Knowing how to protect our confidence, especially after a painful experience, is vital if we want to achieve meaningful things.
Confidence is developed over a long period, but it can be destroyed very quickly. An event or experience we deem to be a failure can be the catalyst that affects our confidence.
Even though failures are learning experiences, they can still be painful.
Things That Can Affect Your Confidence
There are many things that can affect our confidence negatively. Examples can include:
- Suffering an injury and not believing we can get back to how we were before the injury.
- Experiencing a financial loss because of a decision we made.
- Going through the loss or break-up of a personal or professional relationship.
- Having an event or venture not go the way we would have liked.
- Having someone criticise or discredit us.
There are experiences or events every day that can affect our confidence, therefore we must be able to protect it as best as we can.