What's the difference between self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-efficacy?
1. Self esteem:
I feel comfortable within my own skin, and I'm happy with the way I am.
2. Self confidence:
I believe I'm capable of succeeding. I believe it's possible.
I have no doubt that I can do X.
Self confidence and self-efficacy are almost no different in meaning. Self esteem and self confidence though are slightly different.
One thing's for sure though: Without self esteem, it's unlikely you'll have self confidence. You have to feel comfortable within your own skin. And feel good about yourself and the way you see yourself.
Without that, it's hard to believe in something, or believe you've got what it takes. I've yet to meet a confident person who hates the way they look or feel on the inside about themselves.