Today’s article is all about self-confidence—7 helpful ways to boost your confidence and self-esteem. And to help you pursue your dreams.
Just the other day, I wrote about overcoming fear. I realized that one of the reasons for anxiety is a lack of self-confidence. Hence today’s article. I have put together 7 ways you and I can boost our self-confidence.
Perhaps you are reading this and feel that it is something for you? Well, you are not alone.
Years ago, I knew I wanted to start a blog. But I could not do it.
Because I was afraid of what people would think, I later decided to put that fear aside and told myself, “I CAN DO IT.”
Today I’m writing this article to help someone build their confidence. This way, you’ll be able to pursue your dreams and achieve your goals with confidence.
What is self-confidence?
Self-confidence is a person’s attitude towards their skills and abilities. In layman’s terms, it means that you are confident in yourself and can take control of your life without fear.
How do I know that I lack self-confidence?
As I may have mentioned before, the first step to solving a problem is identifying the problem. When it comes to boosting your confidence, it’s the same thing.
Here is how to determine if you lack self-confidence.
- You are not able to make your own decisions.
- You are unable to express your feelings and desires.
- Engaging in negative self-talk.
- Always looking for approval.
Ways to Boost your self-confidence
1. Use motivating words
Start using words like: I can do it, I’m beautiful, I’m strong, I’m a winner and more. When you do this, you’ll begin to see the positive and can boost your confidence.
2. Avoid comparing yourself to others
Most of the time, we lose our self-confidence because we compare ourselves to others. We are all different from others.
Appreciate who you are. Please realize that we can never all be the same and that you are unique in your own way. Knowing that you are special is one of the best ways to boost your self-confidence.
3. Reach out for help
If you think you can’t do it on your own, don’t be afraid. Get help. Seek out a psychologist or a counselor to guide you through this process.
4. Be around positive people
You may be willing to work on your confidence, but you are constantly surrounded by people who put you down.
Try to surround yourself with people who are positive and can help you build your confidence.
5. Picture yourself as you wish to be
Would you like to be a successful person? Introduce yourself as such a one. Act like one, and you’ll achieve your goals.
For me, success does not necessarily mean earning a lot or having already achieved my goals. But just taking the step to start writing my first post was a memorable success that helped me keep going.
So learn to appreciate the small successes and efforts you make because they are the small steps to achieving your goal.
6. Be yourself
Stop always following the example of other people. Think about what is right for you. Forget about seeking extraordinary affirmation or approval from the people around you. If you do this, you’ll not only boost your confidence, but you’ll also take control of your life.
In whatever area you lack confidence, try to practice more. The more you do it, the more you’ll boost your confidence.
As we all work to build our confidence, let us know that no one is perfect.
Take it slow, and do not lose hope. No one made it in a day. It takes commitment and a lot of courage.