45 Questions to Ask Yourself to Build Your Confidence

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Do you struggle with low self-confidence? Do you wish you were more confident and had no problem in social situations and didn’t have impostor syndrome? These questions about confidence will help you build your confidence and feel better about yourself.

Confidence is not something you are simply born with. It’s a skill you can improve. One of the best ways to get started is to get to the root of your low self-esteem and confidence problems. You can do this by asking yourself the following questions, one at a time.

How these questions can help you improve your confidence

I suggest you take a pen and a notebook to be able to really think about these questions. You want to dig deep here – confidence isn’t the easiest skill to build. Writing is a great way to process your answers better and to get more out of this, which is why it’s better to write the answers down instead of just thinking about them.

If you want, you can answer only one question per day, for example when you are journaling. This way you are simply taking one small step at a time and making building your confidence a daily habit.

Remember, there are no right or wrong answers to these questions. They are simply meant to help you learn more about yourself, understand why you’re not as confident as you could be, and start building your self-esteem and confidence. Don’t hold yourself back when you answer these questions.

Without further ado, get your pen ready and start answering the following questions!

Confidence questions to ask yourself

1. What do you consider to be your best quality?
2. What are you better at than others?
3. What small steps could you take daily to increase your self-confidence?
4. Do you have a fear of failure?
5. What does your lack of confidence prevent you from doing?

6. Do you feel comfortable in your own skin?
7. Do new challenges excite you?
8. What do you consider your biggest personal success?
9. What one experience really lowered your self-esteem?
10. How do you think your body language affects your confidence?

11. What is the last time you felt really good about yourself?
12. What do you consider true confidence?
13. What can you do on a daily basis to boost your confidence?
14. Do you think you have a growth mindset?
15. What should you do the next time you feel insecure or like you’re not good enough?

16. What achievement are you really proud of?
17. How do you feel about public speaking?
18. Do you think you and others see you in the same way?
19. What are your greatest strengths?
20. Do you feel like making a mistake makes you a bad person?

21. Do you believe that you have what it takes to reach your goals?
22. Who always makes you feel better about yourself?
23. How are your confidence issues evident in your daily life?
24. Do you recognize any self-limiting beliefs you have?
25. Do you think you are worthy of your biggest dreams?

26. Have you ever passed your own expectations?
27. How does other people’s success make you feel about yourself?
28. Do you like trying new things or do they make you nervous?
29. What is the hardest thing you have ever managed to accomplish?
30. How have you changed in the past five years?

31. Do you think it’s possible for you to be a lot closer to your dream self a year later?
32. How do you feel when you have to be at the center of attention in front of others?
33. Do you think your core beliefs about yourself and self-development help you or hold you back?
34. Was there any embarrassing or painful experience in your past that impacted your self-confidence a lot?
35. Do you think you are more confident now than before?

36. What areas of your life you are succeeding in?
37. How do you think your physical features impact your confidence and self-worth?
38. Do you have real friends who always have your back and who make you feel better about yourself?
39. How do you approach learning new skills?
40. What is the best thing about you?

41. How could you start thinking about yourself in a more positive way?
42. Where do you think your self-esteem issues stem from?
43. How do you impact other people’s lives in a positive way?
44. What habits could you implement in your everyday life to improve your confidence and self-esteem?
45. How different do you think your life would be if you were truly confident?

I’m sure these questions will help you on your way to strong self-confidence and healthy self-esteem. Building your confidence can have a profound effect on your life and your happiness. That’s why you should work on your confidence every day and not give up, even if there are setbacks.

I hope you can soon appreciate yourself more and believe in yourself and your abilities. Good luck on your journey!

To help you work on your confidence, read these articles next:

Overcoming Negative Self-Talk (with Examples)

How to Train Yourself to Act Confident (with 8 Mental Hacks!)


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