Self Confidence




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

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.

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?

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

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.

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?

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.

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.

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

‘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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