If people tell you that you are amazing, but you never feel good enough, then this workbook is for you.
While many people struggle with self-confidence, the problem can be especially painful for high achievers because of the discrepancy between others' views of their successes and how they see themselves. High Achievers may ask, "how is possible that I simultaneously feel smarter than everyone else but not as good as everyone else?"
The discrepancy between their achievement and sense of personal worth creates a cycle in which they feel like they are never good enough, no matter how much they achieve. If this sounds familiar, this workbook was created specifically for you. It will help you:
The self-confidence workbook is also written for people who:
Finally, the workbook includes vignettes, inspirational quotes, suggestions and plenty of room for journaling for thoughtful and action-oriented readers.
Alfred Adler, a psychologist who coined terms such as "lifestyle" and "inferiority complex" speaks directly to the development of problems with self-confidence and the efforts that high achievers make to compensate for the resulting feelings of low self-esteem.
Adler's theory helps you think about when you started to feel bad about yourself, and how you may have learned to cope with that feeling. The theory, and the workbook take you through the early wounds to self-confidence and the compensatory strategies that evolve over time. It progresses through the strivings for achievement and excellence that is the hallmark of high achievers.
High achievers like to learn, but get frustrated when concepts are presented without actions. Theories may bring insight but still leave us to ask, "okay, but what do I do next?"
This workbook on self-confidence is written to help guide the reader through each step in Adler's theory to promote both understanding and application. It provides a description, an example, and a set of questions for the reader to answer according to their own experience.This personal exploration helps foster insight into thought patterns that underlie low self-confidence.