Confidence is the feeling of self-assurance arising from one’s appreciation of one’s own abilities or qualities. Confidence can be described as a belief in one’s ability to succeed. So, confidence is believing in yourself. Confidence is having self-esteem.
Confidence is a key aspect to you becoming the person you want to be. Striking a healthy balance can be challenging. Too much of it and you can come off as cocky and stumble into unforeseen obstacles. Having too little can prevent you from taking risks and seizing opportunities - in school, at home, in your friend group, and beyond.
Knowing that you have great things to offer yourself and the people and world around you will empower you to become the ideal version of yourself. Confidence is vital to your success in life - including on the tests you're taking this week or will be taking next week. You know the material being covered on those tests, you know how to take the tests, so now you just need to have confidence in yourself. You can do it!
You can increase your natural sense of self-confidence by “adding regular exercise, meditation, healthy eating, positive thinking, personal growth classes, and consistent sleep patterns to your life.” You want to surround yourself with people, resources, and circumstances that create a sense of empowerment. As Henry Ford said, “Whether you think that you can, or that you can’t, you are usually right.”
Our mind has a way of convincing us of something that isn’t really true. If your thoughts are not accurate or they are distorted, it creates a pattern of negative thinking and adverse emotional reactions. As an example, if you do not earn the maximum points possible for an assignment you may conclude that you are not capable of doing well. This leads your next score to be even lower because you don’t believe you can do better. You have to remember that you are capable of doing as good as you want to do. All you have to do is believe in yourself, work hard, and remember to always prepare yourself for what you want to achieve.