Boost Self Confidence In 10 Easy Steps
Self-confidence is one of the most important traits to have in order to be successful in society and business. So I want to give you 10 things that I do to boost self-confidence.
People will most likely to respond and follow confident individuals. Lack of self-confidence can lead to depression, drug problems, not living out your dreams, and so much more.
Perhaps the most frequent utterances in your mind are “I’m not good enough for this”, “I Can’t do it”, “I’m not a convincing person”, “I can’t talk to strangers”, and so on.
A negative mindset like this will only make you lose your self-confidence. In fact, no one deserves to walk around feeling this way about themselves.
If you want to build self-confidence, you need to change the way you think of yourself, and switch to positives affirmations about yourself. Do not allow that silent voice (ego) in your head to hinder your potential.
Instead, you should focus on your strengths… After all, everyone has them…
This “inferiority complex” seems to be inevitable in today’s society. It is the main issue that people are facing when they want to explore their potential. The more you focus on what you can’t do, the more you “won’t” do.
This will lead to a boring, dull, and mediocre life. You start dreading what the future has in store for you. Also, low self-esteem limits the ability of individuals to see the positive things around them.
You would rather say “No” and stay in your “comfort zone”. But in reality, your “comfort zone” is not comfortable at all.
Boosting self-confidence requires time and effort. It is not an overnight regime that guarantees a better life. It will take the time to learn to build your self-confidence. But you’ll soon realize that the time and effort you’ve contributed will be rewarded when it’s all said and done.
Just imagine these good scenarios:
The achievements you will grant by making the most of your natural talents
- You’ll become fearless in life
- You’ll be a happier and healthier person
- Everything goes smoothly as you expected
- Doing what you love the most without thinking about burden
- Making new friends and finding the one you love in the process
- And so much more…
By having self confidence, you will achieve them all with your natural talents and learned skills.
To start off, here are some 10 tips to build self-confidence
#1 How Much Do You Know About Yourself?
Now that’s the problem. How will you find your strengths if you don’t know yourself completely? Take time to get know yourself more. What are you good at? What are your hobbies? What can you teach others?
Now is the best time to start building your self confidence. Don’t wait, Start now!
The thing about people who lack self-esteem is that they tend to take others’ opinions like gold. Affirming what others think about them is right. What anyone thinks does not matter…
The best thing to do this is to write down your thoughts. It is only a matter of time that you will realize important things about yourself. Your likes and dislikes, your goals…etc.
The more you know about yourself, the more you will neglect people who look down at you.
#2 Contribute to the Community
It’s up to you, either you will be comfortable at home all the time, or you can get out there to do something for your community. This is also an effective way to increase your self-confidence.
You can’t out-give the universe… Go to Give!
Help others, and you will learn many things in the process. You will get to know yourself as well as others. Without realizing it, you will learn to control yourself and be confident in yourself.
As bonus, you will be rewarded by the community you participate in. People will respect and be thankful to you. And it will come back ten-fold in ways you’d least expect.
#3 Engage with Others
Engage with your friends. Take your time and discuss everything with them. When the discussions take place, show that you are interested in what your friends talk about. Even light conversation can gradually make you a better person.
Now don’t do all the talking, be a good listener…
The more time you spend engaging with your friends or even other groups, the more you will see that it’s beneficial to your growth.
You will have the ultimate power to increase your self-confidence since you and your friends are sharing the same positive energy.
#4 Self Control
Self-control is the key to self-confidence. Often you are out of control because you can’t maintain good thoughts and “inner dialogue” on your part.
Developing self-control is very important. It’s not only good for mental training, it is also good for physical training.
Many mistake it as the limitation of freedom. But the effect is the opposite… By maintaining self-control, you will deliberately avoid being negative to others and yourself.
#5 Feel Grateful
Feel grateful of your current achievements, no matter how small they are. Because when such small achievements are accumulated in the future, you will have bigger achievements.
When you feel grateful, you will get motivated to do better next time. When you fall, you can still feel grateful and understand it part of the process. Learn from your failures so that you will do better at the next opportunity.
#6 Focus “Only” on the Things You Are Good At
You won’t make progress unless you put aside things that you are not good at. Instead of doing the things that you are awful at, think about your natural talents, good qualities, and skills you have.
Focus on your strengths and use them to build your self-confidence.
The rule is simple…
When you are good at something, you can be best at it! This will also make it easy to troubleshoot the problems you are dealing with.
#7 Respect and Present Yourself Properly
You should always respect yourself and present yourself in a proper manner. The confidence you have inside will show on the outside as well. People will notice, trust me…
It can start with grooming yourself, exercise, and practicing good posture. Dress properly. You don’t have to follow the mainstream. As long as you look good and feel good about yourself, it shows that you have confidence.
#8 Know It
Know who you are and own it… This is important. Everything you need to be successful at anything you desire, you “already” have inside you.
Find new things and keep moving forward. Just know that you can do it and you will.
#9 Don’t Be Afraid to Make Mistakes
Even superstars and super self-confident people make mistakes from day to day, and time to time.
Mistakes are inevitable…
Making mistakes does not indicate that you are incapable, worthless, or wrong person. Be cool with the mistakes since that means there are still rooms for improvements.
When you realize this, you will have the confidence in your ability to find the solution.
#10 Reward Yourself!
You deserve it!
Keep in mind that you work hard to succeed. Rewarding yourself over an achievement you made is a great thing to fill your mind with positive thoughts.
It refuels your mind, soul, and body to keep going… In the end, you will just enjoy yourself, and your life, do what you love to do.
You will appreciate yourself to the extent that you can boost your self-confidence at will. You will become a better person everyday.
At first, building self-confidence can be an overwhelming process for you. But it does not have to be if you practice the steps above daily.
So, what are you waiting for? Do them now!
You won’t know until you try and see the results by yourself.
My purpose is to Teach, Help, and Inspire you to create anything you desire in Life…
There’s a Wick that lies deep in Your Soul… When that wick becomes Lit, it creates a burning desire that transmutes “Believing You Can” into “Knowing You Will” ~ Julius