Martina Famos -
Counseling for Internationals
Welcome to Module 6!
Where do self-confidence and self-worth come from?
The answer is simple: it can only come from the way you see yourself!
If you choose to ignore, downplay or even deny your own qualities, you will pay the price of not being aware of your value as a human being, hence you think with little self-integrity.
But if you choose to be conscious, to acknowledge, and to stand up for your qualities, you will live life with self-integrity.
You have trained yourself to see the negative in you, and in many occasions, you have even turned positives into negatives.
Self-confidence needs the awareness and appreciation you have in your strengths, and the more you are aware of your strengths, the more you feel confident. We are often too worried about our weaknesses than honoring our strengths and qualities.
Encouragement is the antidote for insecurities, self-doubts, and inferiority complexes.
Encouragement is the act of looking towards your positive qualities, your efforts, your achievements and to honor them. That will give you the strength and courage to accept your imperfections.
Again, to condense this topic in two Adlerian definite concepts:
1. "Being human means feeling inferior."
2. "The greatest courage is to accept one's own imperfections."
This Module is your beginning of a courage-building time of your life.
I invite you to watch the video and to make this very nice exercise!
The file called: "The Feel-Good Assessment" will help you think of qualities that you may recognize in you. Maybe you need that list to make this exercise more powerful.
Email me if you have questions.
The Feel-Good Assessment