Face your fears, negative thinking makes it look even worse than it is: like mission impossible…
You have to have context to know where you stand in every situation in life because without it, you end up owning the reactions others give you and that’s where most people get in trouble. Be yourself, you can be a yourself and still have a good time without having to cuddle the identity of that other person.
Developing a strong sense of self is fundamental for building confidence – do something well and believe you’re doing it well and that you are benefiting others. When you do this, even the slightest grumbles from other people do not phase you as you know that what you are doing is genuinely good.
“Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Source: Eleanor Roosevelt.
Whether you think you can or think you can’t – you are right. Surely nobody can hold you down except your yourself. You just need to continue building on you current self esteem. With time you will realize that you have more confidence than the average people. Read motivational materials and look at yourself with pride. You have come a long way and should keep up the spirit.
Self-trust can be lost but with a little effort it also can be restored. Many of us suffer from the symptoms of self-doubt: crippling indecision, constant desire for approval, perfectionism, and the fear of failure. In other words, knowing yourself + loving yourself = trusting yourself… Don’t be afraid to show others who you are. It is strength to show your vulnerabilities, not a weakness.
I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
You are the one who put me together inside my mother’s body, and I praise you because of the wonderful way you created me.
For the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught.