And the day came when the risk to remain closed in a bud became more painful than the risk it took to blossom
Don’t turn away. Keep your gaze on the bandaged place. That’s where the light enters you
You cannot teach a man anything. You can only help him discover it within himself
No man can reveal to you aught but that which already lies half asleep in the dawning of your knowledge
Self- confidence is a term used to describe a sense of being OK with one self and generally suggests a positive sense of worth.
While everyone struggles with confidence at times, some people seem generally more confident than others. Self- confidence is often linked to self- esteem.
People with a healthy sense of self -esteem generally do not feel inferior or superior to others they tend to live by a set of values and principals in which they feel secure, often trust their own judgement and do not feel threatened by people having different views. They often trust in their capacity to face difficulties and overcome obstacles.
When our self- esteem is low we may feel that we are not achieving in life what we would like to and that somehow we ‘can’t’ do things for whatever reason. This can affect the quality of our lives. Perhaps we think we are ‘not good enough’ or maybe we feel inadequate in certain situations , we may rely heavily on the approval of others, avoid taking risks for fear of failure, have difficulty accepting compliments and discount our achievements through focusing on anything we didn’t do perfectly.
Counselling can help boost your self -esteem and challenge any limiting beliefs, it can help improve relationships and the way in which you view and treat yourself.
By learning to feel ‘more equal’ we can begin to notice and value what we do achieve and, through acknowledging these achievements, develop the confidence to achieve more.