Low self-esteem and lack of confidence are closely related and often accompany one another. Low self-esteem relates to the way we feel about ourselves, whereas a lack of confidence usually relates our perceived ability to perform a specific activity.
Sometimes low self-esteem or lack of confidence can have a significant negative effect on the way we live our lives. The fear of failure or lack of self- belief can prevent us from grasping opportunities. Perhaps you are not taking opportunities at work because you do not have the confidence to believe you can succeed or maybe you decline social opportunities because you feel that people will judge you negatively. These negative self-beliefs can affect us in so many ways. [Read more…]