Do you battle with self-sabotage or low self-esteem? Even the best people struggle with voices of self-criticism that shout louder than voices of self-approval. Most people would rather not have to give themselves continual pep talks, but doing so seems to be part of life.
Self-sabotagers often live under the presumption that they're not measuring up. They presume they've fallen short or disappointed someone. Some people are overly hard on themselves. Though doing a great job, they don't measure up to their own high standards.
But all people make mistakes. Self-confident people set reasonable standards and learn from their mistakes. Self-confident people don't worry what others think. They stay resilient and move forward.
Trust Facts not Feelings
It's also too easy to navigate life based on how you're feeling. If you're feeling down on yourself, you'll have low self-esteem. But feelings waiver, and aren't dependable.
It's better to acknowledge that everyone has some bad days that are gloomier, less productive and disappointing. Don't measure yourself by how you're feeling daily. Challenge your thoughts with the truth. Walk through bad days until you rebound.
How to Develop Self-Confidence
If you're to manage the waves of life that oppose you successfully, you'll need to develop a stronger sense of self. Developing confidence will help you push through self-doubt and help you live the life you really want.
There are many routes to developing self-confidence. Here are but a few to incorporate into your daily routine:
Greater self-confidence can be yours if you work steps such as these listed. As you see yourself overcome challenges, you will develop greater resilience. As you take new steps, you'll see that you are transforming into a more confident person
Stop self-sabotage from creeping into your life. Review these steps regularly and keep building your confidence.
By Rafael Tomik for BeGreat.com
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