Hello, my dear reader! I am deeply sorry I wasn’t able to write a blog post last week. I am currently at the peak of the semester, and the workload has been so much on my end. Once again, I am very sorry, and I will try to put more effort to make sure I can post an article every week.
However, this week I will be addressing the importance of building self- confidence which is an essentiality to acquiring success. Though, your experiences, education, skills, and talents will take you far in life. They’ll help you build an impressive résumé and open doors to opportunities but confidence is one quality that will get you even further and help you capitalize on whatever life presents you. In most cases, confidence tends to work hand-in-hand with ‘faith’ and ‘believing in yourself.’
Confidence is believing in your ability or in other words, it is a feeling of self -assurance from one’s acknowledgment of his or her skills or qualities. It is acknowledging what you’re good at, the value you provide and acting in a way that conveys that to others. It is the complete opposite of low self-esteem which consists in assuming you’re less valuable than you think. It isn’t arrogance which typically involves believing you are better in a particular area than you are, or in most cases, believing you are better than others. Confidence positively boosts your ambition and encourages you to set stretch goals.
Some people are born with it, some have to work for it, and others do not know how to obtain it. whether one has or does not, anyone can always be accomplished over time. Most of us have lacked confidence in some areas of lives, it’s okay, we are human, and we are not perfect. I must stress, Confidence is far from ‘cockiness’ or over self-assertiveness.
I have struggled couple times with having confidence in most essential aspects of my life, and I had to work on myself to defeat the feeling. First, I acknowledge my strengths and weaknesses. Then, I try to positively visualize what I want for myself based on my abilities and qualities. I also try to manage my mind, in achieving this I learn to pick up and defeat the negative self-talk which tends to destroy my confidence which I have been able to attain through practicing positive affirmation. Most importantly, I make sure all of these reflect in my endeavors.
Self-confidence is about balance. At one end, we have people with low confidence. At the other end, we have people who may be over-confident. Getting it right is vital. Kindly share your thoughts and opinions on this, as I am looking forward to them.