8 Ways to Boost Your Confidence: Live the Life You Want By Urvashi Arya

 8 Ways to Boost Your Confidence: Live the Life You Want

By Urvashi Arya 






Maybe you've never felt as self-conscious as I did, but you can probably identify with the sense of wanting to do something but being afraid to begin. This limits your life potential and inhibits your ability to make a positive difference in the world.

It takes much effort to overcome those concerns. You may need to confront old limiting ideas or remove yourself from an environment where others are undermining your potential. Working on your confidence is one thing that will undoubtedly assist.

1. Make use of the self-assurance you were born with:

I believe it is always present, something you are born with but lose or stolen by others. You have to dig deep sometimes to discover it again. Amy Lee Tempest

You didn't emerge from the womb uncertain about your cry or self-conscious about your giant umbilical cord. You appeared blissfully ignorant of outside criticism, focused solely on your own experience and desires. I'm not saying you should be unconcerned about other people. It's only that remembering your original nature before time started chiseling away at it might assist.

You began to have doubts and fears about how other people saw you after you got a sense of self-awareness. You learned to seek praise and avoid criticism, and if you received more of the latter than the former, you might have become depressed.

Remember when you start to doubt yourself: we were all born with confidence, and we can all regain it if we learn to silence the thoughts that threaten it.

2. Recognize your advantages and disadvantages:

You acquire confidence in your strengths while learning about your flaws as you discover who you are. (Angela Birt)

It takes time to figure out who you are. Knowing which parts of yourself are you and which parts are whom you think you should be can be difficult.

Identifying your talents and weaknesses and what you enjoy is a fantastic place to start. (If you're good at sales but despise sales positions, it doesn't matter if you have confidence in your abilities.) Unless it's all about ego—does that make you happy?)

List five things you do well and love and five things you'd like to do well. Every day, try to incorporate part of the first list and work on some of the seconds. You'll gain confidence and fulfillment as you leverage your skills and improve where there's room for improvement.

3. Be optimistic:

Success breeds confidence...

However, because you can be successful while lacking confidence, confidence combines with another trait. It necessitates a mental shift toward a positive outlook. And this, by itself, can lead to increased success and confidence. It goes downhill from there., Jason Hi

Expect success may seem unusual because you can't foretell the future, but don't we do the opposite all the time? Have you ever entered a problematic situation expecting the worst and hoping something to go wrong? According to conventional wisdom, expect the worst because you won't be disappointed if you fail and will be pleasantly pleased if you achieve. However, evidence reveals that this isn't always the case. Pessimism can sabotage your performance and become self-fulfilling.

Find the positive aspects of every day, and you'll see that they grow over time.

4. Have faith in your ability:

Confidence comes from knowing you can manage anything that comes your way, not knowing you know everything. Donald King

Nobody on this planet knows everything. Everyone excels at some things and struggles at others. Weigh your security against your willingness and aptitude for learning rather than what you know or can perform.

Take constructive and detailed criticism as an opportunity to improve. Consider it a chance to learn from someone who does better than you. If you fall short, remember that you can improve next time. Don't worry if you're unsure what you can do right now; believe in yourself.

5. Be open to the unknown:

Humility is the source of confidence. It begins when we dare to look at the world differently. It flourishes when we have the confidence to embrace the unexpected and unknowable. (Hana Lee)

Many people believe that confidence implies understanding that you can achieve your goals. To some extent, it does, but this isn't the case for everyone. You cannot predict or control everything that happens in your life, no matter how brilliant, smart, or capable you are.

Even the most self-assured people lose jobs, relationships, and even their health.

Confidence comes from understanding your abilities while also acknowledging that they aren't exclusively accountable for the society you live in. It's really easier to feel confident in what you bring when you remove that weight off your shoulders and recognize that sometimes the twists and turns have nothing to do with what you did or should have done.

6. Take Chances:

Confidence is a strange creature. You go out and do what scares you the most, and the confidence follows. , Christopher Kaminski

You won't feel secure if you always do things the way you've always done them.

We had to crawl, walk, fall, and repeat to become comfortable with vulnerability and conflict. We made numerous errors, many of which were painful. But we now have a social life, and it's well worth the effort it took to get here.

7. Learn to Accept Compliments:

Positive reinforcement and acknowledgment help to build confidence. La Franchi, Don

It's remarkable how easy it is to believe everything negative people say while dismissing everything excellent. It takes skill to accept praise. It's natural to assume they're just being polite or that you're not exceptionally talented—you just got lucky.

This may be true on occasion, but you deserve the praise you receive for the most part. Don't try to convince yourself otherwise. Instead, turn it into self-assurance. You performed an excellent job on your work project. Therefore you can do it again. You gave an outstanding performance to be confident in your abilities.

Others want you to be successful. All you have to do is trust them when they prove your worth.

8. Develop Self-Assurance:

It can be practiced, and with practice comes improvement. 'Jacqueline Wolven' is a fictional character.

Your confidence will grow with practice, just like anything else in life. When you meet new people, this is an excellent opportunity. They have no idea who you are, much like the new kid at school, so you have a chance to show them.

Watch your mental monologue as you shake their hand, introduce yourself, and listen to them talk. Replace your doubting thoughts with more confident ones if you find yourself doubting yourself. Consider what a confident person would do and strive to imitate that behavior.

Keep an eye on your posture and tone. Hunching and muttering make you appear and feel insecure, so stand up and speak deliberately and clearly.

People are more likely to see you the way you want to be seen if they believe you do.

You might be confident in certain areas but not in others; that's how most of us operate. Take inspiration from your strong points.

If you're feeling insecure in your professional life, think about how you feel physically when you're in a relationship. If you're uncertain in love, think about how you feel when you're with pals.

Above all, remember that you are capable and deserving—just as much as everyone else, regardless of your accomplishments or errors. Knowing this is the first step toward believing it in your heart. The key to living it is to believe it. And living it is crucial to realizing your full potential.

Urvashi Arya   

Urvashi Arya - Content Writer - Vantage ITeS Consulting | LinkedIn