Working On Yourself - Strengthening Self-confidence

Working On Yourself - Strengthening Self-confidence
Srdjan Kali

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Srdjan Kali

Nov 4, 2019

Self-esteem refers to how we view and describe ourselves.

It represents the opinion we have about ourselves, as well as the value we give to ourselves as a person. Although positive thinking about ourselves is always linked to our achievements so far, most successful people are not able to explain on what basis their confidence rests or by what methods they have developed it. Self-confidence is a prerequisite for all the pursuits and goals we strive for. It drives and guides us through the process of self-realization, and is achieved through continuous work on ourselves.

Unfortunately, self-esteem can often be based on irrational grounds or an unrealistic picture of oneself. In most cases, lack of self-esteem is associated with unconscious problems or negative beliefs, which always causes consequences for the person and their life. Positive self-esteem builds slowly and evolves over time. Below you will find some of the methods by which you will be able to value yourself more, but also to strengthen your confidence and character.

Be Brave and Have an Attitude

Failure should not be a cause for fear of quitting. Any attempt that does not end the way you imagine is good is precisely because you have discovered how to act the next time you find yourself in a similar situation. Failure is not your enemy. He is an integral part of every ascent, professional and life development. Manage your thoughts, focus on the good, and get started. Boldness in trying significantly influences self-confidence, but also safety when embarking on new life adventures.

Take a stand. Identify and highlight your strengths. Rely on them and confidently approach the task ahead. Looking back on our successes so far helps us to be more courageous in acting. There is no person who does not feel nervous or afraid on the eve of the realization of important ideals. However, it is up to you not to let those feelings get stronger and to overwhelm you. If you know what you are doing and why to put your fear aside and step safely towards realizing your intentions and ambitions.


Crystallize and set clear goals significantly influences our attitude when they are realized. Goals that are based on realistic grounds, and which we define with a high level of self-awareness, certainly have a predisposition to be achieved. Self-confidence is built on achievements, on plans that we have made through our own efforts. Cold heads, considering all the facts, set a higher goal, then stammer and slowly move toward it.

Justifying your own aspirations and expectations is not easy. In order to be successful in this, we need to address them gradually, step by step. Break down your goal into tasks that you will solve in order and priorities. Completing one task leads to the next while solving each successive level of satisfaction you feel is greater. Big changes and accomplishments take time, and progress always happens gradually. Determine what is what you want to work on and be patient with yourself.


We define intuition as an unconscious process of processing information. We treat it as a hunch, doubt, or hint that has the power to govern our actions and decisions. Anything of an intuitive nature is irrational, so it is not scientifically sound or scientifically explanatory. However, this does not detract from the significant function of intuition in the many choices and decisions we choose. By combining the conscious and the unconscious, instinct and reason into the same point, we get that inner voice that guides us through numerous life events.

Given our often unconscious perception and understanding, sometimes we will not be able to define why we want to do something. On the other hand, many claims that intuition is reliable because it rests on past knowledge and experience. According to them, each of us has inner orientations that pull him to a certain side. Believe these hints and listen to them. Do not give up on your intuitive judgment even when others object to it. Focus on your inner motives and act on yourself. In this way, you also raise your self-confidence to a higher level.


Constructive criticism is often more useful than any compliments you can get. The role of the negative opinions of others is not to negatively influence your work. As there are well-meaning and malicious criticisms, it is up to you to turn to those through whom you can learn something. For starters, you should not view the opinions of others as negative, but only as those that are different from yours. After all, if they did not exist, how would we view certain problem situations from a different angle?

Criticism contributes to perfecting your skills and abilities. Pointing out individual weaknesses or mistakes when creating certain tasks helps us to develop and discover ourselves further. Remember, negative comments do not attack you or describe you as a person. They are a recipe for improvement and progress, with which we certainly raise our sense of personal worth to a higher level. Don't wait for the comments of others, but look for them yourself. Ask your colleagues and friends what you need to work on to ensure a safer path to a fuller realization of yourself.


They say repetition is the mother of wisdom. And that's true. By practicing certain actions and skills, we become more confident and free to perform them. That rule is applicable to everything we do. If we pay enough attention to an activity, it will become routine over time, or at least we will return to it without fear or self-doubt. Regardless of their field of work, all those who are successful in their work will say that they have built confidence, among other things, through continuous training and improvement.

Systematic repetition contributes to our workforce, our resourcefulness, and our confidence. Exercise influences the approach and solving of tasks in which our skills and abilities come to the fore. Expose yourself. Define and realize on a daily basis the tasks through which you will develop your talents and skills. When you face the first serious challenge, you will be more determined and courageous, reflecting on the quality of your handling and dealing with the problem.



Do more of what you love and are good at. It is a necessary condition for strengthening self-confidence, but also for experiencing yourself as a worthy personality. The activities or jobs we are successful in expanding our list of achievements and thus directly influence the development of a positive self-image. Of course, what we like to do may not be strictly job-related. Staying in nature, attending various cultural events, spending time with ourselves or loved ones are just some of the activities that make us feel peaceful and well.

Do not lose sight of your comfort zone. While we should not allow them to take up much of our time in the long run, we should not bypass or neglect them. Through them, feeling comfortable and calm, we build a sense of stability and security.

Listen to your intuition and trust in your strengths and successes so far. Be bold in defining goals and determined to accomplish them. Appreciate the opinions of others and then further develop your skills through exercise. A confident person is not born. It takes consistent and persistent work on yourself to build your confidence confidently and rationally.


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