Self confidence is the fuel that transforms dreams into reality and makes life’s obstacles an opportunity to expand potential.
"Low self-confidence isn't a life sentence. Self-confidence can be learned, practiced, and mastered--just like any other skill. Once you master it, everything in your life will change for the better." --Barrie Davenport.
self esteem vs self confidence
Self-esteem and self-confidence might sound like the same thing, but they play different roles in helping us achieve our dreams. As explained in the video on the side, you can think of self-esteem as liking yourself or being your own best friend. It’s about feeling good about who you are. Self-confidence, on the other hand, is about believing you can do things well, like nailing a test or rocking a presentation.
Imagine someone who’s very intelligent, with lots of degrees, but they’re scared to go after a big job or start their own business. That’s a lack of self-confidence. Even if they’re the smartest person around, doubting their abilities holds them back. Then there’s someone who might not have finished school but jumps at opportunities without worrying about the details. They believe they’ll figure things out no matter what. That’s self-confidence in action.
What we learn from this is that believing in yourself and your abilities plays a vital role in the results we achieve. It doesn’t matter how much you know or how many degrees you have; if you believe you can do something, you’re halfway there. Self-esteem and self-confidence together are like a secret weapon for chasing and grabbing hold of big dreams.
We will be exploring ways to build both in upcoming newsletters so you can enjoy being happy, healthy, wealthy and free.