Self-confidence is one of the arts you need to master in your twenties. Being confident with yourself is essential when it comes to building your personal life or pursuing the achievement of your career goals. If you are anything like me, you struggle with showcasing your worth and your self-esteem has always been on the low.
Here’s something personal. I’d always compare myself to others. I’d feel incapable of fitting in. I’d think of myself as an underachiever, as someone who is running far behind. Guess what—life’s no competition. Everyone’s walking their own path, and it’s fine. It took me many years to understand and accept that being different doesn’t equal being worse.
Here’s my best, personal advice on how to build your self-confidence
I’ve gathered my best advice for you, on how to improve your self-confidence. It won’t happen overnight, it won’t be easy but hey! it’s abso-freaking-lutely worth the efforts.
#1. Stop comparing yourself with others.
You are you. You is unique. And you is awesome. Exclamation point.
#2. Find what you love and let it define you.
There’s some magic in people with passion in their eyes.
#3. If you can’t change it, accept it.
Yes, accepting your flaws is very difficult but once you embrace your imperfection, you will see that’s what makes you different. Learn how to use it at your advantage.
#4. Think positively in every situation.
I can’t emphasize enough the importance of keeping your positive outlook on life. Everything is temporary and all shall pass. Always try to find something positive to hang on, something to inspire you while you’re learning the lesson of whatever is happening to you.
#5. Celebrate your diversity.
If anyone has a problem with who you are, well, that’s their problem, not yours. If they think that you’re a weirdo because you’re different—the joke’s on them because they’re all the same. Make it your morning ritual to say: I love me and simply IDGAF.
Being unapologetically yourself is the most rewarding thing you can accomplish. Those who are worthy of your love will love your unique weirdness, will love you the way you are: imperfect, flawed… real. You should do the same. You are worthy of love. You are worthy of loving yourself.