Most of us have heard of the self-fulfilling prophecy. Or Act as If. “Whatever we expect with confidence becomes our own self-fulfilling prophecy,” said Brian Tracy. (BrainyQuote, 2001-2018, Accessed August 28,2018. https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/brian_tracy_384549?=t_self-fulling_prophecy).
But how many people believe in it or sluff it off, thinking, “It works for others, not me.” Or, “They had what it takes.”
Have you ever thought that you would not have any stress if you did not have so much to do? You have thought if only I did not have so many interruptions. Or if others would do for themselves, I could finish my task on time. Or do you believe that there is not enough time in the day. Most people have felt or do feel this way at one time or another. So why not manage stress successfully with the following proven strategies.
To appreciate yourself is to raise and expand the value of the good in you. It is to find ways to make your qualities more valuable and thus more valuable to you. Thus, you make yourself important to you and feel important. People hunger to feel important.
Many people feel comfortable in some situations and uncomfortable in others. Do you feel good about yourself wherever you are and with whomever you come in contact? Or are there some situations where you wish you felt more confidence? If your answer to the latter is yes, you want to read ‘Why Build Self-Esteem,’ the first chapter of my book, Build Self-Esteem.
Assertiveness is a method of expressing your needs and wants. To do so is to stand a better chance of getting them met. It is standing up for yourself and choosing to take right action to reach your goals. People with high self-esteem and confidence find it easier to assert themselves. With assertiveness, you:
Self-esteem is the reputation one holds with oneself. It is appreciating one’s worth. And feeling satisfied with who you are. Thus, it affects your confidence in your ability to reach your goals and thus achieve success.
Self-reliance is knowing you can stand on your own two feet. It is listening to your inner guidance or nudges, etc., rather than to others. Or to external factors. When you are self-reliant, you believe you can do what you need to do to become successful and take care of yourself. Then, being self-reliant is having the essential component for developing high self-esteem and confidence.
To develop self-reliance, you want to do the following:
Assertiveness is a powerful form of communication that you can use to take care of yourself while building positive relationships. If you assert yourself appropriately on a regular basis, you build self-esteem to the degree that you: