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Not sure of yourself? Ways to be more self–confidence

There are people, you certainly know, who seem to have real self-confidence. It is as if they were born that way. Yet, most of us don’t have as much self-confidence as we would like – especially in those difficult or stressful times when we need to believe in ourselves the most.

Self-confidence is a quality that we can develop. Anyone can create it. And this quality is essential because, to be successful in what we do, we have to believe in ourselves and be the best at what we do.

Tips to be more self-confidence

1. Develop yourself

You can’t be the best if you don’t know enough. If you don’t know enough, you can’t be sure. Learn from the best. Learn more.

2. Remove negative thoughts

This tip goes hand in hand with visualization. Your thoughts become your reality. You must learn to be aware of how you talk to yourself. If a little inner voice is keeping you from moving forward, personify that little voice. Talk to it, explain to it that you want to succeed, tell it to go away.

3. Find your true motivations

Once you identify your values, they will help you understand what motivates you. Think of four or five of your favorite memories. Note why those experiences affected you so much. Write down what triggered those situations, the other participants, how you felt, how those experiences have affected you since then. Describe everything. Then answer the following question: what do all these experiences have in common? A sincere, deep desire caused these similarities. That desire is your motivation.

4. Be polite

Don’t handle people the way you want to be handle. It’s a selfish attitude. Treat them the way they want to be treated. Most people want to treat with honesty, transparency, and kindness. Kindness is complicated because you have to stop thinking about yourself. When you act gracious, you will also feel better treated by others. It will give you more confidence to continue being kind and, most importantly, to be yourself.

5. Define your values

Not only in your mind but also on paper. Take a pen and write it down. Then define it. Don’t just write, for example, integrity. Define what integrity means to you. Note a few examples. Then, commit to respecting those values, your values.

6. Smile More

Humans are made to smile and smile in response. Smile more, and you will be happier. Happiness leads to confidence. If you are unhappy, watch a comedy show or movie. Find a way to laugh, especially when you don’t want to.

7. Slow down your speech

Talk slowly People who talk fast don’t care about others or have anxiety issues. Talking slow lets people know that you care about them and shows that you are not worried about what you will say next. Talking slow is an act of confidence.

8. Set goals for yourself

Set a small goal first and realize this: Success breeds success. Then fixed another small plan. Reach it. Then put a bigger plan for yourself. Become aware of it. And so on, setting increasingly essential goals for yourself.

9. Show appreciation

Thank anyone or someone, make a phone call, write a letter, find a reason to be appreciative, find out who made it possible, and thank that person. Don’t forget to thank you.

10. Focus on solutions

The solution is more important than the problem. Thinking about the problem increases stress. Figuring out the problem is not the same as focusing on the situation. Once you have the basics, change your mindset to be solution-oriented. Focus on what’s possible, not what’s problematic.

11. More workouts than last week

Improvement is the key to success. Exercise is critical to confidence; Exercise creates action. Exercise increases blood flow. The more you move, the more successful you will be. More success gives rise to more confidence.

Onyinye A.

Onyinye Abasim, from Nigeria. I'm a biochemist, content writer, and an entrepreneur. Email: Onyii@afrinik.com

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