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What is self- confidence? The dictionary defines self- confidence as freedom of doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities. My definition of self- confidence is believing in yourself. Many people lack the self-confidence and self-esteem needed to live a happy and healthy life. Self-confidence is satisfaction in oneself. This must be present in people’s daily lives in order for them to believe that they have the ability to do anything. At this point in my life I am trying to gain the esteem I need to truly be happy. Self-confidence is something that cannot be taught. It is up to someone to decide how much belief that they possess inside of themselves. I am at the point where I realize that I must first believe in myself before others will believe in me. Nobody teaches us to be happy or sad. They are natural feelings that come along as we develop mentally, physically, emotionally and psychologically. Self- confidence can vary in different aspects such as: fake, temporary, or true confidence.
False self- confidence is when someone talk big and acts like a big shot, but in reality they have zero self- confidence. It can be both negative, for people who take it overboard, or positive, for people who try to build their self- confidence. The quote “fake it till you make it,” is also relevant to false self- confidence in a positive manner basically saying they are going to build up their confidence no matter what. False self- confidence can also show that you are over- confident. Some people fake self- confidence to not look weak or scared to others. By faking your self- confidence, you can also gain your true confidence, which is the positive effect. Another aspect of self- confidence is temporary self- confidence. Temporary self- confidence happens when you get some sort of achievement and get excited while believing in yourself. When you achieve an award, opportunity, etc., you start taking the confidence you have then, too far and then take a risk.
Taking a risk in this temporary emotion can lead to many negative and/or positive solutions. Temporary self- confidence can help you achieve or lose an accomplishment(s). Also another aspect of self- confidence is true self- confidence. True self- confidence is confidence that does not count on recent achievements or results. It has to do with a strong sense of inner trust. True self- confidence has a person doing the right thing, no matter the outcome of their actions. People with this type of confidence act in their best interest and trust and understand that doing the right thing, has positive results. Self- confidence is a belief you have in yourself and your abilities.
There are three aspects of self- confidence: false, temporary, and true self- confidence. False is self- confidence when you talk big, but do nothing when it’s time for action. Temporary self- confidence is when an event or achievement gives you a boost and that boost can makes you take a risk. True self- confidence is when you actually believe in your capabilities, trusts yourself, and makes you do the right thing. All these aspects of self- confidence come back to the main definition. These aspects also have a positive and/or negative effect on the person and their confidence. Self- confidence is the ability for you to believe in yourself, so do it while you can.