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Building Self Confidence
March 13, 2021

Building Self Confidence

The secret to building self-confidence is one that we all want to be let in on. Everyone seems to know a few people who have a seemingly endless supply of self-confidence, and we view those people with admiration.

But here is a secret – they didn’t become that way overnight. It takes many years and constant mindful practice to exude self confidence.

Even the most confident people still have moments of self-doubt, and they experience setbacks just like everyone else. But the difference is that they face their fear of failure by doing the things that scare them anyway.

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Recover and keep going

Truly self-confident people know that everyone fails sometimes, and that the key to eventual success is being able to move past your mistakes and keep trying.

You must silence your inner critic and create a positive internal dialogue with yourself instead. Make a conscious decision to do things that push you out of your comfort zone. That is how true personal growth happens, but it definitely isn’t easy.

Ask yourself, “What is the worst thing that can happen if I fail?” Chances are that the worst outcome would not be as bad as the scenario that you create within your own mind. Then ask yourself, “What will I gain if I succeed?” Having this inner dialogue within yourself will help you to objectively analyze the situation, and will in turn help to ease doubt and fear of failure.

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Accept praise

In order to build and project self-confidence, you will also need to be able to accept praise for a job well done. Many people are uncomfortable with this, but accepting compliments from others is not arrogant.

On the flip side, you should also be able to give compliments and praise to others as well. Do what you believe in your heart is right and don’t let fear of criticism from others sway your opinions. Stand strong in your convictions, and you will be admired for it.

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Improve your skills

When you are working on building your self-confidence, one of the most important things you can do is continue to build and improve on your existing skills. Are you fearful of public speaking? Consider taking a class where you are forced to deliver a speech or presentation in front of a group of people.

Do you want to start a new business? Learn everything you can about marketing and creating a business plan so that you feel fully prepared to take on clients. When you are able to back up your skills with real-life experience, your confidence will soar. Invest in yourself and your abilities, and your belief in yourself will become apparent to everyone around you.

Be patient

Finally, don’t be afraid to, as the saying goes, ‘fake it til you make it’! Even something as simple as changing your look, or dressing professionally can give you a confidence boost when you need it. Self-confidence is something that doesn’t come easily, and certainly doesn’t happen overnight.

Just as a plant or flower needs to be watered and tended to, so does your inner confidence. With regular practice and conscious effort, you too can be on your way to building self-confidence.

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