Bridget C. Williams
Confidence comes from feelings of well-being, acceptance of your body and mind (self-esteem) and belief in your own ability, skills, and experience. This is some practical advice to help build your confidence.
Confidence is not something that can be learned like a set of rules; confidence is a state of mind. Positive thinking, practice, training, knowledge and talking to other people are all useful ways to help improve or boost your confidence levels.
Low-confidence can be a result of many factors including fear of the unknown, criticism, being unhappy with personal appearance (self-esteem), feeling unprepared, poor time-management, lack of knowledge and previous failures.
When handling circumstances confidence is challenged at times, our confidence to perform roles and tasks can increase and decrease; some days we may feel more confident than others.
Confidence and Self-Esteem are not the same things, although they are often linked.
Confidence is the term we use to describe how we feel about our ability to perform roles, functions, and tasks.
Self-esteem is how we feel about ourselves, the way we look, the way we think – whether or not we feel worthy or valued.
People with low self-esteem often also suffer from generally low confidence, but people with good self-esteem can also have low confidence. It is also perfectly possible for people with low self-esteem to be very confident in some areas.
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