Friday, April 5, 2013

Lacking Self-Confidence?

Without self confidence...anything and everything has no meaning or value.

 Building self confidence is like building a thing step by step ...brick by brick. It does not happen automatically but with hard work, persistent effort, and self correction.
To build self-confidence the secret is start dressing to look confident, walking with expanded chest & shoulders back and lastly talking with eye contact.
Self Check:

Low Self-Confidence
Doing what you believe to be right, even if others mock or criticize you for it.
Governing your behavior based on what other people think.
Being willing to take risks and go the extra mile to achieve better things.
Staying in your comfort zone, fearing failure and so avoid taking risks.
Admitting your mistakes, and learning from them.
Working hard to cover up mistakes, and hoping that you can fix the problem before anyone notices.
Waiting for others to congratulate you on your accomplishments.
Extolling your own virtues as often as possible to as many people as possible.
Accepting compliments graciously. “Thanks, I really worked hard on that prospectus. I’m pleased you recognize my efforts.”
Dismissing compliments offhandedly. “Oh that prospectus was nothing really, anyone could have done it.”

Key Points

Self-confidence is extremely important in almost every aspect of our lives, and people who lack it can find it difficult to become successful.
Two main things contribute to self-confidence: self-efficacy and self-esteem. You can develop self-confidence with these three steps:
  1. Prepare for your journey.
  2. Set out on your journey.
  3. Accelerate towards success.
Goal setting is probably the most important activity that you can learn in order to improve your self-confidence.

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