Confidence – a concept that is seemingly easy and natural for some, but a struggle for many. While some believe that confidence is an ability that you are born with, I like to think that over time it is an ability that you have evolved and developed. Each day you wake up you have a picture of yourself in your mind; some days are good, while other days are not so much. Whether you realize it or not, that mental image is what determines the level of confidence you emit into the world.
When you feel good about yourself, you radiate; when you don’t, you tend to hide away. The important key is to develop that awareness that can recognize you are never going to be stuck with where you are currently at forever. The action of being confident is in your control, practicing this alongside a few other simple tips is the first step to gaining and exuding the confidence you deserve.
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1. Take Control
The first step in taking the initiative to build your confidence is to recognize that your attitude is ultimately in your control. Once you realize and accept this as fact, you then need to take the steps to change it. By accepting that you are solely responsible for your own life and attitudes, you can work towards mastering the control you need to gain the confidence you seek.
How you ask?
By making the decision to be better for yourself, your mindset, and the overall outcomes of your life. You are in the driver seat deciding where you want to go. Take yourself on the path of positivity towards achieving all that you have ever wanted.
2. Look Out for YOU!
Treat yo’self – if you feel good you people will be able to tell.
Remember, this is YOUR life not anyone else’s so forget other’s negative opinions and appreciate yourself in all of your glory. Think about what you have to offer the world, and showcase it. You should never say anything to yourself that you wouldn’t say to someone else. Positive self-talk is integral to your success on your journey to radiating confidence.
3. Flip The Negativity
Throughout your life, as you have likely already concluded, people will intentionally try to tear you down. The reality of the matter is that in 99% of cases, this negativity is really just a projection of their own insecurities. So, rather than allowing it to affect you, take a moment to evaluate where they are coming from & recognize that most likely what they are saying isn’t actually true.
What is it within you that they are envious of in you? Cherish that. By exuding the control in these situations you naturally begin to feel more confident in these decisions
4. Celebrate the Small Wins
We live in an anti-ego world, but it’s okay to be happy when you are succeeding. There is absolutely no shame in doing good. When you are proud of something you have done – own it – and do the same for others. Encouraging and recognizing each other for even the smallest things can have a much larger impact that you would expect.
Your story is not over yet, it is up to you. The more effort and practice you put into life and building your confidence the better results you will achieve.