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How To Build The Self-Confidence You Need To Win At Life - Darius Foroux

Self-confidence without competence is of as little use as is competence without self-confidence.

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Lack Of Self-Confidence

... is associated with:

  • Depression
  • loneliness and feeling left out
  • Lower academic achievement
  • Lower life satisfaction

Building Your Self-Confidence

You become more self-confident if you become better at what you do. 

The process goes like this:

  1. Improve your competencies
  2. Put them into practice
  3. See results
  4. Grow more confident
  5. Repeat

"Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.” 

"Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.” 

Skills everyone can benefit from

  • Emotional intelligence: Understanding other people’s emotions and how to respond to them. 
  • Self-awareness: Try to understand why you do what you do, what you can do better, and what you’re doing well. Know yourself.
  • Problem-solving: Identifying issues, find and evaluate different solutions and choose the most appropriate option.

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'There’s just not enough time'
This excuse means a lack of desire, focus, discipline, and direction.
It suggests the wrong priorities or time management problems. It could also indicate laziness or procrastination.

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The Perfectionist

They set the bar excessively high for themselves and when they fail to reach their goals, they experience major self-doubt. For this type, success is rarely satisfying because they believe they could’ve done even better.

But that’s not productive. Learning to celebrate achievements is essential if you want to avoid burnout and find contentment.

The Superwoman/man

Impostor workaholics are actually addicted to the validation that comes from working, not to the work itself. They push themselves to work harder, to measure up with their colleagues.

Start drifting away from external validation. No one should have more power to make you feel good about yourself than you.

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