People who are the best at what they do, have one thing in common, no lack of self-confidence.
Whenever successful people want to accomplish something, they go at it absolutely convinced they will achieve it. Science has shown that when we visualize achieving a goal, making it real in our minds, we enhance our performance and boost our self-confidence.
Improve Your Self-Esteem
Besides visualizing success, there are other things you can do to raise your self-esteem. For example: Reach out to others. Say nice things. Lend a helping hand.
When we help other people, we begin to feel more in control of our own lives.
We all would like to be perfect. However, perfectionism often paralyzes us and can actually keep us from accomplishing our goals.
List 20 reason why you should. If you can’t think of 20, think of what people who admire you would say. (They’re right, you know.)
Act in accordance with your own values. Choose the path that feels right for you.
Be good to yourself. Do something, just for you, that makes you feel good every day.
Pick up an encyclopedia, or go online to Wikipedia, and read one new entry at random. Take a course at your local community college. Travel to a new place. Eat a new food.
As you meet new challenges, you gain new confidence.
Practice Being Optimistic
Fight pessimism. Think of setbacks as temporary and one of a kind, not permanent and “complete” failures.
Don’t Take It Personally
Bad encounters often tell you more about how the other person feels at that moment in time, rather than representing a failure on your part.
Don’t Take Things So Seriously
Lighten up. Most of life’s little calamities have two sides. Try to gain a balanced perspective and you’ll bounce back more quickly from disappointments and embarrassing moments. And people will enjoy being around you.
Practicing these positive measures reinforces your own belief in your self-worth, and increases your self-esteem, which will make you more self-confident.