Updated: Dec 12, 2021
Having confidence means knowing your own self-worth, what you’re good at and conveying it to others.
But who has the time to explore their self-confidence?
We’re living at a time when appearances can be deceiving, and it’s very easy to lose yourself in all the hype of how we should dress and talk and eat and act - social media has everything laid out for us. It isn’t always something you inherently have; sometimes you have to work at it. And once you do build it up, you have to keep working at it, as it can be easily torn down.
Working at building your confidence, though, doesn’t always come easy; is it really worth the effort? What’s even in it for you? Today we'll talk about five key benefits that you can get from working on your confidence.
1) Improved Performance
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 or chance getting a promotion. 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.
2) Ease of Social Situations
Those who are more confident tend to be at ease in social situations. Due to their confidence, they don’t need to rely on the views of others for validation or their opinions for their own self-worth. This results in a greater sense of ease in these situations.
It helps you to more freely be yourself. The positive energy and confidence these people exude in these situations attracts others to them and puts them at a greater ease as they go through new experiences.
3) 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.
Those children who grow up with a higher sense of confidence tend to get better grades, perform better in school, take better care of themselves, and tend to excel in sports, the arts, and socialization.
4) 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. 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.
5) 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 squelch the common feelings of insecurity and doubt that crop up.
When you’re confident, you KNOW, 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.
Confidence is a trait 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 those, it might even take far more motivation than for those to whom it comes easily. Reaching out to a group or coaching, take up an activity that you can progress at your pace, all options!
Don’t wait; start look inside at what makes you amazing! Make a list of 25 things that are all YOU and wonderful.
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Want more? Listen in as we talk more about this on the Soul Inspired Podcast - Confidence: Build it. Keep it!