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5 Simple Confidence Building Secrets You Can Try Today

Updated on January 23, 2019
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Born in London, I currently live and work in Accra, Ghana. I am a writer and creative entrepreneur.

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5 Simple Confidence Building Secrets

Feeling good about your ability to accomplish what the day brings is called confidence, and this feeling can sometimes be hard to grasp. Building your confidence doesn’t have to involve a many-step self-help program! Here are five confidence building suggestions that you can call best-kept secrets!

Excel In Your Passion

Choose something you love to do and decide to be really great at it! If you love to cook, master a few new and challenging recipes. If going to plays is your favorite thing, find a way to learn more about the theatre by going to readings and other events that bring you closer to the drama, actors, directors and playwrights. When you can see yourself get better at something you love, you will develop an assurance that you can do well and improve at just about anything!

Challenge Yourself

Setting a bar for yourself is a great way to build your confidence. Why not decide to begin learning another language, or take a creative writing class, or ride your bike up the 6-mile mountain path that has always intimidated you? Challenges always bring out your best, and as long as you don’t cheat, they will help you to see that you are much more capable than you ever imagined!

Develop a Single Great Habit

I recently decided to set my morning alarm for 6:00 so that I could devote an hour to myself before I got caught up in the demands of others. This one habit made me feel like a new woman because I was finally able to make consistent progress in areas that I had ignored. Think of something that you’d like to incorporate into your life, and then determine to do just that. It could be anything from eating fresh vegetables daily to manicuring your own nails to creating a daily or weekly family activity. When you successfully develop a new behavior, you prove to yourself that you’re all that and a dollop of whipped cream!


Find a way to give of yourself without being paid to do so. If you come across a good volunteer fit, you will see yourself in a new light, utilizing skills that you have rarely used before and responding to circumstances that you may never have encountered. These experiences will boost your belief in your ability to accomplish great things!

Make Your List

This just may be the simplest secret to building your confidence: make a 3-column chart of all the things that you can do reasonably well, that you’re good at, and that you can do perfectly well – no matter what it is.

It doesn’t matter whether your completed chart fills an entire page or only a dozen total lines – you will see in front of you all the things that you are capable of doing at this moment. You will also see that your life has given you so many capabilities that you are totally able to expand upon – and that’s a firm foundation for huge confidence!

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