How to overcome insecurities
Overcoming insecurities is a challenge many of us face. Especially when we are talking about careers, relationships, or setting and achieving goals. One thing for sure is that if you are looking to break barriers in any area of your life you must learn to silence that inner critic, and not allow self-doubt to control you. Insecurities can wreak havoc on your life. They can also take over your sense of self-confidence and self-esteem. Both of which can keep you from living a fearless life. However, if you learn to face your fears directly, and commit to self-mastery you will soon see the effects of insecurities disappear. In this post we will discuss how to overcome insecurities and explain the benefits of this in your life.
3 Major Causes of Insecurities
There are 3 major causes of insecurities recent failure, social anxiety, and perfectionism all of which I myself have experienced. Once you realize where your insecurities come from it is much easier to hone in on practical steps to stop them from taking over your life.
However, as humans it is natural to play the avoidance game as facing the cause of your insecurities will put you in a state of being uncomfortable. It is human nature to flee when life forces you to step outside of your comfort zone. Although if you do not resolve these feelings they will begin to taint perceptions of other areas of your life.
It is imperative that we take massive action when feeling these emotions as not doing so will be detrimental to our view of ourselves. This will inevitably become a never-ending cycle that will repeat over and over again until we learn how to cope with the issue.
4 practical steps to overcome insecurities
One of the first steps to overcoming insecurities head-on is by being aware of self-sabotaging avoidance. We tend to think that not acknowledging problems will cause them to repair themselves on their own. This could not be farther from the truth and will keep us in an insecure state if we don’t address it.
As painful as it maybe it is imperative that we face the pain full force as that is actually where the remedy lies. But what techniques do we use to help us do this? Here are 4 practical steps to help you overcome insecurities.
Overcome insecurities by commiting to learning from your fears
As we discussed above recent failures can cause us to have a fear surrounded by trying anything new because of past events. However, this is where true courage is built. Failures are often life’s way of pointing us in another direction. So when we learn to embrace the fear of past disappointments this can strengthen our ability to move forward courageously. If we choose to look at fears from the correct perspective we can logically determine if our insecurities are based on facts or a need to grow personally. By committing to learning from our fears it becomes valuable information that enables us to seek solutions & opportunities.
Change your perspective
Balancing your perspective is super important. It is okay and highly recommend that you acknowledge your emotions. However it is important to learn how to have an internal focus of control. Which will help you understand how to look at things from a factual standpoint instead of basing your thoughts entirely on how you feel about a certain situation or set of events. It gives you the ability to look outside your current circumstances but gives you the understanding that you have the control to change them. This is also the key to high self-confidence. Accepting your feelings but committing to building the skills to achieve what you desire.
Learn to bet on you
One of the major keys in overcoming insecurities is being okay with feeling them. Feel the fear but still bet on your ability to be able to face what you’re not comfortable with. As you continue to do this you will become better at handling uncertainties. One of the key things to remember in life is that comfortability should never be the goal. However, learning to cope with being uncomfortable is. So learn to trust yourself even when you don’t feel your best. This is a great way to grow stronger and give up complete control.
Time To Take action
So now you have the keys to your personal success when it comes to overcoming insecurities. However, what you do with them will be up to you. There is no secret that it takes action and commitment to make a change for the better. It is imperative that you take all the stuff above and apply it to your life to see the results you desire. Remember it is not about avoidance, but learning to become strong enough to handle anything that comes your way. This is truly the way to live an incredible life. So, what step will you take first? Comment below.
So Many Blessings,