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We’ve all experienced a time in our life where our self-esteem was less than desirable. When contemplating on those negative experiences, the common factor is typically a lack of confidence. When we ponder over a failed job, for example, it probably didn’t work out not because of our lack of knowledge. It more than likely crashed because we didn’t have the confidence in our ability to execute the given tasks.
Having a strong sense of self and esteem is essential to overcoming adversity and reaching prosperity. Reaching a certain level of success, whether its financial or social happiness, builds our self-confidence.
Success Strengthens our Self-Love
Finding success essentially strengthens our self-love. When we reach a goal, we are in essence proud of our accomplishments. We know our story personally and we’ve experienced the challenges firsthand. Overcoming all of the obstacles and finally reaching that goal you’ve previously set will build your ability to endure.
This strength fuels our confidence that we will execute what we intended to do. Many people live by the saying, “actions speak louder than words.” It’s easy to talk about achieving greatness, but it’s harder to actually put the work in. Seeing the fruits of your labor strengthens your ability to see what you’re capable of. This will enable you to take on any task no matter how difficult the challenge.
Success Makes us Self-Reliant
There was once a young man who lived to serve his wife. He depended on her approval and allowed her attitude to control his emotions. Eventually, his wife grew tired of their relationship. She sought excitement and adventure as opposed to adoration. Due to her indiscretions, they divorced with the hopes of never returning. The man was devastated, naturally, as she was his world. He was now alone. He could easily drown in his sadness or, use his depression to create a life of full self-reliance. He began to read vigorously, and changed careers. He received a promotion, a new car and even traveled far and wide.
This once submissive husband, who lacked self-awareness, was now confident and brave. One could attribute his newfound confidence on desperation or even revenge. However, the one determining factor in his confidence transformation was his acquiring a new level of success. He took life lemons and created a profitable lemonade stand. He understood his power and his capability to overcome anything.
Success Means Taking Risks
Success forces us to branch away from our comfort zone and endeavor on opportunities that we previously shunned. Mark Zuckerberg relies on risk taking when executing new business plans. He states, “I think it’s really right that over time the biggest risk that you can take is to not take any risks.”
Walking into new ventures despite the fears and the unknown requires absolute confidence. We have no idea if we will sink or swim. However, taking that first step into the ocean is a brave move. Many individuals shy away from taking on new tasks because they are afraid of failure. They believe they are unable to execute a challenge.
However, truly confident people immerse themselves in the mantra that they have no limits. No challenge is too difficult to overcome. Over time, this mentality will lead to ultimate self-confidence and power.
The journey of finding success in itself requires confidence. Sure, it’s easy to take what’s given to you, but is that truly building your inner strength?
Successful people fight for what they have and go out and get what they want. Through their endeavors, wins and accomplishments, they truly develop a heightened sense of awareness that will enable them to continue reaching levels of success.