How many times have you overcome self-doubts?

We all have been through gut-challenging instances. Whether that is speaking in public, talking to clients, taking license exams, preparing for MAT, attending job interviews or coming up to the person we really like.

In these moments, we are able to prove just how crucial confidence is for survival. And it isn’t acquired in a drop of a hat. It is built overtime.

Admit mistakes.

Do not be too hard on yourself. Everybody makes mistakes.

We fall short of our and other’s expectations on us. But that is just how things work. You never will be able to move forward unless you accept responsibility for the consequences of your actions.

Admitting you were at fault would not make you less of a person, denying will.

Understand you need not please everybody.

In your attempt to make everyone around you like you, you lose your sense of self.

You worry too much about what others are thinking. And as a result, you set aside the most important factor in making everyday decisions that is yourself.

As you aspire toward a better you, there are people out there who are bound to misunderstand or dislike you. That is okay. Think about this: You also do not like everyone you meet. That is just the way it is. As long as you know you are not stepping on someone’s toes then go ahead, keep your head up high.

Accept rejections gracefully.

Being a perfectionist will only cause you more disappointments.

Aim for the best. Put your best foot forward. And in case things do not happen your way, still be proud of what you have accomplished. You might have done something wrong along the way, but all those mistakes shall eventually help you determine the right way you can get the job done.

Compliment others.

When someone says your outfit looks good on you, say thanks. Stop contradicting.

In the same vein, do not be shy to greet others. If you appreciate their choice of shoes, go ahead tell them about it. If you think your teammate did a good job, give them a pat on the back.

Sharing positive little comments is contagious. Next thing you know, everyone’s already comfortable letting others know their effort is appreciated. And it boosts everyone’s morale. With just that simple greeting, you share smiles and help lift spirits up.

Ask for help.

Sometimes, admitting that you need support from others make you feel better.

It means you are accepting that it is impossible for you to be able to do all things on your own, and that tasks become easier to achieve when several are working together for them.

Stop comparing yourself to others.

Do not be jealous of others. If you probably only knew, it isn’t really that fun exchanging shoes with them.

We all experience lows, and so is this person you are looking up to. So never look down on yourself. Refrain from comparing yourself to others.