How to Build Self Confidence in 5 Easy Steps
Many people say that self-confidence is essential to achieving success in life. It does make sense – after all,
we would only want to work with a person who is able to convince us that he knows what he is doing and that he
could complete the tasks with ease.
However, not all people are born oozing with self-confidence. Instead, it has to be worked on so that such
characteristic will improve.
Although it cannot be done overnight, building up one’s confidence
can be quite easy as long as he is consistent into doing these five very simple steps:
1) Think of your achievements
The first thing to do when it comes to building your self-confidence is to determine the successes you have had
in your life. It does not matter how big or how small it is – these successes will help encourage you to go about
the things that you love doing and it should also remind you that your goals, big or small, are achievable as long
as you set your mind to it.
2) Improve, improve, improve
Learning should never stop once you have gone out of the four walls of your classroom. It is, after all, a
continuous process and, as well all say, there is always room for improvement. Know which skills you are proficient
on and enhance them even more. It is much better to be proficient and be considered an expert only at one thing
than become a jack of all trades but with half-baked and mediocre work outputs.
3) Know your limitations
It is very important that you know not only your strong point but also your weak points. It would help a lot to
bring out your confidence if you tried to turn these limitations into your strengths instead.
However, if there are things that you really could not do then it is also good to be able to acknowledge them
than to brag about them. This could get you in trouble in the long run especially if you are asked to do something
you have no idea on.
4) Do not quit
Building one’s self-confidence can be tough especially if faced with failure. Always remember though that no one
is perfect in this world and that even the best of the best people make mistakes sometimes. Forgive yourself for
such failures, big or small, but use such situations as a learning experience for you. Assess the things that you
have done and determine the factors which may have contributed into your failure then try to improve on these
things and do better the next time.
5) Stay positive
Giving up on one’s self and on one’s goal can be so much easier than when you try, with all your might, to reach
them. During such times, remind yourself how much things would be better if you are able to improve yourself and how much easier it would be to reach your goal.
Never trying and quitting should never be an option for you or you could just end up regretting things in the
future. Remember that success only comes to those who persevere and to those who are confident about