What does it mean to have confidence?

Confidence means feeling sure of yourself and your abilities, in a secure and humble way. Confidence is a quiet inner knowledge that you’re capable. Confident people feel secure, rather than insecure. Confidence is a natural expression of ability, expertise, and self-regard.

What are some of the signs you lack confidence?

  • You often hesitate and lack assertiveness
  • Socially withdrawn
  • Unable to accept compliments
  • You neglect yourself
  • You don’t trust your own judgement
  • You rely on your phone for comfort in social situations
  • Too scared, self-conscious and anxious to voice your opinion
  • You take constructive criticism personally
  • You blame others
  • You use defensive body language
  • You have a tendency to be pessimistic
  • You have perfectionistic tendencies
  • You avoid eye contact
  • You lack setting and keeping boundaries
  • You don’t feel you are enough or good enough
  • You don’t stand up for your beliefs
  • Have difficulty discerning who to listen to
  • Lack of confidence in your decision making
  • Lack of belief in decision making
  • Anxiety and emotional turmoil
  • Worry what other people think
  • Unwilling to take on a challenge
  • You expect very little out of life
  • You always back down during disagreements
  • You don’t like to speak up in a group conversation
  • You feel a need to constantly justify and explain yourself
  • You keep the peace rather than speaking your truth
  • You need to seek approval
  • You fear the future
  • You apologise a lot
  • You have self-depreciating humour
  • You have difficulty enjoying your own success
  • You lack confidence in you own your own opinions
  • You’re easily influenced by what others say
  • Uncomfortable being yourself
  • Lack of confidence in your decision making

If you are lacking self-confidence, you do have the ability to improve it!

If you believe you are incompetent, not good enough or have other limiting and negative qualities, you can turn these beliefs around.

You can start feeling self-assured and capable of following your dreams despite old familiar internal negative voices
While there might not be one single thing you can do to boost your confidence, there are steps and a range of therapeutic approaches which you can take to boost your confidence, increase positive self-belief and overall self-image.

Are you ready to make a change?

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