Updated: Mar 7, 2019



We all want to be successful in life. We all want to make our dreams be realised. There are things that we want to do but there is something pulling us back each time we try to step our foot forward. What is that? Our cowardliness...our fears to fail...our fears to be rejected. There are a lot of reasons that lower the woman's self-confidence and self-esteem. Top on the list are insecurities, jealousy, pessimism, fears and having an inferiority complex. How can we overcome these? There is no overnight cure for this. But magic can possibly start within yourself. Here are the effective ways to build your self-confidence and self-esteem:


Believe in yourself.

To convince other people of what you can do, you must first convince yourself that you can do it. Believe in yourself. Trust yourself and rely on your strengths.


Have a good mindset

Influence yourself, influence your mind by bearing a positive mind. Mind-setting is important, it is conditioning your mind or brain to send positive messages to your senses. You are what you believe. What you believe is what you become. "Whatever your mind conceives, the body achieves".


Acquire knowledge

Don't deprive yourself to learn new things or new ideas. Life is in a continuous learning process. Whatever your age, you have to feed your mind with new information. Having knowledge is power. Yes, it may take a long process but there is no shortcut towards success.


Have an open mind

Don't stick yourself in your comfort zone. Get out of your shell. Be like a sponge, gather information and balance your thoughts by weighing, which is good and which is not; then sort it out by throwing out bad ideas and keeping the good ones.


Face your fears

Nobody in this world is perfect. Every human being has his own fears, and it is normal. You should learn to face your fears. The effective way to do it is to understand your fears and accept them. Learn how to overcome your fears. Be brave and have faith in yourself.


Have a positive attitude

These are the common words that you will hear. Positive attracts positive. Having a positive attitude is having thinking of that you can do everything and anything. Whatever it takes you are very sure of yourself that you can succeed.


Accept your weakness

We are only human beings. There will be times that you will fail and lose. Assess yourself and list down all your strengths and weaknesses. Keep your strengths and improve it more. Accept your weaknesses and convert these to be your strengths in future.


Move and act

If you want something and want to get, you have to start somewhere. Stop overthinking. Act on it, just do it! Failure is just a word and it doesn't exist. It is just created by your mind. Learn from successful and famous people, they have almost lost hopes million times before they've gained their glory. Make yourself love challenges. Don't be afraid! Just move your step forward and believe that you can do it.

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