Self-confidence means that you have faith in yourself and in your abilities, self esteem, and the inner conviction that you can carry through any task or action. Self-confidence is the mark of inner strength.
Developing self-confidence increases your inner strength, and is a must, if you wish to succeed in life.
You can also develop your self-confidence and inner strength by taking action and carrying out simple actions in your day-to-day life, such as making a decision and following it, taking a walk in spite of laziness, or talking with someone, whom you don’t like.
Self confidence is often affected by how you think and believe people see you. If you have low self-esteem, you would probably believe and feel that people don’t have a high opinion of you, which will of course, undermine your self confidence.
Why not believe and expect people to like and respect you? This will strengthen your self confidence.
If you see yourself in your mind’s eye as lacking self confidence, you will behave accordingly, and people would treat you accordingly. If you see yourself in your mind’s eye as strong and assertive, you would broadcast this attitude to the people you meet, who would sense your inner strength and treat you accordingly.
Simple Guidelines for Developing Self Confidence:
Wear clothes that you feel comfortable with.
Keep your back straight while walking and while sitting.
Work up, walk, or engage yourself in any kind of sport.
Become an expert in something you like.
Don’t be shy to compliment people.
Focus on what you are doing.
Make plans and follow them.
Express your opinions, instead of following others.
Act confidently, even if you are faking it. In time, acting confidently will become a habit.
Self esteem, inner strength and self confidence are interrelated, by developing one of them, you also strengthen and develop the others.
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