Find Your ConfidenceJun 30, 2021
When you believe in yourself and you're sure that you'll succeed at something, you have the self-confidence to achieve what you set out to do. Throughout life, your level of self-confidence might fluctuate when you're faced with challenging situations.
But if you’re finding your self-confidence wavering, try some of these confidence-boosting strategies:
- Think about the 3 toughest things you've ever done in your life. You were successful in coming through those crises. By mentally exploring these events, you'll learn about how you found your confidence in those instances. Whenever you lack confidence, reflect on those tough times and the strategies you utilized to get through them.
Feeling self-assured comes with knowing that you can make it through difficult
times and emerge triumphant.
- What are your most significant achievements? Take some moments to survey your life. Whether it's teaching yourself a new skill, conquering your fear of public speaking, or taking on a new project, recognize that you've achieved all kinds of milestones. Then, reflect on your achievements and let yourself feel proud.
And finally, allow yourself to look forward to a future filled with still more
- Understand your mistakes. An important aspect of finding your confidence is examining what you've done in the past that you now see as a mistake. Thoroughly understanding your prior errors is integral to developing your sense of self-assuredness.
Reviewing your mistakes allows you to say to yourself that you understand what
happened and that you know how to approach those situations differently.
Knowing what you did wrong and recognizing that you wouldn't do it the same way
again builds confidence in knowing you can meet any challenge in the future.
- Find a role model. You probably know someone who you believe exhibits great confidence. Using them as a role model can be instrumental in finding your own confidence.
What does your role model's self-assurance look like? Does the person make eye
contact when speaking to others? Can you see the comfortable ease with which she
relates to others? Think about how the person you have in mind looks, acts, and
Perhaps your role model has a great sense of humor. The self-assured person isn't
afraid to admit he's made a mistake. He may even gently laugh at himself for his
Now, try behaving like your role model. You truly can live your way into a new way
of thinking. If you emulate the person whom you view as confident, you'll be more
likely to exude self-assurance yourself.
- Even when you're experiencing a challenge and aren't feeling too sure about yourself, try "faking it till you make it." Use your knowledge about how confidence appears and behave that way. Soon after, you'll begin to recognize and connect with your own true confidence.
Although you might not always feel self-assured, try some of these strategies to find your confidence when you need it. Before you know it, you'll have tapped into your self-confidence, and others will be emulating you!
Remember…..YOU have the power to build your self-confidence.