Do you want to achieve your goals and dreams? Do you want to become an influential person in life?
If yes, you need self-confidence. To get hired for your desired job, you need to express confidence. To seal great business deals, self-confidence is a must-have.
I had a dream to be a writer. Most of my friends and family advised me to stick to being a teacher. They said it was impossible to make it in the communication field. But I had the self-confidence to pursue what I wanted. After graduating, I kept applying for the position I dreamt of, content writer. I finally got what I yearned for!
What I am saying is that self-confidence helps you to attract the right things and people into your life. People always get attracted to confident individuals.
Here are 5 proven ways to improve your confidence to help achieve your goals
1. Change how you view yourself
What are your values? What do you stand for? You tend to behave in line with how you view yourself. If you believe you cannot make it in certain areas, definitely you will not.
The statements that you say to yourself every time become part of you.
The trick is to make the necessary changes. Start changing how you see yourself.
For instance, if you hate your own job now, start saying something that you appreciate or like about the job and gradually you will enjoy doing it.
2. Learn and practice public speaking
For most of us, we find it is very challenging to speak in public. It is even worse when you are facing strangers.
But you can overcome this fear by learning and practicing public speaking. When you are called to make a presentation to your team, embrace the challenge. Start contributing your ideas in meetings. Gradually you will be able to beat shyness.
You can also attend public speaking training to sharpen your confidence skills. Trust me, when you attend a panel interview next time you will handle it with great confidence.
3. Learn to smile always
Imagine you walked into the office and found two ladies sitting; one with a smile on her face and the other one with her head bent, looking at her phone.
Which of these will you be attracted to? Most likely you will be attracted to the one smiling.
A smile is a powerful tool to overcome nervousness and stress. It will also make you look more confident when you are talking to someone. They will become more interested in listening to you.
Research well for the information
When you have enough information about what you are going to talk about, you will be more confident in yourself.
For example, if you are attending an interview you need to do research about the company and the position you are interviewing for.
The goodness is that you have all the information available to you. Whether it is the interview questions or how to dress for an interview, all are available on the internet.
4. Surround yourself with positive minded people
If you want to regain your self-esteem, get rid of negative people in your life. These are the people who have nothing good to say about you. They will kill your morale.
One effective way to build your confidence is to surround yourself with smart and positive people who can encourage you and motivate you.
In the end, you want to be successful. Therefore, be confident in your ability to achieve anything in your life. These 5 things will greatly help you to rebuild the confidence you need. Practice!