Those who are confident tend to be more proactive and assertive than those who are not. Learning how to build confidence is a very important part of shaping the life that you really want. When your self-esteem is low, others can see it. They know that if you doubt your ability to deliver, you probably won’t be able to reach your goals. This can be problematic for anyone seeking a new job, looking for promotion, or even attempting to form a romantic bond. Absence of confidence, people are less likely to try and less likely to succeed when they do try.

The good news is that becoming more confident isn’t difficult. First, you want to take stock of the areas in which you’re in need of improvement. Sometimes, a lack of confidence is little more than an honest assessment of your actual skills and abilities. By refining your skills and investing in a various forms of personal development, you can improve both how you see yourself and how others perceive you.