Have you ever wanted to achieve a goal so much you couldn’t sleep? Most people want to achieve their goals but they undermine the importance of self-confidence. You need to be certain about your abilities, qualities and judgement. If you are uncertain, it’s difficult to convince anyone to be certain about you. Real confidence is when you believe in yourself but are humble enough to ask for support when need be, self-confidence sprouts from taking conscious action. Everyone has a measure of a lack of self-confidence in them, but we need to get to a place where we are truly confident in ourselves without any coverings. Here’s a few tips on how to build your self-confidence:
Go into Situations Prepared
Confident people are willing to admit that and they mitigate it by building a plan. They research. They ask questions. They practice. They prepare for what’s ahead. We’re most likely to lack confidence when it comes to stepping into new endeavors we have no prior experience with. And of course, you’re not going to be confident if you’re not competent in that area of work. That’s normal. In fact, it’s human nature — you’re simply not going to feel confident when you don’t know what it is you’re doing. But as you prepare and build a plan, your competence begins to grow. As a result, your confidence follows. That’s the natural cycle of confidence. You’re not confident about delivering an upcoming presentation? Practice and prepare. You’re not confident about launching your business? Do your research and determine how you can mitigate your risks. Planning is essential to build self confidence.
Learn How to Manage Your Emotions
Confidence rises and falls like a fog. Confident people accept this as a fact of life and don’t fight it. Rather, they simply learn how to manage their emotions. Confident people comprehend how the quality of their thoughts shapes their reality. As such, they don’t criticize themselves, instead, they practice self-compassion by accepting what is. They’re aware of the body-mind connection and how power poses can boost their confidence at times of struggle. According to Amy Cuddy, a social psychologist at Harvard Business School, better posture can instantly make us feel more confident and powerful. Make it a habit to become more self-aware. Learn how to manage your emotions and you will become a naturally more confident person.
Believe in Your Ability to “Figure it Out”
Self-belief is what fuels your self-confidence but don’t mistake believing with faking. Believing is rooted in self-perception. Fakeness is rooted in the perception of others. When rooted in self-belief, you are brave and humble to admit that you don’t know something. That’s why it’s so easy to spot people who are faking confidence: They’re fickle and arrogant. They lie and everyone can see right through it. Make it a habit to build your self c0nfidence by believing in yourself and your ability to figure things out as you go, You can weather the storm when it hits.
People who fake their confidence do one of two things: They either boast about what they’ve accomplished or they talk about what they’re going to do, but have nothing to show for it. People who are genuinely confident do the exact opposite: They stay quiet because they let their actions speak for themselves.