Self-Confidence Vs Self-Esteem – How Can They Relate To Our Success?
People who have a strong sense of self-confidence versus those with low self-confidence are very different, physically and conceptually. This is not so much of an argument for the value of having both. A strong self-confidence and self-esteem are critical for success and life in general. However, self-confidence and self-esteem can be developed and strengthened, and one can build on these positive qualities even better as one grows older. As children we learn and develop our self-confidence through our experiences, but as adults it comes more naturally. We learn who we are and what we like to do, what helps us get through life and which challenges us to achieve our goals.
When comparing self-confidence and self-esteem on the whole, it is important to remember that a person with high self-confidence has fewer worries and stresses in their lives than a person with low self-confidence. The stress levels of those with high self-confidence are brought about by the quality of their lives and their experiences, not by their fears or negative attributes. They are less worried about trivialities, they live for the moment and look at the big picture, and they have higher expectations for themselves and their lives. Their goals and achievements are more solid and their self-confidence and self-esteem are in higher demand, too.
One way to strengthen our self-confidence is to engage in positive self-confidence affirmations. These can help us to see more clearly and feel better about what we are doing and where we are going in life. These affirmations also help us to take better care of our self-image and we can use self-affirmation in every area of our lives – from our relationships to our careers to our finances and well-being. Here are some of the self-confidence affirmations that can help us to build on our strengths:
I am Who I Am: Self-confidence and self-esteem are not the same as self-esteem because self-confidence is based on internal qualities that we develop through effort and persistence. Self-esteem, on the other hand, is something that we acquire and which others evaluate us by. We may be confident and self-confident to a limited degree and it may even be accurate to some extent but only because we have internalized aspects of who we are and which make us feel good about who we are. On the other hand, self-confidence comes from our consistent application of our positive qualities and from recognizing the positive aspects of our true nature.
I Can Handle Whatever Comes My Way: Self-confidence and well-being do not depend on external events, but on our ability to handle them. When confronted with threats, opportunities, or difficulties, people with self-confidence have the mental capacity to deal with it effectively, and in most cases, they manage to do so without panicking, crying, or becoming hysterical. Conversely, those with low self-esteem and less self-confidence do not have the mental capacity to handle such problems and turn them into opportunities for learning and growth. Instead, they become emotionally paralyzed and are unable to act at all. Controlling your emotions and not letting them control you is one of the fundamental skills of controlling anxiety and panic attacks. It will also help you to develop your inner strengths and make you a better lover, friend, and spouse.
I Am a Unique Being Who Is Appreciated and Loved: Many times when we encounter negative feedback from people who perceive us as being less than who we really are, we tend to take it personally. If this happens regularly, our self-confidence levels diminish and become weaker and our relationships with others and with ourselves start to suffer. Controlling your negative emotions and replacing them with more positive qualities that make you a valuable person starts with affirmations.
I Am a Flawless, Enduring Human Being: The truth is that we can never be perfect because there is always room for improvement. We also come in different colors, shapes, and sizes. When others see us as possessing only a few important positive qualities, they may begin to see us in a negative light. However, if we constantly remind ourselves of our uniqueness and our important positive qualities – including our ability to love ourselves and be accepted by others – we can change the way we perceive ourselves and believe the positive things that we want to believe.
I Can Learn What Other People Can Learn: When we constantly read about others who have overcome adversity and learned to conquer their fears, we can draw upon these examples to help us avoid similar pitfalls and triumph over fears that may stand in the way. We can also learn from other’s experiences to avoid similar situations in the future. Controlling our self-confidence and improving our self-esteem are two essential components of success that are worth learning more about.