Concept and What is: Self-confidence | Psychology

Self-confidence in simple terms means confidence in yourself. To inspire confidence to others, you must learn to have confidence in you.

Self-confident people are decided, without being arrogant or defensive, present themselves in a secure manner, have ease of expressing their opinions, challenges, mastering new works and take sensible decisions even under pressure.

The development of self-confidence starts in childhood. An overprotective or authoritarian education given by parents can result in unsafe and children unprepared to assume responsibilities. Parents who allow children to express their own opinions and desires stimulate the development of the ability to decide with confidence.

As we move forward to adulthood, cultivate self-reliance should be a constant exercise, seeking to overcome the fears and overcome the weaknesses. For both, the self-esteem exercises a fundamental influence. Like himself, believe that it can and that is so smart and competent as the other is essential to success.

However, the self-confidence is extremely volatile. In the course of life, our experiences will filing imaginary monsters in our minds that can undermine self-confidence. Rejections, losses, conflicts, crises and errors, can change our lives according to the way the face. There are people who do not have arisen after a defeat. Other lost hope after suffering losses. Some young people have become unsafe as a result of any public humiliation or because they do not have an appearance sickening media standards. The complexity of the human mind can do a disappointment to become an emotional disaster.

Successful people, self-confident, are not privileged people, either possess superior genetic characteristics. Thomas Edison believed that human achievements consist of 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. In other words, it is necessary to train the intellectual and emotional strength to cross the territory of fear and overcome adversity, since these always emerge at some point in the life of any person. The truth is that most people haven't learned the secrets to use your mind in a positive and useful, just in a negative way and destructive. The media wash our minds with unshakable confidence promises after gaining material goods. This way all our "confidence" comes from outside and not inside. We are dependent on people and things to feel good. And this generates a life of frustration, because we're never happy with our own image. Always want more and more. But fortunately there is a way to change that. Through the use of psychological strategies can we reprogram our mind, dramatically changing the way we think and act.

How to make this training? The first step is to be willing to take risks. Err in any decision is inevitable, but while we assume the right to decide, we're correcting our routes and acquiring self-confidence. Decision-making, like any other technique you want to optimize, improves to the extent that the practice more often. The more decisions you take, the more you realize you're in fact in control of your life. You will feel so anxious to face future challenges, which will see as an opportunity to establish new distinctions and spend your life to the next level. Another important measure is to not submit to the defeatist feelings. Fight for your goals will not always be an easy task, but with perseverance you can reach them. Despite our shortcomings, we need to see that we are unique pearls in the theater of life and understand that there are successful people or people failed. There are people fighting for their dreams or give up theirs. Who trusts himself, do not give up their projects, quite the contrary, infects others to believe them.

In short, the self-confidence is needed in everything we do. In the profession, in relationships or in any other situation nothing will motivate us better than our own conviction that we can be or do something.
Translated for educational purposes.
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