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4 ways to boost your confidence like a pro

All the leaders have one thing in common that they are immensely confident about themselves and their ideas. Confidence serves as a catalyst for our success story. There are 4 ways which can help to boost our confidence level and help us achieve our goals.

4 ways to boost your confidence like a pro

Tuesday December 12, 2017,

4 min Read


What differentiates a winner from a wannabe winner

People have ideas and enormous talents, but they reach nowhere. What could be the possible reason for the failure of super talented and innovative people around? Why does the world fail to recognize their capabilities? This is Because they could not gather the confidence to highlight those capabilities by acting upon them.

We do not need to be confident only while appearing for a job interview or presenting our million-dollar ideas to investors. Rather we must need to practice confidence every day, in everything we do. We need self -confidence to express ourselves freely, to take that first step to realize our dreams, to be able to live our life the way we want. Self Confidence acts as a catalyst in achieving that long desired success. In a nutshell, confidence is a pre-requisite for leading an enriching and prospering life. Fortunately, this is not an inherent quality, we can always learn how to handle our day to day situations confidently.

Let’s get started to explore the ways, we can ingrain the virtue of self-assurance in ourselves.

1. Groom yourself

What attracts us to a person in the first meeting? Their personality, right.

How they carry themselves, whether they have dressed appropriately for the occasion or have they done their hair neatly?

A person with shabby clothes or undone hair gives a message of carelessness and negligence. We do not take these personalities seriously and do not trust their fortitude easily. People avoid these people and do not like such company instead of their good nature or high cognitive abilities.

So, present yourself in best way possible. For that there is no need to rush to nearby store to buy new clothes and shoes. Just maintain a necessary hygiene, spend few minutes to make your hair, wear ironed and clean clothes, polish your shoes regularly and keep that infectious smile on. When we know we are looking good, it automatically generates a feeling of being confident and happy.

2. Knowledge generates confidence

Rather than killing your time on video games and social media, spend some time daily, learning something valuable for your studies and career. Nothing great can be achieved without a deep knowledge and understanding about our subject or field. Knowledge empowers us subconsciously which reflects in our personality. Profound knowledge about anything gives us a power of knowing and in turn it helps in boosting our confidence.

3. Generate confidence by achieving small goals

Setting goals and working hard to achieve them is an excellent habit. We should start with setting small achievable tasks which can be completed in their stipulated time. Every achieved goal fills us with a sense of confidence and motivates us to take up the next tasks, bigger goals. Students have so many things to complete homework writing, preparing for exams, etc. For example, according to the time assigned for submissions of homework, assign every day for activities related to researching, writing, reviewing and editing. Complete every task systematically and then start next one. Our brain tunes in to a habit of breaking down bigger goals in small achievable tasks and nothing can motivate a person than success. This motivation transforms in to unfading confidence.

4. A positive talk to yourself

Pay a close attention to how you speak to your own self. What do you think about yourself? What words do you choose to describe yourself in your thoughts? Never tell yourself that you are less capable than someone else or you are not beautiful. Whenever you get time alone, speak to yourself, if possible aloud. Tell yourself that you have all the ability to attain greatness, that you deserve the best and you are ready to receive it. This seems a funny exercise but has immense effect on our mind. Our mind believes what we keep telling that again and again.

So, create a courageous and bold self and don’t forget to wear your confidence when you go out. Keep up your spirit and realize your dreams.