Self confidence is very important because it tells others (and you) what you actually think about yourself! The way you feel about yourself will critically define your work accomplishments, your personal life and relationships and your performance at work. Many however often have low self-esteem, and with that come low self-confidence. As with low self-esteem, low self confidence can have severe impacts on your life. However, many are faced with the question ‘how am I supposed to boost my confidence?’ Well here we will discuss 5 top ways to boost your self confidence in order to gain the best of out of life!
We all have certain baggage we carry along with us in life. You may have undergone a tragic event or that still comes to haunts you. However, use this as your strength and not a weakness! Do not use this as excuse to bring you down or in a negative way. Use those very events to motivate you and to drive you and “turn your scars into stars!” Read biographies of successful people or even your own history of leaders and presidents. Most of the most influential figures were those who played their so-called weaknesses as their strength!
If there is one thing you should remember, it is that you, yourself should define your life. You are responsible for every action and every mistake you make. Often, we blame other people for our individual situations or short comings. It is easy to play the blame game; but it is difficult to accept the responsibility of our own mistakes. You need to start taking and accepting responsibility and stop making excuses. One you have stopped blaming events and others, you will see that you will find it much easier to excel, by improving the efficiency and productivity of your work.
You need to stop playing yourself down with your own words! If you don’t think much of yourself, how can you possibly expect others to? Do you often use phrases such as ‘I can’t’; ‘Not sure’; ‘Maybe’? D o you often use these phrases in the hopes that someone or the other will challenge you and tell you that you are wrong? Stop right now if that’s the case! You need to actually believe in yourself by talking positively!
We all may have faced people in our lives where they may have said hurtful things, tried to bring you down, or made you feel inferior. However these are just external sources just trying to get you down. You need to make yourself strong enough to be immune to such people. If you let yourself get affected by such statements, then you will always blame other people and will never be able to take responsibility. Being internally driven will help you overcome obstacles and hurdles in life, making it easier for you to excel in life.
It is important that you set goals for yourself by first setting small goals, making it easier for you to accomplish, therefore giving you the confidence to set more goals and much frequent ones. Once you start setting much bigger and important goals in life, make sure they are realistic and accomplishable. Setting goals provides you with a feeling of belonging and a sense of direction and accomplishment. Think more positively and try focusing on what your strengths are as opposed to just your weaknesses. We all have weaknesses – there is nothing to feel bad about as at the same time we all uniquely excel at something or the other.