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A Holistic Approach to Building Self-Confidence

Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

I know when I’m not feeling particularly confident in one area of my life; the other areas begin to suffer, too. When my job becomes stressful and tiresome, for example, so do my relationships and personal health.

I don’t think I’m alone.

Many of my friends tell me they also feel a connection between self-confidence and their personal level of happiness. After all, we all want to feel good about ourselves. We want to realize the incredible potential we possess and to really feel worthy, be loved and have nice things.

But to hold your head high and feel strong on a consistent basis takes focus. It also takes the commitment to look at your life from a holistic point-of-view. When one element of your life is out-of-alignment then self-confidence is not operating at maximum strength.

A holistic approach to building self-confidence may be the best solution because of the synergies that exist between the different parts of your life. When you begin to understand how these parts connect to one another then you begin to see the beautiful picture that is being created – the picture of your confident life.

Health and well-being

To feel strong, your body must first be strong. Fatigue, a lousy diet and lack of exercise all contribute to poor health and a weak body. Good health, however, does not happen overnight. Consider these simple, but healthy quick-wins to kick-start your lagging confidence as well as your metabolism:


The feeling of paying the bills on-time while putting a little money away is a good one. For most, a sense of confidence grows at the same rate as one’s bank account. But money, in a cruel twist of irony, can often determine what we think our true value is.

Feeling empowered over money, or at least the management of money, is the first step to capturing some financial self-confidence.


My self-confidence soars when I know I’m making a difference in the lives of my wife, children and friends. Connection, communication and intimacy are all taken to the next level by my soaring confidence.

Nothing is as important as the people who whom I choose to share a life. To keep my confidence strong, I often remind myself of the following:


You spend a lot of time at work. Long hours, difficult projects and missed opportunities can often lead to a lack of self-confidence. However, you can crack the code to your career and get your confidence back on track, too with these reminders:

360 Degrees of Self-Confidence

Good health, a viable financial position, strong relationships and an effective career game plan will all conspire together and deliver a much-needed dose of self-confidence. By blending these elements together and relying on your ability to maintain a focus to each one will give you what you need to improve your self-confidence and complete that beautiful picture of a confident you.

Posted by on August 28, 2011.


Categories: Faith & Inspiraton, Inspiration, Stories of Change

  • Sandra Pawula

    I love this idea of synergy between the different elements of our life. It seems that some of us my have particular weak spots that we need to pay special attention to. I know finance is that way for me! I want to work on that because i think you are right, Alex. Getting it together will boost my overall confidence too.

    • Sandra – keeping an eye on the big picture is a help for me as well!

  • Jk, what a wonderful compliment. Thank you!

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Alex Blackwell | Founder and Primary Writer On the brink of divorce several years ago, I needed to make a few changes within myself before my life could change. Knowing creating positive change was necessary, I started down the path of learning how to appreciate exactly what I have. The articles you’ll read here are […]more →