Self-confidence is, at its core, one’s ability to trust in one’s self. It sounds simple enough, but it’s way more complex than it seems. We often look up to those who seem to have self-confidence all figured out. So, what can we do to build our own self-confidence?
When times are uncertain, we seem to forget, at least temporarily, about our goals and dreams, and we switch our minds to survival mode. Whereas that in itself is not a bad thing, learning how to re-focus and return to your priorities during these uncertain times is a skill that you can train over time.
If you are wondering whether you are a perfectionist, there is a good chance you are one. Many people believe perfectionism is positive because it implies having high standards. But researches have shown that it’s a dangerous habit that could lead to a slew of issues, including anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem.
Adulting is damn hard, and we only make it harder by making a gazillion mistakes in our adolescence. Whereas mistakes are fine so long as you learn from them, you can always look back upon some things that you wish you knew and understood way earlier.
To begin understanding the locus of control, you must ask yourself one question: Are you in control of your life, or is life controlling you? That’s a good question, but one seldom asked by many of us in our day-to-day lives. However, as you will read further, the way we perceive the level of control …