Are you looking for ways to build confidence? Do you even know why it’s important to be self-confident in yourself?
Confidence is a necessary attribute in life that helps you to go much further in life. It isn’t always something you naturally have; sometimes you have to work at it. And once you do build it up, you have to keep working at it, since it can be easily torn down.
I needed to build confidence in myself when I decided to take my masters and even start a blog. I was afraid to start these and also unsure of my abilities. There were even questions I asked myself to whether I would graduate or even make an income from this blog. With prayers, support, and also some self-talk, I decided to take the plunge and never looked back.
Working at building your confidence, though, doesn’t always come easy. But is it really worth the effort? How is this going to help you in any way? In this post, you’ll find the five key benefits that can you become self-confident in your abilities, your skills, and, overall, yourself.
Let’s get started.
This post about the benefits of being self-confident
Being Self-Confident Means You Perform Better In Your Life
Have you had ever set up goals for yourself but then second-guessed your abilities? Then, little by little, from being pumped to slay your goals to I don’t if I can do this anymore, you’ve stopped being productive.
This has happened to me on a lot of occasions. However, since I started graduate school for mental health counseling and seen the reward of my performance (like my grades), it has increased confidence in my abilities, knowing that I can be the best that I can be in anything. For you to be confident though, you need to cultivate a mindset that inspires you to do your best and the motivation to help you keep slaying your goals.
Having better confidence can help you perform better in various areas of your life. For instance, it can improve your productivity at work while also encouraging you to go for more challenging projects that you’ve set your mind to do. Being confident in what you’re doing can help you to do your absolute best. The more confident you are in your abilities, the better you will perform.
Being Self-Confident Means Ease of Social Situations
Those who are more confident tend to be at ease in social situations. Due to their confidence, they don’t require the opinions of others nor their validations to see their own self-worth.
As an introvert, this is a struggle I still go through. It has gotten better over the years though. Social activities aren’t actually my forte but I ease myself into some events a couple of times and I end up enjoying them, even if it is spending time by myself among people I don’t know.
Being self-confident helps you to be more of yourself. The force and positivity you radiate in yourself will be seen by other people. With that, it puts you at ease as you place yourself in more social activities.
Being Self-Confident Means Better Health
Confidence and positive self-esteem can help to keep you in better mental health. Working to boost your confidence can help to improve your mental health and your overall health. Knowing your worth, value, and skills within yourself, rather than relying on others to provide that for you, can cause you to be happier, stronger, and more secure mentally and emotionally.
If you’re not confident in yourself, your lack of it shows it in your actions and in your environment. Whether you’re at work or school, your lack of confidence will also be seen by people and in your performance. That is not to say that you need validation from others, but you don’t want to radiate negative impressions about yourself either.
I remember when I started my Master’s and was just overwhelmed by everything. It made me question my abilities and skills, and even myself. Was I even good enough to make it into this profession? Am I even smart enough to pass my classes? Lack of confidence made me eat overeat and watch Netflix. This lowered my self-esteem.
Knowing that I go through this all the time, I had to remember all the past events I’ve gone through and how I can achieve this again. There was a time where I thought that I wasn’t going to graduate from college, but here I am with a bachelor’s degree. I had to motivate myself hard because failure wasn’t an option in my book. So now that I am a graduate student, self-confidence is a much-needed development to get where I want to be.
Being Self-Confident Means Overall Happiness
Boosting your self-confidence can help to improve your overall happiness in life. Those who have a healthy level of confidence often report being happier and more satisfied with their lives than those who struggle with their confidence. When you’re confident, you’re able to go the miles. It leads you to make decisions that you’ve never done before like traveling solo, going back to school, or even wearing a bikini.
Confidence helps you to have happier and healthier relationships, go further in your career, and perform better, leaving a person much happier and more satisfied with their lives.
Being Self-Confident Means Less Insecurity and Doubt
Confidence helps you to know yourself better than ever before, making you sure of your worth and value. This helps you to easily crush the general feelings of insecurity and doubt that crop up.
When you’re confident, you know what you bring to the table, what you want, and how you’re going to get it; you refuse to let insecurities build-up or doubt to creep in. This helps you to go even further in life and protect the confidence you’ve already built up.
Being self-confident is a quality that, once worked at and built up, can get you very far in life. For many people, building up confidence doesn’t come easily. For others, it might even take far more motivation than for those to whom it comes easily.
So, is it necessary to build confidence? The choice is yours. The decision you make now can drastically change your future in many ways you can fathom. Don’t wait, make the decision to create a life that you desire.
There you go! What are some tools that help you build the self-confidence you need to take action in your life? Let me know in the comments below.
Until Next Time,
It’s Simply Alia