Do you see yourself as a confident person or do you use negative thinking patterns to define who you are? It is a slippery slope that can lead you into deep doubt, frustration and anxiety.
The good news is that you can build your self-esteem just as much as you can exercise to build muscle. What is 'or'? Avoid these confidence killers.
It takes commitment and changes your thinking and your lifestyle. There is nothing less than satisfaction, joy, gratitude and confidence. By nature, some people are more confident than others.
Experts say that children themselves are born with a neutral idea. The way they have been raised, socialization and other factors can either create confidence or destroy it.
Your first mentors were your parents. When they use positive words and reassurance, it forces you to believe in your growth potential. Encouraging words like “you can do it” or “it’s okay, you’ll do better” has a long way to go to increase childhood respect.
However, verbal and psychological abuse at a young age can model less self-esteem in youth. Soon you may begin to think that you are incompetent, unwanted and unhealthy.
It creates patterns of negative thinking that develop in habits that can lead to emotional, physical and spiritual harm.
No matter how old you are or how deep your self-destructive thoughts and actions are, you can overcome them. You need to be completely different from the way you think about yourself.
Conversely, the Golden Rule means that one should treat oneself as one treats others.
Have you noticed any habits that can affect your confidence? With a little work and possibly therapy, you can break these habits and build their self-esteem to do business for them.
It is time for all of you to realize that you are as good as everyone else
Recognizing bad habits is the first step towards good thinking. You are on your way to earning the respect you deserve. Here are ten self-destructive habits that you can identify and change.
Being in a low oxygen room in a continuous negative environment is fine for you for a while but soon you will have difficulty breathing. Negativity is very contagious and can affect the strongest person.
Do you surround yourself with toxic people who always lower your mood and your confidence? Instead, try to hang out with people who create a party environment that makes everyone feel good about themselves.
Although you still have to deal with toxic people at one stage or another, you can still choose not to bring them into your inner circle.
It only happens when you are struggling to meet the end and wonder how others seem to be blessed everywhere. Self-pity and petty violence can create negative thinking patterns that can lower your self-confidence.
You may start to think that you are not good enough or that you will always have bad luck.
Remember the old saying that no one knows what happens behind closed doors? Even the richest people in the world have problems that weigh heavily on their minds.
When you realize that materialism will not buy you joy, you can see the blessings you have received and be grateful for them.
If you want to gain confidence in yourself, you have to stop everything extra.
This does not mean that you should study and think about making important decisions in your life. When you are not confident about your decision-making ability and skills, you are thinking about things regularly.
Excessive decision making and circumstances can put you under extreme stress. Many studies warn that stress can lead to mental health problems, coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, cancer and even premature death.
Learn to trust your instincts and know that you can make wise decisions and that certain situations are out of your control.
We all know a few who keep their minds in the past. You will notice that they rarely use the present or the future when speaking. Of course, remembering your good times several years ago may be fun and healthy but the past may not capture your life.
The state of mind of the past can be especially damaging when you are constantly plunged into painful memories. It keeps you from self-confidence and can fill your life with doubt, pain, annoyance and frustration.
The present life makes you happy for what you are now and what you have.
Did you know that Stephen King’s first novel Carrie has been rejected a hundred times? Still, he has become iconic by pushing through the sting of rejection to make the classic horror film.
He went on to write 86 books and several of his books became box office hits. When you use failure as a learning tool for success, you improve your self-confidence.
You are not alone when it comes to errors and mistakes. However, healthy and confident people will acknowledge their mistakes, apologize and learn from them.
Instead of using them as heating rods, use your faults and failures as your best ladder.
Some may think it is a clich, but counting your grace is one of the best lessons in life. When did you see the beautiful things in your life? Also, have you thought about being grateful for the things that “don’t”?
Gratitude is a precursor to confidence and a bright personality.
Mentioning your many benefits every day makes you feel blessed, happy and secure. Some people find it helpful to write a daily or periodical and to keep a grateful journey for reflection.
Comparing yourself unfairly with others is one of the biggest killers of self-confidence! It is human nature to measure oneself against the appearance and skills of others.
Fortunately, this comparison is a part of the competition and aimed at improving oneself. However, it becomes a problem when it lowers your self-esteem.
The media and Hollywood often set unrealistic expectations of people, especially women.
The most beautiful people on screen and in the pictures have the magic of light, camera, makeup, photo enhancement and plastic surgery. Remember that it is the actor in fictional situations that is not a substitute for reality.
Judge yourself unfairly in the eyes of your friends and family who think you are more beautiful, more successful and more talented than you are.
When you can celebrate your uniqueness and be proud of your skills and accomplishments, you will be able to realize true confidence.
Do you admire people who have seen danger with their eyes without shaking? The qualities of being brave and having courage are very poorly understood.
When you are brave, you are still afraid but you overcome the fear to defeat your opponent.
If you are determined to have a defeatist attitude, it destroys your self-confidence and brings more negativity into your life. Often you will find that the things you are most afraid of rarely happen.
So instead of falling into the shadow of fear, you can be brave at once.
Even without realizing it, you are practising some of these confidence killers. The remedy is to believe in yourself, stay positive and express gratitude. When you keep these actions in mind, you will see that you have always been “good enough”.