Self confidence, people who tend to see their lives in a positive light even when things aren’t going so well, and they are typically satisfied with and respect themselves.
Self confident people inspire confidence in others. They face their fears head-on and tend to be risk takers. They know that no matter what obstacles come their way, they have the ability to get past them.
It comes down to one simple question: If you don’t believe in yourself, how do you expect anybody else to?
Try some of the tips listed below. You might have to fake it at first and merely appear to be self-confident, but eventually you will begin to feel the foundation of self-confidence grow within you. With some time and practice, you too can be a self-confident person, both inside and out.
Stay away from negativity and bring on the positive
Be positive, even if you’re not feeling it quite yet. Put some positive enthusiasm into your interactions with others and hit the ground running, excited to begin your next project. Stop focusing on the problems in your life and instead begin to focus on solutions and making positive changes.
Change your body language and image
Look at the person you are speaking to, not at your shoes–keeping eye contact shows confidence. Last, speak slowly. Research has proved that those who take the time to speak slowly and clearly feel more self-confidence and appear more self-confident to others. The added bonus is they will actually be able to understand what you are saying.
Don’t accept failure and get rid of the negative voices in your head
Low self-confidence is often caused by the negative thoughts running through our minds on an endless track. If you are constantly bashing yourself and saying you’re not good enough, aren’t smart enough and on and on, you are creating a self-fulfilling prophecy. The next time you hear that negativity in your head, switch it immediately to a positive affirmation and keep it up until it hits the caliber of a self-confidence boost.
Learn everything there is to know about your field, job, presentation–whatever is next on your “to conquer” list. If you are prepared, and have the knowledge to back it up, your self-confidence will soar.
Create a ‘my life is great’ list
Life is full of challenges and there are times when it’s difficult to keep our self-confidence up. Sit down and make a list of all the things in your life that you are thankful for. Once your lists are complete, stick them up somewhere where you will see over and over again, remind yourself the life you have and what an amazing person you really are.