“Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing.” – Theodore Roosevelt
Confidence is the key to every milestone you set in life. If you are high on confidence, you can conquer the world and get everything you want. Self-confident people are admired by others and inspire confidence in others. No matter what obstacles come their way, they have the ability to get past them. But sometimes in life, we feel low self-esteem and fear failure. But by working on your self-confidence and self-esteem, you can overcome that fear. Here are ways to boost your self-confidence and overcome low self-esteem.
1. Stay away from negativity
When we are surrounded by negativity, the level of our confidence goes down. The negativity has the power to drain out our self-confidence and self-esteem. To stay confident, you need to get away from those individuals who put you down and shred your confidence. Bring positivity to your life by staying around people who are full of life.
2. Know your strengths and weaknesses
To boost your self-confidence, you need to identify your strengths and weaknesses and then weigh those against what you enjoy. List your weaknesses and strengths and work on them. Make your strengths as your armor to conquer what you want and accept your weaknesses so that they may not harm you.
3. Work on your body language
Your posture, smile, eye contact, and speech play a great role in building your confidence. Just the simple act of pulling your shoulder back and keeping your chip up can give others the impression that you are a confident person. And when you give others such an impression, you will see your confidence level spike up.
4. Dress your best every day
A person tends to feel more confident when he dresses up in a better way. Dressing in good outfits increases your confident and allows you to share your charisma, spirit, and vibe and also makes you magnetic. Dress up in your favorite outfit every day and you may get compliments from your co-workers which can boost you up.
5. Trust your capabilities
No one in this world is perfect. Everyone is good at some things and not good at others. Don’t weigh you security against what you know to do; weight it against your willingness and capacity to learn. It someone points about something negative in you, take it as an opportunity to make yourself better in one more aspect. If you know what you are capable of, you can conquer the world.
6. Step out of your comfort zone
Stepping outside our comfort zones causes some anxiety. But when this kind of anxiety is mixed with feelings of possible success, it is no less than a high.
For example, a highly challenging activity like skydiving may feel horrifying at first, but when you complete it, you get a feeling of exhilaration and accomplishment. And when you end up feeling so, your confidence boosts up.
7. Be prepared for failure
We all fear failure in our life and that is why we never take chances which ultimately bring our confidence level down. But when you prepare yourself for the unexpected, your confidence level spikes up and you get the courage to fight with every challenge that life throws at you. Keep confidence in your heart and deal with whatever that comes your way.
8. Talk to yourself
This might seem crazy, but trust me, it really works. Talking to yourself can make your smarter, improve your memory, help you focus and even increase athletic performance. Talk about all the positive things to yourself because the way you talk to yourself influences your neurobiological response to it.
9. Know yourself
When you are trying to overcome a negative self-image and replace it with self-confidence, you need to yourself in and out. Start listening to your thoughts. Start writing a journal about yourself, and about the thoughts you have about yourself, and analyzing why you have such negative thoughts. Dig deep within yourself, and you’ll come out with even greater self-confidence.
10. Focus on solutions
If you are a complainer or focus on problems rather than focusing on the solution, then change your focus now. Focusing on solutions instead of problems is one of the best things you can do for your confidence and your career.