Thanks to my anxiety struggles, the one big thing I lack in my life is self-confidence. I have never believed in myself, and even to this day, I struggle with believing in myself. I don’t think people will like me; I don’t think I’ll be good enough for things, etc. It’s a constant struggle to find my self-confidence, even though I know how important it is.
So this post is about why you should find your self-confidence in anything, especially if you’re suffering from anxiety.
In my opinion, believing in yourself is one of the hardest things. If you have too much self-confidence, you can come off as arrogant. And if you don’t have any, it’s hard for people to believe in you. So finding the perfect balance is key. But if you’re like me, that’s the tough part. However, it’s also the most important.
I have never had self-confidence before, and I always wish that I have. I always tell myself that for others to believe in you, you have to believe in yourself. My biggest issue is being able to talk about myself. I’m awful at it. My brain is perfectly convinced that no one cares about what I have to say, good or bad. So I just don’t talk about myself. And since I don’t talk about myself to others, I feel like what I do isn’t good enough or important.
It wasn’t until this fall that I started to believe in myself more. Since I am graduating, I had to learn to talk about myself more for job interviews, and pretty much sell myself to the bosses. So to overcome my struggles, I would just pretend I was talking to myself in the mirror. I have no problem talking to myself about what I’m good at, so I just have to pretend there is no one else in the room.
I know self-confidence is tough, but it’s one of the most important things in the world. The ability to say, “Yes I am good at this” is something people should not take for granted. So I want all of you to look in the mirror and say that you’re an amazing person, and your talents matter in the world. Because once you believe it yourself, you can make other people believe it too.