5 Ways to Become a More Confident Person.
“Nothing can dim the light that shines from within”- Maya Angelou
What do you see when you look at yourself in the mirror? Do you see a Super Woman ready to conquer the world? If the answer is no and you don’t believe you are capable of conquering the world, then there’s no way you ever will.
Confidence is often described as the single most attractive quality a person can possess. How can anyone else see how great you are if you fail to see it within yourself? The goods news is, there are some practices that one can adopt in order to become more confident.
So, how can one become more confident? Read my top 5 tips below:
1. MASTER THE MIND
Confidence is a state of mind that can be achieved through intentional action. Dedicate time every day to work on your mind and your body. I personally like to achieve this through establishing and adhering to a solid morning routine which comprises of meditation, listening to podcasts and working out. Whatever it is, ensure you are dedicating sufficient time each day to stengthen your mind and your body.
2. PUSH THROUGH LIMITING SELF-BELIEFS
Jordan Gray has developed an effective mechanism for eliminating limiting self-beliefs. According to Gray, the process involves practicing the following 5 steps:
- Name your Demons: Identify and write down what it is that you are afraid of.
- Face your Demons: Under each limiting self-belief, write down 3-5 reasons why you fear those things.
- Punch your Demons in the Face: Disprove your limiting self-beliefs. Under each limiting self-belief, write down as many points of evidence to the contrary as you can.
- Write your New Empowered Belief: Reference the old belief briefly, and then in a realistic but compelling mannger, state the new empowered belief.
- Repeat as required.
3. DRESS TO IMPRESS
“You can have anything you want if you dress for it”- Unknown.
When you look good, you feel good! And when you feel good, you make good decisions! Take some time to invest in yourself and your personal presentation. Simple grooming practices such as a blowout, an eyebrow wax or getting your nails painted by a professional don’t break the bank, but can help you to look and feel more confident! Dressing well and investing in quality purchases (such as a good pair of heels), can go a long way in helping you to look and feel your best!
4. EMPOWER YOURSELF THROUGH KNOWLEDGE
Knowledge equals power! The more you know, the better informed you’ll be as an individual. You can stay abreast of world issues and have the confidence when people challenge you in conversation. Aim to read at least one non-fiction book per month. Subscribing to relevant blog sites and forums and listening to podcasts can significantly contribute to increasing your knowledge on a broad arrange of topics!
5. FACE YOUR FEARS
If we want to become more confident and established as individuals, we must learn to confront our fears and come face to face with them! By facing your fears, you gain strength, courage and confidence.
Susan Jeffer’s in her international best-selling book “Feel the Fear and do it Anyway” talks about how to turn fear and indecision into confidence and action. Whether it is public speaking, asserting yourself, making decisions, dating, changing jobs, interviews, leaving home or believing in yourself… learn to feel the fear and do it anyway!
HOW TO BECOME A MORE CONFIDENT PERSON
Remember, you are confident and worthy! Believe in yourself, because believing is the key living it! And living it is the key to unlocking your true potential.
What are some of the tips or practices you have used to increase your confidence? I would love to hear your thoughts and feedback- leave your comments below!