To Thine own self be true! "William Shakespeare"
*Stop self-sabotage and judgment of yourself base of past and even present happenings in your life's outside events.
*Evaluate and set goals on the basis of what you can realistically achieve, and then work step-by-step to develop your potential.
*Learn to think differently. When you fall into self-criticism and unconfident thoughts, note them and change them to positive thoughts.Learn to think differently. When you fall into self-criticism and unconfident thoughts, note them and change them to positive thoughts.
*Forgive yourself and others for past mistakes. Holding and harboring old unresolved issues take a lot of time and energy you could be used in more productive ways.
*Love yourself enough to let go of past hurt and the people who hurt you.
*Onward and upward to a more productive and positive life and living.
*View yourself and you having a greater life full of laughter and liberty.
*Emphasize your strengths. Focus on what you can do rather than what you cannot.
San Francisco, CA
Many factors affect the development of self-confidence. Parents' attitudes are crucial to children's feelings about themselves, particularly in children's early years. When parents provide acceptance, children receive a solid foundation for good feelings about themselves. If one or both parents are excessively critical or demanding, or if they are overprotective and discourage moves toward independence, children may come to believe they are incapable, inadequate, or inferior. However, if parents encourage children's moves toward self-reliance and accept and love their children when they make mistakes, children will learn to accept themselves and will be on their way to developing self-confidence.
Surprisingly, lack of self-confidence is not necessarily related to lack of ability. Instead, it is often the result of focusing too much on the unrealistic expectations or standards of others, especially parents and society. Friends' influences can be as powerful or more powerful than those of parents and society in shaping feelings about one's self.
Any discussion of confidence should include information on self-esteem. While self-confidence is the knowledge that you can succeed at something, self-esteem is the capacity to like and love your self, and feel worthwhile, irrespective of all the ups and downs of life. It is your values, beliefs and personal philosophy by which you define your personal worth.
Someone with a healthy self-esteem simply likes himself or herself. A healthy self-esteem is not contingent on success because there are always failures to contend with. Neither is it a result of comparing ourselves with others because there is always someone better. With a healthy self-esteem, we like ourselves because of who we are and not because of what we can or cannot do.
On the other hand, low self-esteem fosters many unhealthy behaviors. Even though we might become aware of these behavioral problems, it's often a difficult task to change them unless the root of the problem, low self-esteem, is dealt with first.
How is the development of your "Confidence?"
Los Angeles, CA
Self-confidence allows you to have positive yet realistic views of yourself and the situations in which you are involved. If you have self-confidence, typically you do not fear challenges, you are able to stand up for what you believe, and you have the courage to admit your limitations.
Be True To "YOU!"
New York City, NY