Boost Your Confidence In 10 Easy Steps
Boost Your Confidence In 10 Easy Steps
Confidence affects all areas of your life. You need confidence in order to become a master over your talents, secure employment or better yet, become your own boss. However, many people struggle with confidence. Knowing what confidence is and how to access it yourself can be challenging. Below is a list of 10 easy confident hacks, guaranteed to improve your confidence in 30 days or less.
1. Trust Yourself
Your intuition is your guide. Many times, in life you know exactly what to do. You, however, talk yourself out of it by allowing circular thoughts of what if’s confuse you. This causes you to doubt and doubt destroys confidence in anything. Trusting yourself to make decisions that honor who you are as an individual, while maintaining integrity and boundaries within oneself, is critical to your self-esteem boost.
2. Know What You Want
Know what you want, not what you don’t. More times than not I hear people tell me everything they don’t want. These people usually have no clue as to what they do want. The response tends to be “I don’t know”. Not knowing want you want positions you to get well, everything you don’t. Your words, emotions and actions are all in one direction – I don’t want that. Then miraculously life responds accordingly. Living like this steals your confidence. Knowing what you want will position you to make decisions that align you to feel, think and do in accordance to what is desired with confidence and expectancy.
3. Embrace Your Authenticity
You were born unique and with a purpose. Nobody else is here to accomplish what you can, the way you do. Do not reject the things about yourself that you do not understand. Your characteristics were gifted to you to serve you. Learn to embrace, not reject every part of you. Your authenticity is what makes you, you. Embrace it with confidence every day and walk with your head held high.
4. Positive Self Talk
Don’t beat yourself up when you make a mistake. Beating yourself up won’t make you stronger. Be patient with yourself. Treat yourself as you would a small child learning to walk. Remind yourself that you are doing the best you can with the tools you have. You are enough and yes, you can do it! Fail forward because as long as you make an effort to win, you will never lose.
5. Be Present
Being stuck in the past replaying past failures is a waste of time and energy. Not only that but it produces anxiety. You need your energy to make things new for you. Being present is being aware of this very moment. You have in you the ability to create a new life to live. Create your future with boldness and intention. Be present and aware, now.
People can be sensitive and that is okay. However, it is not your duty to conform to the requests of another. Compromise in order to reach a win-win, things should never be one sided. Respect other people, while being comfortable being you. The people who don’t like it aren’t meant to be in your space. There are however, many people who will enjoy the company you bring. People who complain about what comes natural for you, aren’t for you. Bottom line. If you aren’t hurting anyone intentionally or violating someone’s boundaries, you aren’t doing anything wrong. Be free to be you and embrace people who embrace you, freely and unapologetic.
7. Doubt Yourself, Never
Everything isn’t always easy for anybody. Some things just look easier than others. You can do anything you put your heart and mind to. Einstein and all the other great minds didn’t give up on themselves when they got things wrong. Using your mistakes as stepping stones to build something new but different is the genius in you. When you fall, get up, dust your shoulders off and try again. You can and will do great things when you stop doubting your abilities.
8. Know The Company You Keep
Surrounding yourself around critical people will rob you of your confidence if you allow it to. Critical people find fault in everything and need not be a defining factor for you. You will never be what someone else thinks of you. There isn’t a need to take in someone else opinion as your own. If there are things about yourself that you’d like to change, then do so. Most critical people don’t realize how critical they are, so no offense necessary. However, when working to master your confident skill stay clear of all criticism from yourself and others.
9. Value Your Strengths
What are you good at? The things that come natural to you are gifts, how have you been utilizing them? Know your strengths and then build on them. Knowing what you are already good at helps you recognize where you can become stronger at.
10. Practice. Practice. Practice
Confidence like anything else you wish to master must be practiced. Practice walking and talking confidently. Hold your head up and sit up straight. Your posture has a direct influence on your emotional state. Smile when you look at the mirror. Practice, practice and more practice in order to build that confidence muscle up.
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