Inner confidence is an interesting concept because it implies that you already have confidence inside of yourself.
For those that have found their inner confidence, they know this statement to be true, but for those who haven’t, they might not be convinced.
Understanding Who You Are
Understanding who you are is the first step to building inner confidence. If you do not really understand yourself, how are you going to appreciate yourself?
You start understanding yourself by really taking a good look at you. Some call this being self-aware, or aware of one’s self. You find out why are you the way that you are.
There are so many factors to this… how you grew up, where you grew up, influence by teachers, parents, friends, media, etc., who you spend time with, what you invite in your mind, all the choices you have ever made, and why you made them.
This is why self-awareness is a hard and vulnerable journey, but self-awareness leads to self-love.
Self-love is the best gift that you can give yourself. You can truly begin to love yourself more after you understand more.
Through self-awareness, you have the understanding as to why you did some of the things in the past and now can forgive yourself.
Loving who you are starts with appreciation of you.
Building Strong Inner Confidence Through Appreciation
Having gratitude for yourself opens up a new world of possibility. When you are grateful for your life, you are not always focused on “what is missing?”.
Walking in abundance feels good.
Self-love feels good.
Knowing who you are, feels good.
Having inner confidence has a lot to do with how you feel and where your attention lies. If you are constantly focused on “not being enough” or in a state of fear, you will not be able to fully appreciate your inner greatness.
Everyone is Unique
Could you imagine a life where everyone was the same? Looked the same, dressed the same, and acted the same? How incredibly boring would that be?
There is a reason why you are different. You have your own uniqueness for a specific reason. It might be time for you to start figuring out what it is for.
You have a purpose, and it is a good one. The thing is, you also have a choice. You were given the gift of choice, and because of this gift, you can choose to live to your full potential or not.
Being confident is your choice. This is so simple and objective to say, but ultimately being confident is up to you.
You have the choice to compare yourself to others or to embrace how great YOU are. You have the choice to sit in self-pity or to take responsibility for what needs to be done. You have the choice to think you will never be good enough or to start to make changes that will make progress for your future.
Confidence does not have to be overcomplicated. Finding your inner confidence is about discovering who you are, pulling back all the layers your hiding behind, and choosing to accept, love, and appreciate who you are underneath it all.