Improving Self Confidence

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“I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time.”
Anna Freud

Although we may not want to admit it publicly I think a lot of us feel like we could use an improvement in self confidence.

We can however, choose if you want to raise or lower our self confidence. To start building self confidence ask yourself ‘What’s the worst that could happen‘?

It is easy to get lost in a vague fear – or very improbable scenarios – of what might happen if you go through with something. When you really ask yourself what the worst thing that could happen you get a clearer picture, a bit of fear vanishes and you discover that the potential consequences are seldom as frightening as you first thought. By doing this you define the potential consequences and also discover that whatever the might happen you can manage and recover from it.

When you break out of your comfort zone and try something you have not done before you not only challenge yourself, but you are expanding your own limitations and your confidence in your own abilities By trying something new on a continual basis you can also lessen your fears and live a life with less barriers and limitations.

Probably one of the most effective ways to building lasting confidence is when you decide to do something and do not back down. As you go through with it you get proof of your – often underestimated – capabilities and your confidence in yourself soars.

“Knock the ‘t’ off the ‘can’t.'”
Samuel Johnson

 

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