Self-confidence is a very important factor in combating stage fright. People with low self-confidence usually experience performance anxiety more intensely than more confident individuals. However, keep in mind that you may feel very confident in some areas of your life and still have insecurities in others.
Low self-confidence may be about:
Not feeling confident physically - This is an important factor because if you don’t feel physically attractive, it is even more difficult for you to stand before other people and perform.
Not feeling confident mentally & emotionally - If you are not confident, you may have doubts about your capabilities. You may ask yourself: “Do I have what it takes?”, “Am I good enough?”, ”Smart enough?”, etc.
Doubting in yourself as a professional - You may wonder if you have enough skills to be successful, if you are good or bad at what you are doing, etc.
Low self-confidence leads to the fear of disapproval - it’s the worry about how other people evaluate me, how they perceive me, what they think of me, and of my abilities. Low self-confidence also makes us unable to deal with criticism, which makes us feel even more worthless or insecure.
The good news is that even if we feel insecure in certain areas of your life, we can change that. We just need to look at yourselves from a different perspective, using the necessary tools in this process. It's really simple and it can dramatically change our personal and professional life, which will result in a stage-fright-free public performance.