Top 10 Ways To Develop And Boost Self-Confidence
Self-confidence simply, is a positive feeling about yourself that comes from knowing who you are and what you can do. It is such feeling that makes you believe “YOU CAN”.
When you are self-confident, it positively impacts every other aspect of your life like career, relationship etc.
Here are 10 ways you can develop and boost your self-confidence;
Grow Your Mind with Knowledge: It all begins in your mind. Confidence is basically a state of mind. How well you’ve developed your mind determines the level of your self-confidence.You may have heard that knowledge is power. What we feed our mind on influences how we see ourselves and the world around us. Our self-confidence leaps when we know that we know. Expose your mind to positive and quality sources of knowledge.
Get Rid of Negative Thoughts: Thoughts that make you feel that you are not good enough, a failure or nobody will ebb your self-confidence. Be mindful enough to identify and recognize when these negative thoughts are trying to take hold of your mind and replace them soon enoughwith positive thoughts and affirmations. This may not be easy at the beginning but the more you try to counter these negative thoughts the easier it becomes. Do all you can to have a positive mental attitude all the time.
Discover Yourself: Find ways to get connected with your true self and grow. True Self-confidence is rooted in who you are.
We all have something that we are good at. They are referred to as our strengths.
Discovering these strengthshelps your take pride in yourself, appreciate your worth and significance and consequently boosts your self-confidence.
Control Your Fears: Self-confident people are not necessarily fearless. The difference is that they always give themselves a reason to act regardless of their fears. Don’t forget that the best way to deal with fear is to act.The reason we allow fear paralyze us most times is because we are good at pointing out the negatives with little or no consideration for the positive side.
Think more of what you stand to gain by getting out of your comfort zone and taking that bold step.
Forget Perfection: If you are the type that think of doing things perfectly and feel less of yourself when you think you have not or cannot reach that “perfection”, it’s time you had a rethink. Perfection is not the same as excellence. The key is doing all you can at the moment and improving on it next time. Mistakes are part of the learning process. Don’t allow the mistakes of your past to frustrate your present performance.
perfectionism will only get in the way of your self-confidence.
Stop Imitating And Comparing Yourself to Others: Comparing yourself to others is a sign of inadequacy. When you compare yourself with others you are likely to become self-critical. We all have specific abilities and strengths. Focus on becoming the best you can be. It takes an enormous amount of energy to be who you are not. Accept who you are and stop comparing yourself or imitating others.
Set Personal and Achievable Goals: It shouldn’t be about just setting goals. Learn to set goals that are achievable and develop the discipline to get them accomplished.
Being able to set goals and realize themcan be a boost to your self-confidence. However, not having any meaningful goal you are pursuing or being unable to achieve your goals can affect ones self-confidence negatively. Do something you can be proud of.
Hang Around Confidence-Builders: Hanging people who are always pessimistic and negative is a bad one for your self-confidence. Hanging around confident and successful people; those who have successfully done or are successfully doing what you intend to do will inspire and boost yourself-confidence.
Help Others: There is a sense of fulfillment and satisfaction that comes when we know that a life is better because of something we have done. It helps you appreciate your significance and value to others. This can be a great boost to your self-confidence.
Dress Like A Winner: We should give attention to our looks (Mind you I am not talking about getting a plastic surgery). You may not have known this, but the way you dress somehow affects your self-confidence. This is because the way you dress affects the way you feel about yourself.
When we are well-dressed we feel better, energetic and comfortable with ourselves and others. I can personally attest to this.
However, I think it is all about your mindset. If you think you are well dressed then you are but if you think you are not you are equally right.
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