In the words of Samuel Johnson, one of the most famous literary figures of the 18th century,
“Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.”
This self-confidence enabled him to become a revolutionary lexicographer who developed the dictionary of the English Language.
His quote is incredibly meaningful, especially today, as nothing can be achieved if you don’t believe in yourself and your abilities. While you might have created amazing goals for your life journey, your self-esteem and confidence are what fuels the will to achieve those goals. Do you think the famous Instagram influencers would become so popular if they didn’t have the confidence or believed in themselves?
People running low on self-esteem and confidence are unable to achieve their goals and often end up spending their lives in the safety of their comfort zone.
Many people struggle with confidence and self-esteem issues. The good news is that there are plenty of ways you can boost your self-esteem and confidence for the better.
Here are some tips to get you started:
Comparing yourself and your life with others is one of the most damaging habits for your self-esteem and confidence. A study conducted in 2018 found a direct link between benign envy and low self-esteem. According to the study, people who often compare themselves with others experience envy without being aware of it. The more benign envy they experience, the more damage they do to their self-esteem.
Instead of comparing yourself to the success and achievements of other people, focus on your own journey. Everyone goes through life at their own pace and trying to fit into someone else’s timeline will only cause more damage to your confidence.
People who struggle with low self-esteem have trouble visualizing themselves succeeding at anything. The poor perception of self makes them focus on the weakest parts of their personality. Practice visualizing the best parts of your personality and the achievements you’re most proud of instead of focusing on the negativity.
Self-doubt is one of the worst things that can affect your self-esteem. A famous quote from Napoleon Hill comes to mind here, “What the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” Believe you can, and you will make it happen!
The human mind has an amazing ability to shield itself from fears by avoiding thinking about it. However, ignoring your fears and not acting on your goals due to those fears can eat up your confidence like termites. Even though you don’t acknowledge your fears, that doesn’t mean they aren’t there eating away at the very foundation of your personality.
Facing your fears is something that is easier said than done, but it has been proven to be quite effective in the medical world. Also known as exposure therapy, the technique involves engaging in the source of anxiety to break the pattern of avoidance and fear. The controlled exposure allows the person to feel confident and deal with the fears in a manner that isn’t overwhelming.
Hypnotherapy is a powerful technique that can help you target the root cause of your lack of confidence and low self-esteem. It can empower you to rid yourself of the negative thinking patterns and overly critical thoughts that prevent you from becoming a bold and confident person.
At Easy Willpower, we can help you feel better about yourself and boost your self-worth with a few simple self-hypnosis sessions. You can also book private hypnosis sessions with the hypnotherapy expert, Rena Greenberg, for a more customized experience according to your needs.
Get in touch with the skilled hypnotherapist, Rena Greenberg today, or check out some of our revolutionary hypnotherapy programs for stress relief, mindfulness, weight loss, and smoking cessation.
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