What are the Powerful Benefits to Know & Understand your Confidence?

Heidi Fitzsimmons
4 min readJan 26, 2021

Definition of confidence: A feeling or belief that you can do something well or succeed at something. A sense and belief that someone or something is right and can succeed. The feeling of being sure that something will happen or that something is true.

Merriam-Webster

Confidence is a necessary trait in life that helps you go further. It isn’t always something you inherently have; sometimes, you have to work at it.

Working at building your confidence, though, doesn’t always come easy. Let’s review five benefits you can get from working on your confidence and five tips to project self-confidence even when you don’t feel like it!

Five Powerful Benefits of Building Confidence

1) Improved Performance

Having better confidence can help you do better in all areas of your life. For instance, it can improve your work productivity while also encouraging you to go for more challenging projects or get a promotion. Being confident in your actions can help you do your absolute best. The more confident you are in your abilities, the better you will do.

2) Ease of Social Situations

Those who are more confident tend to be at ease in social situations. Because of their confidence, they don’t rely on others for validation or their own self-worth. This results in a greater sense of ease in these situations.

It helps you to be yourself more freely. Your positive energy will attract others and allow you to be at ease when going through new experiences.

3) Better Health

Working to boost your confidence and self-esteem can help improve your mental and general health. Knowing your worth, value, and skills within yourself, rather than relying on others to give that to you, can cause you to be happier, healthier, and more emotionally secure.

Children who grow up with a higher sense of confidence tend to get better grades, take better care of themselves, and even excel in sports, the arts, and socialization.

4) Happiness

Boosting your self-confidence can help to improve your happiness in life. Those who have a healthy level of confidence often report being happier and more satisfied with their lives than those who struggle with their confidence.

Confidence will also help you to have happier and healthier relationships. It can further your career, allowing you to improve your work habits, leaving you more content and satisfied with your life.

5) Less Insecurity and Doubt

Confidence helps you to know yourself better than ever before, making you sure of your worth and value. Allowing you to squelch the familiar feelings of insecurity and self-doubt that crop up.

When you’re confident, you know what you bring to the table, what you want, and how you’re going to get it. You refuse to let insecurities build up or self-doubt creep in. This helps you to go even further in life and protect the confidence you’ve already built up.

Confidence is a trait that can get you far in life. Yet, building up this skill doesn’t come easy for all. For those, it might even take far more motivation than for those to whom it comes naturally.

Projecting Confidence — Even if You Don’t Feel like It.

That old saying, fake it ’til you make it, has never been more meaningful than when dealing with confidence issues.

Here are five ways to project confidence, even if you don’t feel like it:

Projecting a certain amount of confidence, even when you don’t feel like it, shows that you are ready to meet challenges head-on.

Sometimes, we don’t yet have the knowledge or skills it takes to be at the top of our game. Still, you can project determination and enthusiasm to meet the challenge!

Don’t wait; an improvement in your satisfaction and quality of life awaits you.

Believe you can, and you’re halfway there.

Theodore Roosevelt

I hope this article provided the motivation and incentive you need to start working on your confidence today!

If you need a little more inspiration — here are a few articles to keep you going!

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Originally published at https://riselovelive.com on January 26, 2021.

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Heidi Fitzsimmons

My name is Heidi, An Inspirational Writer & Podcaster. Rise Love Live - Encouraging you to Rise to the Occasion, Love Everyone, and Live a Life worth Living!