Discover The One True Way To Skyrocket Your Confidence
When all is said and done there is only one way for you to
build confidence and that is to just do it. If you want to
become more confident at riding a bike you must first learn
to ride the bike and then with some more practice your confidence
will grow in this area and not the other way round.
A great many people want to have the confidence before they
attempt whatever it they want to achieve but unfortunately
it doesn't and cannot work that way.
These type of people are the ones who rarely attempt anything
new and therefore live quite an unfulfilled life. They are
stuck in a mental paralysis to which there seems to be no
So how do you escape from this mental paralysis? Well there
are two ways that you can just do it. The first is to do whatever
it is you're wanting to do despite your fear. You're going
to make mistakes, you're going to be apprehensive but it's
not the end of the world so who cares, just do it.
If the goal seems too big for you then chunk it down into
small manageable pieces that you feel you can deal with. Attempt
to do the easiest piece first to gain a little confidence
to enable you to tackle the more daunting chunks.
Then second way to gain confidence is to tackle something
unrelated to the task at hand. It must be something that makes
you feel a little uncomfortable, Something that will push
out your boundaries but not something that is so scary that
it will paralyze you.
The aim of this is the confidence you gain from pushing your
boundaries will permeate throughout the rest of your life
improving your confidence on every level. This results in
you attempting to do things that before you couldn't even
bear to think about.
This in turn pushes your boundaries further and further. It's
an upward spiral that will be very difficult to break as long
you keep on doing things that make you feel a little uncomfortable.
Confidence is just like exercise, you go to the gym three
time a week, every week and after a short while you begin
to feel the benefit of the exercise. However if you stop for
a few months you fitness level starts to decrease.
If you stop doing the things which make you feel uncomfortable
you'll no longer be pushing those boundaries and after a while
your comfort zone will start to shrink back to what it once
Remember, it doesn't matter how many tools you have in your
mental toolbox for improving your level of confidence you
cannot build it without first doing something that makes you
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