When you believe in yourself and you’re sure that you’ll succeed at something, you have self confidence. Throughout life, your level of self confidence might fluctuate when you’re faced with challenging situations. However, you have the power to build your self confidence.
Although parents can encourage young children to believe in themselves, as an adult, only you hold the keys to strengthening your own confidence.
If you find that you’re feeling less self assured than you’d like, you can step up and take action to shore yourself back up. Review the following strategies to find inspiration.
Take personal responsibility to build your self confidence using these methods:
1.Select a mentor. If you want to believe in yourself, seek someone who you think exhibits great self confidence. Consider this person to be your model of selfconfidence. When selecting a mentor, ask yourself:
Does he stand straight and strong?
Is he relaxed and open to others?
In addition to these traits, maybe he has a good sense of humor and looks people straight in the eye when he speaks to them. Or perhaps he models other characteristics you admire. Having someone to emulate is incredibly inspiring. Modeling after your mentor enhances your self confidence.
2.Identify what you’re doing right in your life. Sure, you know your shortcomings, but what about all those things you do well? Everyone excels at some tasks or activities. Seek out what those things are for you.
Make a list of what you believe you’re good at.
Consider this: no one in the world has the same unique qualities and strengths that you do in the way that you do.
What are you doing right? If you know the answer to this, your self confidence will bloom.
3.Pretend you’re self confident. You can most likely identify times and situations in your history when you didn’t feel particularly positive. Think about how you handled some of them.
On your good days, you put your chin up and plowed forward into the situation at hand. You pretended you believed you could do it. And chances are, you did!
Going forward, on the days you feel the least self confident, think of your mentor and pretend that you’re confident like he or she is.
Believe in yourself. Have faith that you’ll make it through.
4.Make a list of your strong points. What character traits do you have to offer that are of great benefit to you or others? Are you patient, kind or caring? Identify personality characteristics that you’re proud of. Ponder your strong points. Knowing yourself will enhance your self confidence.
5.In your daily life, notice when you do something well. Perhaps you just cleaned up your car and it looks awesome. Maybe you completed a report and it’s the best you’ve ever written.
Recognize each day the times when you excel. Perhaps you helped your child through a difficult time or you made a great chocolate cake.
Little efforts add up to build your self confidence.
6.Celebrate your progress. Take notice of your good fortune. When you’ve met or surpassed your goals, celebrate! Rejoice in your own successes. Congratulate yourself as you build the self confidence you seek.
7.Choose optimism as a daily approach to everything. Strive to be positive in life’s journey.
When you make the decision to find the best in whatever life brings you, your self confidence will soar.
Eva Gregory is a Law of Attraction expert, speaker author and mentor to spiritual entrepreneurs – coaches, healers and holistic practitioners. Her passion is helping spiritual entrepreneurs go from chaos to clarity, and from clarity to cash flow by learning how to tap into their own inner guidance and merge it with proven practical business strategies to create enlightened businesses of purpose, passion and prosperity. She is author of “The Feel Good Guide to Prosperity” and “Life Lessons For Mastering the Law of Attraction” co-authored with Jack Canfield. Get your FREE REPORT, “Massive Success For Spiritual Entrepreneurs” here. Learn more about how Eva can help you at www.EvaGregory.com