A Negative Mindset can lead to low Self-Confidence or impact your Self-Esteem and should be avoided as much as possible. Let us dig in a bit to explore how you can avoid a negative mindset and easily change it.
If you suffer from low self-confidence, you might be stuck in a negative mindset that is affecting the way you think about yourself and, ultimately, impact your self-esteem. A negative mindset tend to have a lot of “always” or “never” talk, creating a sense of entrapment and hopelessness. Here are some examples of negative mindsets that can lead to low confidence which I noted down over the last couple of months. Everyone of them were successfully developed and made the person doing this feel very bad…
“I will never get it right.”
Thinking this way can keep you from trying again, or even trying something for the first time. It makes it only too easy to give up.
“Nobody understands what this is like.”
When you lack self-confidence, a lot of times you assume that everyone else has it together and you’re the odd man or woman out. You may feel isolated, and feel as if others have their lives together while you are still floundering.
“I am totally useless.”
When you lack confidence, you may feel like you don’t have anything of value to contribute, whether it’s to your workplace, relationships, or something else.
“I am a complete failure.”
No one fails at every single thing; but to a person with low self-confidence, it can sure seem that way. You may feel like everything you’ve ever tried has failed, even if this is not true.
“I could never do that.”
Do you see someone with a successful lifestyle you wish you had? If you lack self-confidence, you may have the above reaction. Instead of being inspired and wanting to create that lifestyle for yourself, you look at that person and get depressed, thinking you could never have what they have.
How Can you overcome a negative Mindset?
In order to overcome these destructive mindsets that lead to low confidence, it’s necessary to reprogram your thought processes. You will need to pay attention to your negative self-talk and immediately change it to something positive.
For example, instead of “I will never get it right”, you could stop that thought in its tracks and think instead: “I have trouble with this, but if I keep trying, learn for my mistakes and seek out the right help, I know I can succeed.” Rather than “I could never do that”, think: “I would love to do that! There’s no reason why I can’t have that lifestyle if I work at it.”
Some of you may need some support like going to therapy and/or counseling to overcome these mindsets and get the right mindset. So by all means, if you feel like you need help, go on the lookout for a buddy or professional coach. But, like everything else in life, you can do it if you set realistic goals and have confidence in yourself! Is this a positive mindset to start with or what?! 🙂
Have a conscious day!