Confidence is not something learned like a set of rules; confidence is a state of mind.
Positive thinking, practice, training, and talking to other people are all useful ways in which to help to improve or to boost your confidence levels. Confidence comes from feelings of wellbeing, acceptance of your body and mind (i.e. self-esteem), and belief in your own ability, skills and experience.
Ways to Improve Confidence and Wellbeing
Planning and Preparation
People often feel less confident in new or potentially difficult situations. Perhaps the most important factor to develop confidence is to plan and to prepare for the unknown.
Learning, Knowledge and Training
Learning and research can help you to feel more confident to handle situations, roles and tasks.
Positive thought can be a very powerful way to improve confidence, and it can give you a resilient outlook if and when negative experiences occur.
Try To Re-condition The Way That You Think About Your Life
- Know your strengths and weaknesses.
- Realise that we all make mistakes.
- Accept compliments and compliment yourself.
- Use criticism as a learning experience.
- Try to stay generally cheerful and have a positive outlook on life.
Talking to Others and Following Their Lead
Generally, confidence attracts people, and it is one of the main characteristics of charisma and wellbeing. Observe what others do, and then adopt the best parts.
As we complete tasks and goals, then our confidence that we can complete the same and similar tasks again increases.
Stand up for what you believe in and stick to your principles. However, this does not mean that you should become overbearing in your views.
Arrogance is harmful to relationships, and it is sometimes a fine line between confidence and arrogance. You must be aware of the difference.
If you would like to discuss how to improve your confidence, then please contact me to explore ways in which we could work together.