Low confidence has some or many of the following characteristics:
Strong confidence has essentially the opposite characteristics:
Everyone could use a boost to their self-confidence and self-esteem. Everyone!! This is something that only we can give to ourselves. Our confidence and self-esteem are all about our relationship with ourselves. If we don't improve our relationships with ourselves, no one else can or will. It is entirely up to us.
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We've included lectures to help you understand the ideas and perspectives you will need to help you build your self-esteem, and exercises for your own personal growth. Both lecture material and exercises are based in proven techniques from psychology and sports coaching, areas where self-esteem and self-confidence are examined and developed.
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This lecture introduces the ideas we'll be working with in this course. It provides definitions of confidence, self-esteem, and self-respect, and shows how they work together and what they mean to your life.
Lecture continues the introductory discussion with more on what self-esteem is, and is not.
Self-esteem is a personal, intimate thing. It exists at the
core of our being. It is what
and feel about
me, regardless of what
anyone else might think of me.
Quiz 2 covers the basic ideas of this course. It covers definitions of self-esteem and confidence, and ensures you understand the basic definitions.
Self-acceptance is a very important part of raising your confidence. Refuse to deny or disown any aspect of the self: thoughts, emotions, memories, physical attributes, subpersonalities, actions. It's important to accept all aspects of the self to optimize your self-confidence.
Please find exercises for self-acceptance below.
Also, please find the transcript to this lecture labeled "1. self-acceptance"
Own your strengths and your virtues, even if you are gifted. Never downplay or disown any parts of yourself to make others feel more comfortable. When you do this, you undermine your own confidence and ability to trust yourself.
Please find exercises for this theme below.
Also, the transcript for this lecture is below, labeled "2. Own your virtues and assets"
We've all done things we're not proud of. To maximize our confidence, we must accept those things we've done. We don't have to like them, but we have to accept them. Only in accepting them can we be whole, and we can only maximize our confidence if we are whole.
Exercises for this area are below.
Also, the transcript for this lecture is below, labeled "3. Integrate fractured aspects of yourself"
When you live your life with integrity, you are someone you can respect. This builds confidence.
Please find exercises for this area below.
Also, below is a transcript for this lecture, labeled "4. Live with integrity"
Know the importance of being awake and fully conscious in your life, rather than living in a cloud (which is more comfortable and convenient). If you want to achieve maximum confidence, it's important to accept the truths of your life and the people in it.
This lecture's transcript is below, labeled "5. Live consciously-accept uncomf truths"
We are responsible for all aspects of our own lives and our own existence. To maximize your confidence, you must take full responsibility for all aspects of your life.
This lecture's transcript is below, labeled "6. We are responsible for our existence"
To honor your own truths is to live authentically. This is a very important part of building your confidence.
This lecture's transcript is below, labeled "7. Live authentically"
Part of maximizing your confidence is determining which values and beliefs that you uphold are actually your own, and which belong to other people that you've been taught to uphold and enforce. Identify, uphold and enforce your own!
Please find this lecture's transcript below, labeled "8. Appropriately assess our own behavior"
Be careful with your judgments of yourself and others. Practice compassion in evaluating the behaviors of others and your own behaviors.
Please find the transcript of this lecture below, labeled "9. Know your truth"
Part of building your confidence is learning to let others be. Practice benevolence in your perceptions of others.
This lecture's transcript is labeled "10. Live benevolently" and is found below.
In building confidence, it's important to understand your rightful place in the world. This means living your life with the primary guiding principle of not always putting yourself before others, or always putting others before yourself.
Please find the transcript for this lecture below, labeled "11. Uphold rational self-interest"
For maximum confidence, it's important to demonstrate the same respect for yourself as you demonstrate for others.
Please find this lecture's transcript below, labeled "12. Respect yourself as you respect others"
Having success is important to maximizing your confidence. The more success you have at something, the more confidence you have at that thing. Set yourself up for success, even if those successes are small ones.
This lecture's transcript can be found below, and is labeled "13. Success breeds confidence."
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