We all agree that confidence is reasonable, but why is self-confidence necessary? I believe self-confidence and success are going side by side.
Why do we want to be more self-confident?
I don't know any successful people who lack confidence, so I need to work on my self-confidence.
Signs of Low self-confidence
If you look at people around you and think for a minute, can you identify anyone with low confidence? What are they like?
Quiet, not happy, staying low, and not trying to change their current situation. Accepting that they cannot change the way they are.
I was the same just a few years back until I realised I needed to do something about it. But this is another story you can check out.
Benefits of increasing your self-confidence
There are plenty of reasons why improving your self-confidence should be on your list to work on:
Less fear - Confident people are less scared and less likely to worry about the outcome; they believe they can achieve a lot, which is excellent.
Less self-doubt - They doubt themselves less and believe in their power and capabilities.
Less social anxiety - We have all been in big companies, and someone always stands out and is not hiding in the corner. Always at the centre of the action.
Less stress - More confident people are, the less stress they get. Fear of the future is one reason why people are getting stressed. As we discussed above, self-confident people are more likely to have less fear.
Greater self-worth - They know they're worth and do not accept anything less.
Better sleep - They have a better sleep, as they stress less and are less worried.
A clear mind is usually the case as they look after their mindset and know what they want.
More focus - a clear mind must be a clear focus.
More opportunities - confident people often get promotions at work and are more likely to succeed in business. They are not afraid to try something new and are willing to step out of their comfort zone. And we all know - Life begins outside your comfort zone.
Improved relationships - if there are problems, they are more likely to talk about them and be honest with their partner. There is no need to hide anything as they will likely sort the issue out.
Resilience - this one must be likely to get stronger with time.
Leadership - would you follow a not confident leader? I know I wouldn't, and to be honest, a true leader must have self-confidence.
Influencing others - people want to follow confident people, are happier, and try to copy their behaviour.
Positive attitude - they have a positive attitude, which is a big one; if you want to achieve something great in life.
No Fear of rejection - they are not afraid if people tell them no. They know they will not give up and will find a different way.
Accept failures - failure is just a step closer to success. They are aware of it and accept if they fail.
Full accountability - they are not looking for excuses and take full responsibility.
Step out of your comfort zone - I mentioned it before, but I think this one is essential for achieving a successful life.
Self-confidence at work
There is not much I will talk about confidence at work, just one thing. If you want to progress quickly - try to improve your self-confidence. There are not many managers who lack confidence.
It would be best if you dealt with all sorts of problems, and the higher your rank at work, the more problems occur.
Self-confident people are not afraid to try new things; this is always a good thing at work, and bosses are quick to notice it.
Self-confidence in sport
Do you need to be confident in sports? If you want to achieve anything, then yes. And the more you train more confident you get anyway.
It takes discipline and a lot of commitment to training regularly; if you develop discipline, you will surely be successful.
How to Boost your self-confidence
Tips to boost your self-confidence:
Kil negative thoughts - be more positive. Look for solutions instead of problems.
Dress lovely - wear clothes you like and if you want, go and get something you like from the shop.
Groom yourself - get a haircut and maybe professional makeup. Go for a massage and get a spa treatment.
Be kind - you will feel better if you are kind to everyone. Try it.
Plan and prepare - have a plan and to-do list. Plan a day/week/month.
Stand straight - look after your posture.
Get a habit - sometimes, little things make a big difference. Get a small practice and move on to bigger ones.
Stop making excuses - focus on solutions.
Smile - it is that simple. Smile more, smile more often.
Be grateful - get into a habit of being thankful.
Exercise - break a sweat; it will boost your confidence.
Learn a new skill - learn something new. Try Udemy or Allison
Achieve your goals - Make your bed. If you haven't heard this one yet. It means starting your day by making your bed. It's a small achievement and the first one of the day. It will push you to achieve more. It is a compelling way of developing discipline and habits.
What is the best book to build confidence?
Here is my list of books I find very useful, not only for improving self-confidence, but they are generally fantastic.
Ten books to Build self-confidence:
Why is self-confidence necessary? I believe there are more than enough points above to convince you that improving self-confidence should be at the top of the list for anyone wishing to succeed.
Read more about why personal development is necessary and beneficial here.
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Have a great day.