THE REWARDS OF A SELF-CONFIDENT YOU
We all dream about living our lives on our terms without worrying about what others will think.
We want to be free from self-criticism, our nagging self-doubts, and the fear that we just don’t measure up.
Unfortunately, a lot of people seem to think that self-confident, assertive people are born that way – and if you aren’t, there’s nothing you can do about it.
So, we dream about this version of ourselves, but we never bother to try and make it a reality.
However, there are tremendous rewards to transforming yourself into a more self-confident, assertive version of “you”.
When you struggle with self-esteem issues, your progress is stunted in every aspect of your life: relationships, career, education, finances.
Conversely, once you start correcting your negative self-identity, you will find that things fall into place much easier.
A self-confident you will feel an incredible weight lifted; you may feel a sense of peace you’ve never experienced before.
Self-doubt creates immense stress because you’re constantly replaying your actions wondering if you did something wrong.
You worry about making the right impression, about what others will think, and whether you are “good enough”.
Once you’ve moved past all this, your stress dissolves.
You’re able to focus on the things which really matter.
Being self-confident will allow you to do things which your low self-esteem kept you from.
You’ll ask for the promotion you deserve.
You’ll ask someone out instead of avoiding them because you’re afraid they’ll reject you.
Your world will open up in ways you thought were impossible for you.
Additionally, you will find that this increased self-confidence will:
Help You Become More Resilient
Your increased confidence will motivate you to try new things and you’ll learn that mistakes are an opportunity to learn and grow.
Once you accept that failure is part of life, you’ll be more willing to continue moving forward because you know that the more chances you take, the greater the odds are that you will succeed.
Increased confidence allows you to take actions which create a sense of accomplishment.
Whether it’s reaching a fitness goal, learned a new skill, or traveled to a new location, these steps will motivate you to continue stretching yourself.
Even if you’re faced with a setback or adversity, you’ll have the confidence to persevere.
Lead to Better Relationships
- A confident you can be present with others instead of focused on yourself.
- You won’t be worrying about what others think of you, you’ll be able to actively engage with other people and create deeper, more meaningful connections.
- You’ll understand that you deserve healthy relationships and can establish appropriate boundaries.
Finally, the most fulfilling reward is that developing confidence and a healthy self-esteem will allow you to accept yourself, weaknesses and all, knowing that they don’t devalue you.
- You’ll acknowledge your strengths and use them in line with your principles.
- You’ll be able to stand up for yourself without needing someone else’s approval.
- You’ll finally understand who you are and be able to express it fully.