Many people suffer from poor self-confidence. If you sometimes have trouble believing in yourself and your ability to get things done well and on time, or your ability to take care of certain responsibilities, you are not alone. Self-confidence is a common problem.
One of the reasons many people have problems with self-confidence is that they are in positions where they’re required to do things they are not good at, and that they know they’re not good at. If you have to do many things on a daily basis that just don’t feel like strengths to you, and in which you’re constantly being reminded that you’re not good at those things, a change to a different job or a different role on the same team might be in order, if possible.
Assuming you can’t just change jobs, another way to boost your self-confidence is to begin focusing not on the things you’re having problems with, but on the things you do well. Constantly reinforce yourself by congratulating yourself and acknowledging that you are good at these things and that you did well. Do not allow your weaknesses to overshadow your strengths.
Surround yourself with people who understand you and believe that you are good at things and are a good person. Start encouraging your friends and family in their lives, and ask them to encourage you in yours. Then allow them to do it. When they give you a compliment, accept it. When they say you’re good at a particular thing, and you are, say thank you.
You can begin to get your confidence back by just allowing yourself to remember that your mistakes are not all there is to you. You were once a baby with all the self-confidence in the world. That eroded over time, but you’re still the same person you were before you lost your confidence, and you still have the same strengths. Use your strengths to regain your self-confidence.