Have you indulged yourself in a random act of kindness lately? Try it and you will experience something that cannot be explained in words. But, I will make an attempt to show you what’s involved.
The first and foremost thing to keep in mind is that you are not doing just for the sake of it, but with a genuine desire to help someone in need. It can be anything, like helping a blind/elderly person cross the road, offering alms, or monetarily supporting a young person who cannot afford the fees to study. The underlying thought should be one of being genuinely of help to the ones who are really in need.
The result of helping a person in kind or helping a person who cannot give you back anything in return, is the feeling that you have made a difference in someone’s life, may it be even for a moment. What it does to your confidence and your self esteem can only be felt. You feel good about yourself, you feel accomplished.
A voluntary act of kindness is the best way to boost one’s confidence and self esteem. Not only that, you also get clarity. If one makes a habit of doing such acts, it becomes a part of their character and it molds the person into a better individual. Of course, by this in no way I mean to say that indulge in kindness with a selfish motive. But this is a great place to start. And when it becomes a habit, all the better.
Do let me know of your experience once you try this.