Confidence is one of the key factors you need in order to succeed. It’s thinking positively about the challenges you are facing and recognizing your abilities in what you can do. It’s taking control of your mind to help you to have courage in handling things. Having confidence and believing in yourself is called self-confidence. It plays an important role in life which can contribute to a person’s success.
In building self-confidence, there is a lot of work needed to be done, and it starts with oneself. Here’s a good place to start building your self-confidence:
Learn to love yourself first. Loving and accepting who you are is a big step in boosting your confidence. Loving yourself will make you realize that you’re unique, and that’s when you start to believe and recognize yourself.
Don’t forget to take care of yourself. Taking care of yourself is also a good way to uplift your confidence. Dress up and show the world what they’re missing. Dressing up will not only make you look great or impress your friends, but this helps you express yourself too.
Wear your biggest smile. Don’t forget to wear your biggest smile every day. Smiling can help in boosting confidence and brightens a person’s day. You get a little kick for making others smile too.
Know what you are good at. If you’re a student, you can join organizations or activities in school where you know you can achieve well. Doing something you are good at helps you build confidence and you socialize with people at the same time—that’s killing two birds with one stone.
Accept the mistakes that you’ve done. It’s normal to for a person to make mistakes. Nobody’s perfect, and we all have had mistakes in life or in our work. What matters is, you did your very best, so forget about it and move on. Focus on the present and tomorrow.
Motivate yourself every day. Motivating yourself can increase self-confidence and helps you uplift yourself and see the positive side to encourage yourself to have a productive day.
As the song from Lady Gaga goes, “Don’t hide yourself with regret, just love yourself and you’re set,” loving yourself leads to accepting yourself. And once you know what you’re capable of and who you really are, it will be easy to express yourself to the world, and that will make you look appealing and confidently beautiful in people’s eyes.
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Mind Tools Content Team. n.d. “Building Self-Confidence.” MindTools. Accessed December 7, 2017. https://www.mindtools.com/selfconf.html.
Griffin, Trudi, LPC. n.d. “How to Build Self Confidence.” WikiHow. Accessed December 7, 2017. https://www.wikihow.com/Build-Self-Confidence.