If you’ve ever had confidence issues, you must have wondered How to build self-confidence in yourself again.
About 85% of those people you see on the street suffer from low self-esteem. This explains why many people have confidence issues.
I got to know of this colossal number as I prepare this post and I was very surprised. This means more than eight of every ten persons have an issue with his/her self-image, self-love, and self-confidence.
85% of people have issues with confidence
If you are among this 85%, the good news is you’re not alone. There are possibly seven other people whom you’d meet as you walk through the street.
In this post, you will see five self-confidence tips that would go a long way in your quest on how to build self-confidence in yourself. I will also give you two materials for free to boost your confidence. They are practical Self-Esteem activities you should take.
Let’s get the ball rolling, but not before we know what self-confidence is.
What is Self-Confidence?
Self-confidence is simply a feeling of trust in one’s abilities, qualities, and judgment. When you have self-confidence, you trust yourself and are fully confident in whatever you do. There is self-assurance and you admire your self-image. When one lacks self-confidence or have a low self-esteem, his life is affected in more ways than one. His quality of life plummets (if it was ever high), and his self-image to him is worthless.
Causes of low self-esteem or poor self-confidence
There are many factors which can cause you to have a poor self-esteem. These things sometimes might not be in our power to prevent, but the result is completely in our power to avoid. A few amongst the many causes of low self-confidence include but not limited to the following:
Getting lost in the crowd
Failure in ventures or in exams
Growing without one or both parents or growing up in a broken home.
Negative life habits or pattern
The list goes on and on!
How to build self-confidence in yourself
So what is the answer to how to build self-confidence in yourself?
Building your self-confidence isn’t a day’s job, but it isn’t beyond reach. It only requires your conscious effort. The following are simple self-confidence tips, then (as I said) you would get some two materials for your Self-Esteem activities.
Do what you love
One of how to build self-confidence in yourself is doing what you love. This is the first step you must take. Doing what you love isn’t difficult. Just as it sounds, when you want to go to a spar – do, to the Mall? Go. If you want noodles, eat it, if you want chocolate, enjoy it.
When you start doing what you love, your self-image starts to improve. You start seeing yourself in a different light. Your love for yourself not only increase but your self-love too. You now believe in your choices and options. However, you must be careful, since taking responsibility for yourself means you’re also responsible for the mistakes you make – of course.
However, this is also the reason why you’re on the journey. It is all about improving your esteem which you need to improve.
You must know yourself. Self-awareness is very important in the life of anybody. You must completely know who you are and what you want. Wait!!! Do you even know who you are? Go figure it.
Also in any situation, you should have an opinion that is uniquely yours. You must know what your thought is on this or that (put the topic here).
You don’t have to be opinionated anyway, having an opinion doesn’t mean you must force it on anyone. Having an opinion just means you won’t be pushed around, but do not be rigid.
Surround yourself with like-minded people
You cannot talk about how to build self-confidence in yourself without talking about those who inspire the best part of you. When you have people whose lifestyle and choices are different from yours, you tend to feel like fish out of water. When you are with like-minded people, you are free and can express yourself, which does a lot for your confidence and esteem.
However, you must be careful not to be too comfortable in your comfort zone. Try other waters too.
To get the best people, look in your church or religious places, school, and sports field or anywhere where what you love is being done.
Believe in yourself
Basically, poor self-confidence is either a result of not believing in oneself or brings about not believing in yourself. It is a cause and effect thing.
Handling it starts with you believing in yourself – period.
Understand that peoples opinion do not define you. Realize that you are what you are. Stop being scared of the unknown. If for instance, you have been given a speech to present, you take it head on. Worst case scenario, you fail in the speech, and can’t pronounce your name, best case scenario, you kill the speech!
Both are possible, but the former is more likely when you are dead scared before climbing on the podium, the latter would be the case when you believe your audience have all come to cheer you, and that’s just what you’d see, by mere believing in it, and holding on to your belief.
Believing in yourself have no substitute in this discussion of how to build self-confidence in yourself.
Improve yourself through constant self-development
If you’re not self-developing, you would not develop. It’s that simple. Look out for self-development tips, take confidence building courses, and practice various Self-Esteem activities you can find. You can also take the confidence test attached to this post.
What are Self-Esteem activities?
Self-Esteem activities are simple tasks that are done simply analyze and improve your self-image and give you a self-assurance needed to lead a happy life. You can get the two files embedded in this post to carry out a confidence test and a self-esteem test. Both are good Self-Esteem activities you should take to further improve yourself.
Free self-esteem activities
Here are four self-esteem activities for your perusal
Self-esteem questionnaire (Downloadable PDF)
Self-confidence guide (Downloadable PDF)
2 minutes simple confidence test (External) Get it here
2 minutes self-esteem test (External) Get it here
In the end, how to build self-confidence in yourself depends on you. By following the self-confidence tips and also take the Self-Esteem activities, you are sure to improve on your current confidence level. It is your responsibility to move from where you are today, to where you want to be in the end.
Over to you
What self-esteem activities have you taken? Have you ever taken any? What are the self-confidence tips you think have not been mentioned? Do let us know. If you also know confidence building courses, both paid and free, you can please recommend so we all get it. Kindly use the comment area below, and share this post too, someone needs it.