Self confidence…or a lack of it is a big issue in life for many people. It can have a great impact on how we spend our lives and may ultimately shape our destinies.
This post will take a look at some rewards of being more self confident and the benefits they can bring if we were to work on this aspect of our lives a little more.
We all dream about living our lives on our own terms without worrying about what others will think.
We want to be free from self-criticism, our nagging self-doubts and the fear that we just don’t measure up.
Unfortunately, a lot of people seem to think that self-confident, assertive people are born that way…and if you aren’t, well…there’s just nothing you can do about it. So we dream about this version of ourselves, but we never bother to try and make it a reality.
Rewards Of Being More Self Confident
However, there are tremendous rewards to transforming yourself into a more self-confident, assertive version of “you”. When you struggle with self-esteem issues, your progress can be stunted in every aspect of your life including relationships, career, education, finances etc.
Conversely, once you start correcting your negative self-identity, you will find that things fall into place much easier.
A more self-confident you will feel an incredible weight lifted from your shoulders, you may even feel a sense of peace you’ve never experienced before.
Self-doubt creates immense stress because you’re constantly replaying your actions and wondering if you did something wrong. You worry about making the right impression, about what others will think and whether you are “good enough”. Once you’ve moved past all this, your stress dissolves.
When you alleviate the common misconceptions about self confidence you will able to focus on the things which really matter.
Get What You Deserve In Life
Increased self-confidence will allow you to do things your low self-esteem prevented you from doing. You’ll ask for the promotion you deserve. You’ll ask someone out instead of avoiding them because you’re afraid they might reject you. Your world will open up in ways you thought were impossible for you.
Additionally, you will find that this increased self-confidence will:
Help You Become More Resilient
Your elevated confidence will establish a greater mental toughness and motivate you to try new things. You will learn that mistakes are an opportunity to learn and grow.
Once you accept that failure is part of life, you’ll be more willing to continue moving forward because you know that the more chances you take, the greater the odds are that you will succeed.
Increased confidence enables you to take actions which create a sense of accomplishment. Whether it’s reaching a fitness goal, learning a new skill or travelling to a new location, these steps will motivate you to continue stretching yourself.
Furthermore, if you’re faced with a setback or adversity, you’ll have the confidence to persevere.
Lead to Better Relationships
A confident you can be present with others instead of negatively focusing on yourself. You won’t be worrying about what others think of you, you’ll be able to actively engage with other people and create deeper, more meaningful connections.
You’ll understand that you deserve healthy relationships and can establish appropriate boundaries.
Finally, the most fulfilling reward is that developing more self confidence and higher self-esteem will allow you to accept yourself, weaknesses and all….and know that they don’t devalue you.
You’ll acknowledge your strengths and use them in line with your principles. You’ll be able to stand up for yourself without needing someone else’s approval.
You will also finally understand who you are and be able to express yourself in a much more confident manner.
To Your Increased Self Confidence!
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