It can become increasingly hard to appreciate yourself and love yourself in a world where you are constantly bombarded with pictures and stories of perfect people who seems to be doing better than you.
The dwindling confidence of yours can have a big impact on your life and success. People with low confidence tend to stop trying after receiving rejection and get discouraged. Many of them stop pursuing opportunities to avoid judgment from others which means they lose out on a lot of things in their lives. Success in life demands confidence and belief in yourself.
One of the first things you should stop doing is comparing yourself with that attractive model you saw on Instagram or the person who apparently does everything in life better than you. It is healthy to take them as a reference and try to improve yourself. But when you start wanting to be them and start comparing yourself, you will be losing your unique self. Your life will be so much better and fulfilling if you would tone down your most brutal critic, that is you. Do not be too hard on yourself if you lost a competition or got made fun of by the audience.
Motivate yourself to practice more, come back and amaze them at a later time. You will need to make a conscious effort to love yourself and to remind yourself of the same on a regular basis. It is also important to surround yourself with supportive people and avoid people who just want to tear you down. That does not mean you should always attach yourself to a group of ‘Yes’ men or women. The intent of your loved ones should be to care for you and make sure you are your best self which includes letting you know when you really are wrong. Training yourself to be more assertive and not bend to the will of others so often can also help you reach your goals more often.
Keeping your valid thoughts to yourself and suppressing your voice can give ways for others to take advantage of you and make you feel worthless and helpless inside. You will need to make an effort and work constantly against all those factors that hold you down. No one can just hand you a plate of happiness, you need to fight and hustle to get it for yourself.