There’s something out there we all wish we had, or probably more of.
Some people have this and make it seem like it’s a piece of cake, while others there’s nothing.
This “thing” is confidence.
The problem with confidence is it doesn’t come out of nowhere and then one day you just have it. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work like that.
Self-confidence is one of the most important traits to have in life, but it’s also one of the hardest to create for ourselves.
Confidence is needed in every situation across the board.
It’s not created overnight, building confidence takes months and maybe even a few years.
In my own personal experience, this is how it went. A few years ago, my self-confidence wasn’t very high at all.
I didn’t have much confidence in my abilities or what I could accomplish.
After a few years now, my confidence has skyrocketed.
You might be asking how I did it, or what’s the secret to improving self-confidence.
There is no secret.
Building self-confidence comes down to a couple small activities I learned from reading a few books and some trial and error.
Taking daily consistent action towards a goal is how confidence is created.
If your goal is to run a marathon and only run once a week, your confidence level is going to vanish quickly.
Every single day, there should be some sort of action taken towards the goal.
A beautiful thing called momentum comes to help once a consistent level of action is taken.
The momentum will guide you towards creating more confidence and eventually achieving the goal.
I started visualizing myself in the future having achieved my goals.
Whatever my goal was, I would see myself being in the moment where I have the goal completed.
I still do this, especially when I start to get down on myself.
Affirmations are one of the most powerful activities you can do.
We identify ourselves to what we say out loud and to ourselves.
“I am the example of excellence.” vs. “I am not good enough.”
Huge difference in mindset and a game-changer.
One of the best ways to improve self-confidence is to write down the wins you had at the end of the day.
Start small and then build from there.
It can be as simple as the following:
- Got up when the alarm went off this morning
- Exercised for 30 minutes today
- Read 10 pages
These are small activities which are quick and easy. Overtime, the daily wins can go from those listed above to bigger and more monumental tasks. This is also where momentum comes in as well. Getting a few small wins can lead to a big win or two in the future.
Now, I want to mention that having a high sense of confidence doesn’t always mean it’s going to stay there.
Sometimes your confidence might be lower than ever before and the next day it can go right back up to normal or even higher.
When your confidence level lowers, the activities I mentioned above are crucial to implement.
Confidence doesn’t come from a tooth fairy or a genie.
It comes from a few simple activities you can do on a daily basis which in the long term will increase one’s confidence.
Start small and build your confidence level everyday. You will be amazed at how fast it increases.
Thanks and Be Great,