Is self-confidence important?
Yes, it is 100% important because you can go after things that you want, you can be more successful, happier, more fulfilled, whatever else you’re trying to target. Good news is it is, it is a skill that can be acquired. It is not something that you’re just born with confidence, you can acquire self-confidence.
So today we’ll talk about why it’s so important.
The first thing is you get to know more about who you are, what you stand for, what you believe in, what your values are because when you’re a confident person, you’re going to understand yourself better.
You’re going to know what makes you tick. And if you know what makes you tick, then you’re going to make better decisions. Better decisions lead to better outcomes in your life.
The second reasons why self-confidence is so important is you will have better relationships. You’ll simply be able to talk to people better. You’re going to be better in social situations. You’re going to be better at work and networking situations. You’re going to have these better relationships because you are confident. You aren’t so much in your head. You’re not thinking
I hope I say the right thing. I hope I didn’t say the wrong thing. What are they going to think about me? How am I standing? What am I doing?
Have you ever been in an interview or even just talking to someone socially and all you’re thinking about is what you’re going to say next? Or you’re thinking to yourself, I hope that sound okay.
Oh my God, what did I just say?
It’s about getting out of your head and being present and being engaged in the moment. If you can do that, it’s going to create more confidence in you. And if you can do that, you’re going to have better relationships.
The third one is confidence leads to action.
You take action because you have a belief that you can move forward, that you can achieve the things that you want to do. However, looking through a different lens is crucial here, because if you’re going to be taking on new challenges, you’re going to feel like uncomfortable, right?
You’re getting out of your comfort zone. You’re going to feel uncomfortable. You’re going to have those feelings inside you.
What are they going to think about me? What if I mess up?
Rather than looking at it like that, it’s important to look through a lens of I’m learning and growing. So take action and learn from it. Be confident in the process, be confident that you are building the competencies and this will help you take more action. This way you’re confident in the process rather than thinking to yourself that you’re not good enough.
The fourth one is you’re doing more of what you want. You’re doing more of what you want because you can say yes or no to things confidently. And how can you do that? You can do that because you understand what you’re about. You understand what makes you tick. And you understand your values. So you’re able to then make better decisions confidently
The next one is you just feel freer when you’re self-confident, you feel freer in your mind. You’re calmer in your mind. There’s not that self-doubt, you’re not shackled by the fear. You’re not shackled by that self-doubt, that inner critic.
Lastly, you’re gonna have more success. Success at work, in sport, in relationships. Why? Because you’re taking action. You’re growing, you’re learning. See the problem with lacking self-confidence is, it’s a massive action blocker. It prevents people from chasing their dreams. It prevents people from meeting people. It prevents people from finding that ideal partner from being good in social situations. It prevents you from having success. So learning how to acquire self-confidence is important to you.