You can have all the talent in the world, you can have a resolution strong as a rock, you can have endless resources at your disposal, but if you don’t believe in yourself, then all these things won’t do you any good regardless of how abundant they are and how easy it is for you to utilize them. Therefore, without self-confidence nothing matters, and if there is self-confidence then everything else matters a little.
Regardless of whatever people tell you, I believe in the fact that like talent, self-confidence is not innate; rather it is a skill which you can acquire like any other skill. Therefore, it is imperative that you know the ways in which you can be more confident and increase your confidence level.
Below, I will be discussing with you a few quick tips that are imperative to boosting self-confidence.
The self-confidence increases when you know that you are good at the thing you are undertaking. For instance, if you are a salesperson then you will only be a confident salesperson if you know that you are good at selling things. Now this factor of feeling good about what you can do increases when you know that you are the master of that particular activity, and you can only be the master of the activity when you have repeated the activity so many times that you can do it anywhere, anytime and under any circumstances. Therefore, for building self-confidence, it is imperative that you repeat the activity as many times as possible before presenting it to people who are going to judge you on the basis of that. It can be everyday life speaking with confidence, the confidence you show on the sports field, or the confidence that you exhibit in meetings with clients.
Shut The Negatives:
The second thing that harms self-confidence the most and demolishes it is negatives. These negatives can be in the form of negative thoughts produced by your mind or the negative comments of others. Therefore, it is imperative that you shut down the negatives from penetrating your skull. Pertaining to the negatives comments of people, the simple solution is to ignore them. Thus, when you won’t reckon their negative and demoralizing comments, then there will be time when they will quit doing it. As far as the negative thoughts of your mind are concerned, the only way to get rid of them is by filling your mind with positive thoughts about yourself. If you can’t seem to work your way around it, then having a paper with your strengths on it is another way of boosting self-confidence at the time of need. Therefore, in order to boost self-confidence you need to shut the negative thoughts and the negative comments from reaching your mind.
Focus on Positives:
No denying the fact that we all have our shortcomings. Some of us are good at something while the rest of us are bad at the same thing. We all cannot be good at everything; it is the bases of life. Therefore, if we all start focusing on our flaws then wonder where the world would be right now. Hence, it is imperative to understand the flaws but focus on the positives to boost self-confidence. Therefore, whenever you are in a situation where your goods and flaws are visible to you, then understand the existence of the flaws, and think in your mind that if you are good enough to be at a place where you are with all your flaws, then definitely you are good enough to progress and move forward on the bases of same positive attributes. Hence, whenever you feel shaky, focus on your positives and you will observe a boost in your self-confidence level.
Now it’s Your Turn!
Have you ever experienced low self esteem? How did you overcome it? I would love to hear your feedback in the comments section below!