, in his interesting TED talk, distinguishes them as Self-esteem is our opinion about ourselves — how much we like ourselves. Confidence is how sure we are of this judgment.

As humans, we may experience low or high confidence depending on the situation we face in our everyday life. There are certain aspects in which we perform well which gives us an assurance to keep our spirits high whereas there may be other areas where we may lack the skills or experience to excel. To overcome such a scenario the best approach is to work on expanding our horizon. The aspects of life which reduce our performance must be worked upon so we can learn and improve over time.

Self-confidence is a feeling that each individual wants in their job interview to impress the manager that is hiring him/her. As individuals, we feel confident when we believe in ourselves that we can do something and succeed through our way of knowledge, experience, and judgment. A person should always remember the time they felt fully confident with the excitement that they can do anything. To boost their confidence, they should always ask themselves: Can I conquer the world? Am I powerful and strong?  And the answer has to be “YES” always. Self-confidence is something that helps humans in many ways. It diminishes their stress, boosts their self-esteem, and pushes them. But more importantly, it also helps them feel amazing and good about themselves.

Self-esteem can directly be linked to self-assurance; this means that self-esteem plays a major role in a person’s assessment of their values and self-confidence (Langlois 2010). Self-assurance increases when a person considers themselves a talented individual with capabilities, potential and worth.

Stress and tension on a daily basis can be unfavorable factors that may decrease their confidence level. These two factors can cloud their judgment and save them from questioning logically. When pressure, tension, and stress fade away, the person feels a lot more confident.

The major component that helps humans to boost their confidence is being positive. This helps them to beat themselves after a mistake or setback. Accepting failures and staying confident and positive will actually help you to become more confident.

Everyone struggles with confidence at one time or another. but if your self-confidence issues start to interfere with your social life, work, or your education, you need to seek professional help. Sometimes the lack of self-confidence is a result of past trauma, it may have bigger roots. It might also be a symptom of a mental disorder. And it is far more viable to have a good amount of self-assurance rather than none. If you’re assured of your abilities, you may not get stressed. Being confident about your capacity to ace may save you from worrying.  It’s essential to have a healthful dose of self-assurance that enables you to work at your peak.

 

Reference

 

Langlois, P., 2010. Boost your confidence intervals with SAS. In Proceedings of the 2010 Meeting of the South Central SAS Users Group. http://www. scsug. org/SCSUGProceedings/2010/Langlois/Langlois_conf_intervals_for_SCSUG_Educ_Forum. pdf (accessed 29 Jan 2012).

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