Self Confidence

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

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Self confidence is extremely important in almost every aspect of our lives, yet so many of us struggle to find it. Sadly, this can be a vicious circle: People who lack self confidence can find it difficult to become successful.

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A good level of self confidence is vital for a happy, successful life so we are told. So how can we build a stronger self confidence that will leave us with that inner glow?

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Confidence comes from feelings of well-being, acceptance of your body and mind (self-esteem) and belief in your own ability, skills and experience.

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I believe one of the most important ingredients for self confidence is liking yourself. If we ask our self the question ’What are the things I like about myself right now and why am I glad I am me?’ These are difficult questions to answer at first until we get into the habit of appreciating our self, with practice it becomes more natural.

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The quickest way to deflate ones well earned self confidence is to compare oneself to others. The only person you need to compare yourself with is your ‘previous’ self. Am I growing, moving forward?

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Do not put other people on pedestals. Forget comparisons, instead, choose great role models to follow, people who have qualities that you really admire and from whom you can learn from.

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Remember confidence is not something that can be learnt like a set of rules; confidence is a state of mind. Positive thinking, practice, training, knowledge and talking to other people are all useful ways to help improve or boost your confidence levels.

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Look for ways to boost your confidence today and develop that inner glow.

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‘The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you.’
William Jennings Bryan

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