06 Jun, 2022

3 Top Tips to Build Self-Confidence and Self-Assurance

Self-confident people seem at ease with themselves and their work. They invite trust and inspire confidence in others. Building confidence is not an easy task if you’re naturally self-critical. You actually build confidence all your life. Building confidence is proving to yourself that you can do it.

In this article, we will explore what self-confidence is and how you can improve your life by building your confidence skills.

What is Self-Confidence?

Self-confidence means trusting in your own judgment, capacities, and abilities. It's about valuing yourself and feeling worthy, regardless of any imperfections or what others may believe about you.

Why Self-Confidence Matters?

Self-confidence is vital in almost every aspect of our lives, yet many people struggle to find it. Sometimes it is because they don’t know their worth or what they are capable of achieving. Other times people feel too insecure about their own capabilities, so they put themselves down before even attempting to accomplish the task.

That’s why it is important to work on your self-confidence in order to inspire others and it will lead to success.

How to build your Self-Confidence?

Pick someone you know that you think is highly confident and write down their characteristics. It can be:

1.The way they speak (tone, how they project their voice)

2.Their energy and enthusiasm

3.How expert or knowledgeable they are about something

You can show self-confidence in many ways; it can be behaviour or body language. Projecting a positive image to others can help build your self-confidence and assurance. Body language for example: when you have to do a presentation and you feel anxious about it, you tend to make yourself smaller by slouching instead of showing your audience openness and willingness to share ideas.

Building Expert Power

You are likely to appear more confident when you know what you are talking about. With more knowledge, you will be more prepared to speak up and show your worth.

3 ways to build your confidence and maintain it:

1.Build Habits

To develop and improve your self-confidence, you need to develop good habits, like regular exercise to improve your physical and mental health or working on your personal branding. For example, showing a positive image of your authentic self.

2.Review Past Achievements

You need to build your confidence by saying ‘I can do this and here’s the evidence. To understand it better, list the 10 things that you’re most proud of in an achievement way.

3.Set confidence goals

Setting and achieving goals can help improve your self-confidence too. You can see how far you’ve come and where you can go. When identifying major goals, identify also the small steps to achieve them and to make improvements every time.

Developing good habits, reviewing past achievements, and setting yourself targeted goals will improve your self-esteem, and build and maintain your confidence for the long term.

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