Self-confidence is an important aspect of our personality or character because a higher level of self-confidence allows us to achieve the things in life we have set as goals. It allows us to progress and move on. Self-esteem gives us the motivation to actually do the things we want to do or set out to do. It gives us the belief that we can do it, that we are capable of doing it. This can be considered the push we need to start doing something. Often, after we start, the rest is easy.
Having low self-esteem, however, is a lot more common in our society than we may think. A reduction in self-esteem can come about from a negative experience that has significantly impacted us. Sometimes, having low self-esteem can come about from other people saying negative things to us. Telling us we can’t do this or that. If we believe them, it affects our sense of self-worth and self-confidence. This can then stop us from achieving what we want to do in life. We don’t think we can and, therefore, we don’t even try. If left unchecked, this can lead to symptoms of depression and/or anxiety.
If you feel your level of self-esteem and self-confidence is stopping you from living your life the way you want to, contact us at MindWise Parramatta and let us help you enhance your life.