So many successful people credit their sense of self and their confidence in their success. But not many people explain how to gain confidence, or how to become confident. It’s tricky because confidence is built on different things.
Nobody is born with limitless self-confidence. If someone seems to have incredible self-confidence, it’s because he or she has worked on building it for years. Here I listed ten tips on how to gain confidence.
Get Things Done
Confidence is built on accomplishment. If you achieve small and big goals, you’re going to feel much better about yourself.
Stand-up For Yourself
When your goal, project, etc. is in its early stages, and someone says that your goal is stupid, or that you cannot do it, it’s tempting to believe them because they’re joining the chorus of doubts inside your head.
Taking control of your self-confidence
While it may not seem so, if you are low in confidence, I firmly believe that you can do things to increase your self-esteem.
Photoshop your self-image
Our self-image means so much to us, more than we often realize. We have a mental picture of ourselves, and it determines how confident we are in ourselves.
More than just thinking positive, you have to put it into action. Action is the key to developing self-confidence. It’s one thing to learn to think positive.
Do More Of What Makes You Happy
What do you love to do in your spare time? Is it to get outside, hike, kayak and enjoy the outdoors? Or do you live for lying on your couch and watching all the great television that’s available?
Set a small goal and achieve it
People often make the mistake of shooting for the moon, and then when they fail, they get discouraged. Instead, shoot for something much more achievable.
I’m a firm believer in gratitude, as anyone who’s been reading this blog for very long knows well. But I put it here because while being grateful for what you have in life, for what others have given you, is a very humbling activity. And how to practice gratitude?
Learn everything there is to know about your field, job, presentation–whatever is next on your “to conquer” list. If you are prepared and have the knowledge to back it up, your self-confidence will soar. National Honor Society also help you get connected with like-minded people.
Sometimes, people put off doing things—like inviting someone on a date or applying for a promotion—until they feel more confident. But sometimes, the best way to gain confidence is by doing.