Self-Confidence: Start Betting on Yourself

· July 1, 2016
Even though you might fail a thousand times, you have to have self-confidence in order to achieve your goals. Don’t compare yourself to others, but only with yourself to be a better you

At some point we’ve all felt a sense of failure, and even defeat.

That doesn’t mean that you don’t have confidence in yourself, although it could be a sign that you’ve left something important behind.

Self-confidence gives you what you need to achieve all that you desire, because only you truly know what your strengths and limitations are.

Why not start betting on yourself today?

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If you want to, you can

There’s no doubt that some things aren’t going to go well and there are always limitations in certain aspects of life.

But if you really want to do something, what’s stopping you from carrying it out? Maybe certain factors are interfering with that confidence you should have in yourself – especially external factors.

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If you want something, you can have it – but you have to be clear about what your goals are.

Never let yourself become intimidated by the size of your dreams. Sometimes you might feel small, but that’s nothing more than a clear manifestation of your own insecurities. If you want something, go for it – chances are that you’ll get it.

Learn from your failures

It’s easy to believe that failure is something that’s humiliating, that it should make you turn back, that you should be ashamed by it. Many people have brilliant goals but never achieve them because they experience some kind of failure.

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Failure is nothing more than an opportunity to learn. It’s a way to get back to reality and reorient your path. It’s never wrong to fail. What’s wrong is to never have tried in the first place.

Never quit because you failed – keep going until you’ve achieved the greatest you can.

Never compare yourself

Comparisons will never make you better. You shouldn’t compare yourself with other people because no two people are alike. Everyone is different, with varying strengths and weaknesses.

The important thing to do is improve yourself and not try to outdo others.

Self-confidence comes when you see yourself as a person who doesn’t need to “copy” anyone else. You’re unique, and a comparison will only create more insecurity.

Don’t let this happen to you. Believe in yourself, because the person who compares themselves to others will always lose out.

3 fairiesFocus on your achievements

Sometimes betting on yourself isn’t easy when things go wrong, one right after the other. Although you know that failures are important learning experiences in order to move forward, you’ve hit a wall and you feel like you can’t go on fighting it.

When this happens – and it has probably happened to you more than once – don’t worry. You need to look at all the things you have achieved in life and avoid being hard on yourself!

Try to remember even the smallest accomplishments, because they’ve all made a difference.

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Doing this will help push you forward and get you out of that rut in which you now find yourself.

Not only will difficulties cause this roadblock – often your way of looking at things can cause you to fail. Focus on your achievements to increase your self-confidence and move on.

Set realistic goals

Building up your self-confidence will do you no good if you only set unattainable goals in life. All your efforts to achieve your dreams will never come to fruition.

That’s because they’re impossible to carry out.

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That’s why it’s important that you learn to take on smaller goals that you know are within your reach. You avoid tackling goals that are too big to realistically attain.

This will help you avoid getting frustrated on the way.

Bet on yourself

Our last piece of advice is to always bet on yourself, because self-confidence is something that you must develop consciously.

So if you want something, tell yourself, “Yes! I can!” Sure, it’s normal to experience doubts or to have bad days when your self-esteem isn’t where it ought to be.

In spite of all this, stand tall and risk it all for yourself. If you fail, if your dreams are dashed, if there are countless barriers in your way… betting on yourself will be one of the best things you can do.

This is a bet that you’ll always wind up winning.

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Have you ever lost your confidence in yourself? How many times have you bet on yourself? If you’re lacking in self-confidence, we hope that the things we’ve mentioned above will help you build it back up to where it needs to be.

Will you start betting on yourself today?