Seven Easy Ways To Build Unshakeable Confidence
Just about everybody will suffer from a lack of confidence
at some time. Having a set of simple exercises you can practice
during these times is an invaluable aid to getting your confidence
level back on track as quickly as possible.
Here are seven things you can do to boost or maintain your
1. Practice correct posture. This might not sound like
it's obviously related to confidence, but how you sit and
how you stand sends a message out to those around you. If
that message radiates confidence out from you, you will get
positive vibes back, which will bolster your confidence. So,
learn to stand like you have confidence and sit like you have
2. Surround yourself with confident and positive people.
It may seem self-evident, but if you are consistently mixing
with people of low self-esteem, this is going to rub off on
you. Conversely, if the people around you are upbeat and assured,
this will tend to create a positive atmosphere that you will
3. Remember a time when you felt confident. Confidence
is a feeling, and if you've felt it once, you can feel it
again. Remembering back to a time when you felt confident
and in control will enable you to re-experience that feeling
and help to put you in a confident frame of mind.
4. Practice. Whatever it is you want to feel confident
about, practice it as often as you can. When you work on something
until you could do it in your sleep, you can't fail to be
confident in your ability to perform when it matters.
5. Think about all of the things you like about yourself
and all of the things you know you do well. If you have
any trouble doing this, think about the compliments you get
from people - what are they telling you - you do well? It's
a good idea to write these things down so you'll have them
to refer to when your confidence is flagging and you need
6. Don't give yourself a hard time. Don't be your own
worst critic, be your own best friend. After all, if a friend
of yours was going through a tough time, you wouldn't get
on their case, would you? No, of course you wouldn't. Positive
self-talk can be one of your best weapons for confidence-boosting,
so make sure you cultivate the habit.
7. Don't be afraid to take risks. If you become a regular
risk-taker you'll find that it's inevitable that you'll grow
in confidence as a result. There really is nothing like forcing
yourself out of your comfort zone to increase your confidence.
It will also serve to reduce your fear of the unknown, which
can be a great confidence-sapper.
Remember, you do have talents and abilities. Make sure you
give yourself due credit for these on a regular basis and
this will prove to be the very best springboard for building
Kevin Sinclair is the publisher and editor of my-personal-growth.com,
a site that provides information and articles for self improvement
and personal growth and development.
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