Tips To Improve Your Self-Confidence

by: Thomas Bekkar

Self-confidence is an important key to success in any walk of life. People with self-confidence are noticed more. They achieve their goals relatively easily. In contrast, people who lack self-confidence often end up being losers. You need to build your self-confidence if you want to do well in life.

Here are tips that can help you build that sometimes elusive self-confidence:

1. Self-confidence is found in people who have a healthy self-esteem. They know their personal worth, and act accordingly. A good way to improve your personal worth is to make a list of your accomplishments every day. You will be surprised to know how many positive acts you perform every day in life, but which you don't notice. Once you start looking at this list, your self-confidence will boom.

2. Be clear about your goals. If need be, break your goals into smaller, more manageable tasks. Pat yourself every time you achieve a minor goal. It will boost your self-confidence and help you achieve bigger goals.

3. Find a mentor who can help you reach your goals. Most people, who have done well in life, have a mentor who has traveled the same road on which they are traveling today. Meet your mentor regularly and seek advice and support as a routine. You will find that you are learning something valuable every day.

4. Socialize with people who are positive and supportive, who like and respect you. Give them the same support and respect that they give you. Avoid people who are negative and critical of you. Such people erode your self-confidence. They make you look at your negative self, and not your positive self. After some time, you get enveloped in their cynical and negative world-view. Nothing can be more damaging than that. Dump such friends as soon as you can.

5. Don't be afraid of failures. Take them in your stride and move on. Say to yourself that you will succeed the next time. Never make the mistake of allowing your failures to overwhelm you. They will force you into a shell and destroy your self-confidence. A better way is to see your failures as something inconsequential, and take on a new challenge. Of course, you must learn from your mistakes and be realistic about your abilities. People who try to over-reach often fall down. You should not allow that to happen in the name of self-confidence.

6. Keep yourself fit by exercising regularly and controlling your diet. A fit and healthy person is much more active and achieves more in work. Physical fitness, like self-confidence, glows on your face.

7. Have a wide range of interests, and take an active interest in what's going on in the world. Meet and talk to a lot of people. Don't focus all your attention only on your work and on your problems. Divert your attention to new interests, and new tasks. This will keep your mind happily occupied, and boost your self-confidence.


At 7:25 AMPERMALINK, Blogger Marcia, Your Confidence Coach said...

great info. i especially like the idea of a mentor. that is so helpful to teach you the ropes. but as you said if you can not find a mentor "Socialize with people who are positive and supportive, who like and respect you." that is very important.

At 1:09 AMPERMALINK, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's see if I get this straight.. I can do anything I put my mind to and accomplish more when I don't set any limits. What ever is that is the thing you're doing has to be consumed in the process of determined fury to succeed and surpass. How far do I want to gO? Hmm let. me. see..


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