Do you give up on projects before ever giving them a real shot?
Maybe you panic in the face of a new challenge or seek validation from others to confirm your actions and behaviors are correct...
If so, these could be signs that your self-confidence needs a boost.
The good news is that self-confidence is only up 50% genetic, so with practice and intention, anyone can learn to be and feel self-confident.
Having high levels of self-confidence can lead to the following:
🎉 Better resilience and ability to handle stress
🎉 Improved work performance and engagement
🎉 Stronger relationships in your personal and professional life
🎉 Higher self-esteem and self-belief
🎉 Fewer negative thoughts
🎉 Reduced depression and anxiety
🎉 Increased optimism and wellbeing
🎉 A greater sense of autonomy
🎉 Increased drive to set and achieve goals
Increasing your self-confidence can help you unlock all of these benefits so that you can go on to accomplish more and feel more successful and satisfied in all areas of your life.
Here are five ways to help you boost your self-confidence:
💪🏽 Practice positive self-talk:
When self-defeating thoughts creep in, change the narrative and give yourself the reassurance and compassion you need during challenging moments.
💪🏽 Avoid comparing yourself to others:
One of the worst ways to chip away at our self-confidence is by comparing ourselves to others.
Remembering that our journey and story are unique and that all will come in due time is a helpful way to move away from the toxicity of comparison.
💪🏽 Get comfortable saying no and setting boundaries:
If you tend to say “yes” to every demand that comes your way, even at the cost of overwhelming yourself, it could be that you’re too focused on not disappointing others.
Instead, be reasonable, but set boundaries, so your needs are always prioritized.
💪🏽 Reflect on your past accomplishments or times you’ve overcome difficult things:
Sometimes, we lose sight of how much we’ve overcome or accomplished in our lives but reflecting on these things can help remind us how strong, powerful and resilient we really are.
💪🏽 Get to know yourself:
Explore your beliefs, values, strengths, interests, and character traits so you can apply them to your daily life.
At the same time, recognize your shortcomings and work towards developing them.
What is your favorite way to boost your own or others' confidence?
Share in the comments below. 👇🏽
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