Updated: Nov 28, 2021
Struggling with your confidence when it comes to endurance running, cycling and triathlons? When it comes to signing up for races, do you worry that you are not good enough or fast enough?
You’re not alone. We all strive to have more self-confidence. However, it can be difficult to come by at times. We often hold ourselves to unreasonably high standards, and this can have a negative impact on our self-esteem.
However, if you can learn how to leverage and strengthen your self-confidence, you can generate some excellent outcomes.
For instance, self-confidence leads to:
● Healthier relationships. Confidence doesn’t just influence how you feel about yourself, but it also helps you to understand and appreciate others better too.
● Better performance. Rather than constantly worrying you’re not good enough, you can devote your energy to reaching your goals.
Resilience. When you’re confident, you’re more likely to open yourself up to new opportunities. At the same time, you’re also less likely to take a massive hit if something doesn’t go according to plan.
Here are some quick ways to improve your self-confidence.
Tip #1 - Avoid Comparing Yourself to Others
The most important thing you can do to strengthen your self-confidence is to avoid comparing yourself to other people. When you’re constantly comparing how you look, your job, your home, and other aspects of your life to what other people have, it’s much harder to be confident in yourself.
The reality is envy does have a direct impact on how you feel about yourself.
Researchers have discovered that people who compare themselves to others are more likely to feel envy, and envy impacts how these people feel about themselves. If you’re feeling envious of someone else’s life, remember that the image you see of that person might not be as real as it seems.