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5 Simple Tips on Improving Self Confidence

It has been proven that the best way to maximize productivity at your workplace and have a good relationship with other people is by improving self confidence.  Self confidence gives you a high self esteem that helps you accept criticism positively and improve on your weaknesses. Have you ever noticed that people with great self confidence tend to attract more people around them?

Well you can be one of them following five simple steps

  • Change your about yourself: – Be kind on yourself; when you fail don’t go thinking how foolish or stupid you had been, instead just laugh it off and focus on what you can do to get ahead. Making harsh judgment like ugly or fat about your body image won’t solve any problem. Accept your physical appearance and find ways you can improve your body image.  It all starts with how you think and carry yourself. In fact when you have a positive feeling about yourself you will be surprised how much people envy you for who you are.

  • Realize your strengths and weaknesses: – The gradual process of building self confidence starts by realizing what makes you feel happy and satisfied versus things that de-motivate, discourage and lowers your morale.

    There is this saying that goes like this “even the things that are impossible for God can be accomplished with sincere efforts”.

    So whatever be your weakness don’t worry about it, instead focus on your strengths. Remember the time when you were enthusiastic about doing something that you love, something that you are passionate about. Give your 100% with that same spirit for every activity that you do with the conviction that you can do the best.

  • Mindless of what people will think about what you do: – While there are people who encourage you and support you, they are outnumbered by those people who are jealous and discourage you pointing out your failures. It’s your life and it’s your responsibility to not let others opinion rule your life. Follow your heart’s desire and live life on your own terms.

  • Interact with people: – While it is good to not let others opinions rule your life; don’t shy away from positive criticism. Break out of your comfort zone, go out there, express yourself and listen to what others have to say. It’s quite possible that you get different perspectives that would have never occurred to you. Do this more often and your self confidence will shoot up automatically.

  • Feel free to express your failures to others: – When you open up to other people they will be supportive and also share their successes and failures with you. And when you learn about their stories you will realize that everybody has their own share of challenges. You will come to realize that they aren’t any different from you and have built their self confidence over time taking cue from their successes and failures.

So how do you know if you are improving self confidence?

The greatest encouragement one will ever have is by realizing the efforts in improving self confidence are not going in vain. You can never fool yourself; try questioning yourself questions like, do I like myself? Do I deserve to be happy? Do other people like me?

Don’t struggle to have a positive answer on such questions; remember this is a gradual process. And here are some characteristics that show you are improving your self confidence

  • You are able to critically evaluate yourself and still appreciate who you are
  • You can relate with other people, criticize them and calmly take in negative criticism from them as well
  • You have the confidence to take up responsibilities like leading others and have the conviction that they can make an impact
  • You have a supportive and caring attitude towards others with positive words for them in times of need
  • You don’t need to be directed in everything they do

So are there challenges to improving self confidence?

In life there will be challenges in every activity you do, the difference is how you handle the challenges. Let the difficulties be a lesson to you and you are on target to improving self confidence.

Here are some simple ways of dealing with the most common challenges

  • When you are in a discouraging situation take a few minutes to think over before you give a harsh judgment on yourself. It’s never encouraged to make decisions when you are under influence of anxiety of any kind for you will most often make the wrong decisions.

  • When you give criticism or relate with other people, expect criticism and be ready to deal with it calmly. Take time to listen to what people say about you and apologize if you were wrong, however if the criticism holds no ground, take your stand and correct the critic in a gentle manner that their criticism was unfair.

Doesn’t matter how much time it takes or how much effort it takes or how tough it is to achieve something, give your 100%. And that is all that matters. Remember “even the things that are impossible for God can be accomplished with sincere efforts”. So have no worries about improving self confidence, follow the simple steps and you will be brimming with confidence.