Continuing with our example, let’s say you begin doubting yourself and your self worth after your lose your job and the love of your life breaks up with you.
When you start doubting yourself like this, a loss in self confidence predictably follows. After all, from ‘Maybe I’m not as valuable as I thought I was’ it’s not not much of a leap to start thinking ‘I’m not that valuable’.
And when you start thinking that type of a thought, that’s when you officially lose confidence in yourself.
So think of it this way: the moment you began doubting yourself and your capabilities, your confidence begins to waver.
Then, the moment you begin to actually think less positively (or negatively) about yourself and your capabilities is the moment that you actually lose confidence in yourself.
In this way, self doubt is a slippery slope that naturally leads to a loss of self confidence.
It’s common to conclude that losing your job and being dumped by your lover are things that cause you to lose confidence in yourself.
But these things do not cause you to lose self confidence at all. Instead, it is a negative change in the way you think that causes a loss of confidence.
To understand this, imagine that you lose your job and the love of your life breaks up with you…
But, rather than doubting yourself or your capabilities in any way, you maintain the rock solid conviction that you are a great, important, valuable person no matter what happened, and you also know without a doubt that you will emerge from this situation stronger than ever.
With this approach, you continue to feel good about yourself and your capabilities, and you maintain your self confidence, despite these recent events.
The lesson: external events outside your mind do not cause a loss of confidence. Rather, it is a negative shift in thought that causes the loss of self confidence.
Without this negative shift in thought, you can easily stay self confident no matter what.
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How to get confidence back & how to avoid losing confidence again
The overall lesson is that thinking less positively about yourself and your capabilities creates a loss of self confidence. So, in order to gain self confidence, rather than continue losing it, just do the opposite.
Indeed, this is the entire secret to regaining your self confidence: thinking more positively about yourself and your capabilities.
Or, as people commonly put it: believe in yourself more. (Which is something you’ll learn more about very soon.)
How do I stay confident once I regain my self confidence?
Since you begin losing self confidence the moment you start doubting yourself and your capabilities, once you feel confident again, don’t doubt yourself or your capabilities any more.
This is how to stop losing self confidence in the future.
If you currently struggle with self doubt, it’s no big deal. You’ll learn how to overcome and eliminate self doubt soon enough, so that you don’t struggle with it anymore.
For now, however, the main point is this: being free of self doubt is the key to not losing confidence in yourself again.
Teach me how to get my confidence back fast
You don’t have to exercise, lose weight, make a lot of money, wear fancy clothes, or look like a super model to feel more self confident. After all, having more confidence in yourself is simply a matter of thinking more positively about yourself and your capabilities.
Since you can easily improve your thinking and think more positively in five minutes or less, this means you can definitely become more self confident than you are right now in less than five minutes.
All it takes is knowing how to believe in yourself more, and then doing so. Its that simple.
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