Having self-confidence helps you to use your abilities to their fullest potential and keep life from dragging you down. However, there are many common things that people do that can erode this important trait. Getting too bogged down in personal drama — yours or other people’s— is one common pitfall. Making too many excuses or trying too hard to win everybody’s approval can also wear away at self-confidence. You should also avoid weak language that can detract from what you are trying to say and make you appear and feel disempowered.
- Avoid getting tangled up in other people’s drama, and don’t create any needless drama for yourself.
- Confident people do not try to please every individual that they meet.
- Go out into the world and gain new life experiences instead of letting fear keep you from doing things that are different.
“I was reminded of Sara this morning when I received an email from a long-time blog subscriber (subscribe here) named Lane who is struggling with a similar bullying issue at a small community college where he’s taking classes.”