Do you feel good about yourself?
It’s normal to have some struggles with your self-esteem. It becomes a problem when it affects your everyday life.
A lack of confidence can stop you from doing the things you want to do. It holds you back from being an active participant in your own life.
When it comes to relationships, low self-confidence can cause you to sabotage good relationships or settle for ones where you’re treated badly. This can affect your interactions with people in every aspect of your life: work, school, family, and partners.
Here are 5 ways in which self-confidence can affect your personal and professional relationships:
YOU HAVE TROUBLE CONNECTING WITH OTHERS
Relationships are key in our personal and professional lives. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to approach people when you lack confidence. This can lead to difficulty when meeting new people.
It’s also easy to stay in a less than ideal relationship, or settling for the first person who expresses interest in you.
YOU DON’T SET HEALTHY BOUNDARIES
Healthy relationships are based on mutual respect and it takes a confident person to ensure that boundaries are honored. If you lack self-esteem, you’ll be unable to ask for what you need, and people will take advantage of you. This is will cause numerous problems in your personal and professional life. Setting boundaries and keeping others accountable to them will help you avoid bad or abusive relationships.
MISUNDERSTANDINGS ARE A CONSTANT
Being confident allows you to express your needs and correct any misunderstandings right away. Without confidence, you’ll back away from arguments. It may allow people to believe something which isn’t true because you don’t feel comfortable enough to put them right.
YOU’RE CONSTANTLY TAKEN FOR GRANTED
Whether it’s at work or at home, when you suffer from a lack of confidence, people tend to take you for granted. Your work is excellent, but your boss overlooks you when it’s time for a promotion. You take care of your family, but when you need them to help you, they rarely come through. Learn how to say “no” and let people know how you feel.
YOU FIND IT HARD TO TRUST WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Low self-esteem can mess with your perceptions. If you feel bad about yourself, you may find it hard to believe that the people in your life really care about you. Why would they? You don’t feel like your worthy of love or respect.
It will take time but as you increase your confidence, you’ll be able to begin to trust what the people around you say. If they care about you, learn to accept it.
It’s impossible to compartmentalize your feelings about yourself for the rest of your life.
Your self-confidence directly affects your interactions with others. Boosting your self-esteem will help you and maintain develop healthy relationships.
As a High-Performance Coach, I help many people with their confidence. The process I use covers many aspects of your life, including things that will help you personally and professionally.
You can make a start by filling in a questionnaire and see if what I offer is something that would help you.
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Email me at Lynda@lyndakenny.com
P.S. If it’s your time for a dramatic change and rapid advancement in your personal and professional life, then I’d like to work with you to break through your barriers and help you reach your highest potential and performance in all you do.
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