9 Ways To Rise From Inferiority Complex To Total Fulfillment!
Alfred Adler described inferiority complex as a feeling of low self-worth. It often stems from your imaginations and is associated with insecurity, discouragement, low self-esteem and sometimes envy.
The causes are as follows:
- Feelings of Rejection
- Physical Appearance
- Mental Limitations
- Parental Attitude/Upbringing
- Unnecessary Comparisons with the achievements of others
- Lack of proficiency.
- Self Pity.
- Poor Self Confidence/Self Esteem.
- Social disadvantages and discrimination.
This is fast becoming my favorite slogan. Everyone is unique in his/her own way. You are born, brought up, conditioned differently. You need to increase the level of yourself awareness, look out for your unique qualities, discover who you are, what you are passionate about, your skill sets, strengths, tolerance levels etc.
Celebrate Your Strengths/Achievements.
Celebrate your achievements. It’s not easy getting to the point where you are. You’ve been strong, faithful, hardworking (find more examples) to get to this stage in life. Go on enjoy each precious moment.
From research, people with inferiority complex tend to pay little or no attention to their success, achievements or strengths. They also find it slightly difficult to accept worthy praises for a job well done or any form of accomplishments because the focus is on what other people are doing(achieving) and finding reasons or questioning themselves for not attaining a particular level of success.(Please note: This is different from being inspired by the success of others).
Stop Making Unnecessary Negative Assumptions.
Stop imagining people are going to laugh at or mock you for being you. Even if they do so, be proud and raise your head high up because THEY JUST DON’T GET IT. Stop assuming things will always take the turn for the worse when it comes to you.
Develop the habit of positive affirmations and grow a healthy mind.
Be informed or updated about various events, things happening around you. Don’t stop learning. Take time to develop your aptitude. Go on a self-improvement exercise. If you need to increase your level of education, do so!!!
Whatever it is, MAKE SURE YOU SHOW SOME IMPROVEMENT.
Face Your Fears.
Learn to confront your fears and take calculated risks responsibly.
Network with friends/family/colleagues.
Networking/Collaborating with other people may help in achieving your desired goal. Positive networks help to establish, motivate and strengthen you as an individual. Associate with people who are ready to encourage you when you need it, speak the truth, drag you away when erring and finally provide support for you all the way.
AVOID PEOPLE WHO DELIBERATELY BELITTLE/DEGRADE YOU EACH TIME THEY SET THEIR EYES ON YOU. They are not worth the trouble.
Build Your Self Confidence.
Developing confidence in whom and what you are, is essential in overcoming inferiority complex.
Don’t get upset at constructive criticism.
Learn to accept constructive criticism and feedback positively. It forms a learning curve, aids your improvement and chances are you could be driven to success in various fields.
Manage Your Failures.
Learn to accept that failure is a phase everyone must go through. See them as golden opportunities to rewrite the scripts of success.
Source: Steven Aitchison