Self-confidence should be an attribute everyone possesses. Not only does it improve your life but it does inspire others around you to improve theirs.
Why should you be confident?
“Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand brake on.” --- Maxwell Maltz
How does it feel to be surrounded with positive people, people who motivate you to do great things? Self-confident is “you” inspiring yourself and “others”.
The following is a list of things you can do to boost your confidence in the shortest possible time.
Change Your Dressing Style
For you to achieve the level of confidence you’re working towards, it is important to take the first step in a positive direction and that should start with your appearance. The first step to self-confidence in my opinion should be appearance. A positive appearance is halfway confidence. What you wear can go a long way to boosting your level of confidence. You don’t have to dress to kill, you just have to wear what you think would’ve been good if you Photoshop yourself or create an image of whom you wish you looked like. If you feel good in your dress, you’ll feel good in your steps and that's a step in the right direction.
Have the Mindset of a Winner.
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” --- Eleanor Roosevelt
You’re not always going to win but if you position yourself as someone who wins every time, you’ll be empowered to go a step further or push yourself closer to success. Having a mindset of a winner should be easy if you set achievable goals. You don’t always have to achieve your highly targeted goals to boost your confidence or before you see yourself as a winner. The minor goals on your list should be enough to encourage you. Once you meet those goals, you can set higher goals and you might just be ready to achieve them.
Do this anytime you feel discourage; Reflect on your past achievements, it doesn’t matter how small they were, they could be enough to encourage you to push further for the next.
Don’t Underestimate Yourself or Overestimate Others.
“If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.” --- T. Harv Eker
There’s a secret to self-confidence and ones you miss that, you’re lost. When you overestimate people, you’ll be under their shadow. You tend to shy away from them which kills your confidence slowly. Guess what? If you underestimate yourself and think others are better than you, I’m sorry to disappoint you but you don’t know yourself that much. What makes you think they’re better than you? Once you have an opportunity to life, you have the chance to be better.
Help People Solve their Problems
Could this be the magic formula! There are lots of persons with problems and most of them need people to help them out. Sometimes all they may need is advice, you can be that advisor. Believe you me, once you’re able to help someone resolve their problems, you’d have boosted your level of confidence. Just knowing you brought the solution to resolving someone’s problem makes you feel you have what it takes to do the next big thing.
“What the mind can conceive and believe it can achieve.” --- Napoleon Hill
We both or at least I agree that we can’t always maintain a positive mindset but it is worth the try. Once we set goals, we can achieve so let’s go all out to make that dream a reality. Avoid procrastination and negative thoughts. When you conceive negative thoughts you limit your chance to succeed. There’s an African proverb which says; “if you look back at what you have done and look ahead to what you’re to do and think you’ve done enough, your next step will be difficult to take”. Yes, that’s right! You know where you’re heading, nothing has to be enough until you get to your destination.