The biggest factor in discerning your level of success is often your self-confidence.
As Henry Ford said ‘Whether you believe that you can or you believe that you cannot; you are right’.
Self-confidence is that important. If you want to attain your purposes and pursuits, you truly must have enough self-confidence to see the job through.
Self-confidence demands effort.
You probably know someone who just exudes confidence.
You might even have wondered, ‘What’s his secret? How can he be so positive about himself?’ The good news is that you, too, could be that confident. Self-confidence does not happen by accident.
It comes from recounted rehearsal and little victories which build into large victories. With the right commitment and effort, you can build your self-confidence in a short period of time and, as you continue with the positive habits, your self-confidence will continue to grow.
EFFORTLESS STRATEGIES TO BUILD SELF-CONFIDENCE
The strategies listed below are very easy to implement and lead to rapid growth in your self-confidence levels.
Use these strategies to become more self-assured:
PRESENT YOURSELF WITH CONFIDENCE:
If you are lounging around at home with your family or friends, it may be acceptable to dress down and be a little unkempt. These people know who you really are and your appearance is unlikely to have a huge bearing on their thoughts about you.
However, how you feel about yourself is reflected in your appearance. If you have an important event e.g. an interview or business meeting; taking the time to ensure that you are well groomed and wearing clean, well-fitting and appropriate clothing, will give you that extra boost of confidence.
When you know you look great, you feel great about yourself as well. That little bit of effort goes a long way and, as you notice the difference, you will bring this new approach into more areas of your life.
We often think that dressing better is about impressing others. For some people it may be. But the real benefit is what you are communicating to yourself.
CONVEY GENUINE COMPLIMENTS TO OTHERS:
When you take the time to compliment others, it demonstrates that you feel good enough about yourself to give positive feedback to others.
Don’t mistake this approach for insincere overpraise. The compliments should always be genuine and honest.
At first, it may take a little time for you to find the positives in others that you would like to compliment but it becomes easier.
By adopting the necessary mindset, not only will you find positives in others but you will start to see more positives in every area of your life. As you do so, you realise that your life is in better shape than you may have previously thought. As a result, your self-confidence grows.
Sadly, we humans find it very easy to find the negative in our lives. It is not always as easy to identify the positives, though they are there. When you appreciate the positives in your life, you don’t just identify the things that you like; you take a moment to focus on how your life is better because of them.
Practice appreciation each day and you will eliminate negativity from your life. Your are not trying to develop misconceptions about how amazing and wonderful your life is; you just want to develop a more realistically optimistic view whereby you can identify and appreciate the positives in your life.
When you take the time to appreciate the good things in your life, you start to feel some real joy. You realise that your life is better than you normally think it is. And that is important. To be happier with your life and have more self-confidence, you don’t always have to improve your life. You just need to start seeing the good in your life and start appreciating it.