How Can I Improve My Confidence?
Different people increase, and work actively upon increasing their confidence levels and we could all probably benefit from a boost in this area.
This applies also to those amongst us who come across as being super confident – in reality they are hiding some concerns and weaknesses that they do not want to show and are really almost certainly lacking in confidence!
Confidence is built on different things, but overall it is built on choices and accomplishments that feed your passion, and that make you feel happy and proud of who you are. This drive comes from within and to boost and further develop your confidence try building confidence in the following areas:
- Being proactive and getting tasks completed
Confidence is built on accomplishment. Completion of goals and targets is an important part of confidence and will give you a spur to take on other tasks and challenges. This can start with some quick wins in the accomplishment of daily tasks and then deciding upon tackling progressively larger tasks. Daily goals finished off and completed rapidly become weekly or monthly tasks completed. Incremental completion of objectives creates positive mood changes and will drive you on.
- Check on your progress and review what you are doing
The best way to reach your goals, big or small, is break them into smaller goals and to monitor your progress. If you cannot measure something it is impossible to manage the process – how would you know that you were actually making any headway? By having some quantifiable measure of achievement once you reach a milestone this will automatically increase your confidence and push you on to the next measurement point. Doing this will maintain your focus and make progress visible.
- Do The Right Thing
Most confident people live by a value system and make their decisions based on that value system, even when it is hard and not necessarily in their best interest, but in the interest of the greater good. What is the very best that you could do in any given situation? Being proud of your approach and maintaining your standards are key factors in developing your confidence.
- Do not fear Failure
We all make mistakes and with the benefit of hindsight we would probably do things differently. Reviewing and critically assessing the past is a healthy exercise as long as it does not prevent us from trying new things and developing new ideas. Fear of failure is the enemy within! Setting goals that are too big and which will take a long time to complete or achieve may create uncertainty and doubt that you will ever complete them – that is why it is very important to make sure that you set small, achievable tasks to keep things in perspective.
- Be positive and concentrate on You
If you want to achieve a goal, make sure that your inner voice that is committed to the outcome id uppermost in your mind. This means refusing to listen to the doubters who will say that you cannot achieve the task or that it is unrealistic. However, tempting it is to cave into these voices and doubts be strong and concentrate upon what you want to deliver and achieve!
- Deliver on your promises
People respect people when they say they are going to do something and they do it. More importantly, you will respect yourself if you say you are going to do something and you do it, and belief in yourself will come easier, because you know you are not afraid of the work.
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