The more answers checked the more opportunity you have to work on your self-confidence. One of the easiest ways to work on self-confidence is to assess your comfort level in accepting compliments from others and correct it. How do you react when someone pays you a compliment or gives positive feedback? Most people who struggle with that will show a lower level of self-confidence.
Correcting this is simple: learn to respond with “Thank You.” Stop making excuses or reasons for it, and simply state thank you. This straightforward response will improve your relationship with others, and most importantly, with yourself. If you can not accept compliments from others, how do you expect to recognize your qualities? Start by showing a different behavior in your external world, and your inner world will positively change.
Another way to build self-confidence is to strengthen your self-esteem and how you perceive yourself. Improve your perception of yourself, and you are less likely to see the gaps in your behaviors.
Self-esteem is how we perceive or evaluate our worth and is the ultimate belief we place on ourselves. People with high self-esteem tend to be more comfortable with their true selves and demonstrate more integrity. When we have high self-esteem, we respect our true selves. On the other hand, people with low self-esteem will often stop themselves from doing something or expressing who they are out of fear they will not be accepted and loved for who they are.
Our fear of being judged often leads us to behave in a way that is not aligned with what our heart wants because we want to feel accepted and loved by others. To overcome this fear, you should let go of the need for approval from others slowly. You can do so by taking the time to accept yourself first, and then you can express who you are without feeling like others will judge you.
Let’s evaluate your level of self-esteem; check all that apply to you.