One of the most powerful assets in your mental arsenal is to increase your confidence – to feel good about yourself so that you can attract the things you want, give off an aura of being in control and passionate about what you’re saying.
Ifyou’re naturally someone who struggles with self-confidence, how can you simply ‘switch off’ that self-doubt and become more confident.
Confidence is what turns thoughts into action.
Confidence is a broad term that gets thrown about a lot.
This is a bit damaging because we tend to think of it as a single term that says so much about who we are. We either have ‘good confidence’ or we have ‘bad confidence’.
In reality though, confidence is much more than that.
You can be confident in one area and you can lack confidence in another.
Maybe you think you’re ugly but you know you’re a fantastic writer – does that make you confident or unconfident?
You can make yourself confident simply by focussing more on the things you’re good at in order to spend more time ‘at the top of your game’.
At the same time though, you should also make sure you remember that your ability can improve in most areas.
If you think you’re ‘bad’ at something, then remember that you’ll get better with practice and that everyone is bad to begin with.
What about your looks?
Well, you can improve those in a lot of ways too. But it’s also useful to remember that everyone is different and that beauty is
a subjective matter.
Focus on your good qualities and own what you’ve got, be proud of who you are.
Concentrate less on lack, and more on what you have achieved so far in your life.
Learn and develop the things you’re not good at.
This is why testing to become socially bulletproof is so useful – you’re exercising your social skills, just like you exercise a muscle.
As you get better in different areas, you’ll find that your confidence naturally improves because you have more strings to your bow and fewer areas that you consider to be flaws.
But more important than this even is the psychology of simply trying new things and taking on new challenges.
Each little ‘win’ will flood your brain with positive hormones and reward you and that will make you more inclined to try again.
Try learning small things and each time you have a little victory it will improve your confidence and help you become better at taking on newer challenges.
Meanwhile, the failures you encounter will help to make you get used to picking yourself back up and be less fearful of failing at something.
This builds confidence.
If you’re looking to increase social confidence and self-worth, one of the very best things to do is to throw yourself into a challenge. Face fear in the face
You’ll then have no choice but to make calls, have great clients and learn new things. Each time you do, your esteem will grow.
Before trying something new, see yourself succeeding.
It will help you to activate your brain as though you really had succeeded. It will get rid of doubt and boost your confidence.
You can enhance this further by listening to some empowering music. Remind yourself that it’s a challenge and not an obstacle.
Better yet, if you keep practicing this it can eventually become habit and we all know, habits are hard to break.
You’ll automatically see yourself succeeding in the future when taking on any new challenge!
4. Power Poses
Power poses are positions you hold that have been proved to boost confidence.
Try standing up and holding your arms over your head in a ‘V’ shape as though you had just crossed the finish line in a race.
This is a stance that symbolizes success and it can really help to increase your drive and determination. Be proud of who you see in the mirror.
Finally, invest in yourself. If you treat yourself well for long enough, you will feel as though you deserve to be treated well.
What’s more, wearing nice clothes, maintaining good health , feeling good all help to build that picture of who you are, raising your self-esteem and in turn your confidence.
Always know you are worth it. You were born with awesomeness inside you.
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