Low self-confidence can hold you back from achieving your goals, luckily, though, there are some practical tips you can use to raise your self-confidence. Here are 4 of them!
1. Make a plan to do something. Then follow through.
This is probably one of the most important and effective ways to building lasting confidence. When you decide to do something and don’t back down but go through with it you get proof of your – often underestimated – capabilities and your confidence in yourself soars.
2. Create something.
Everyone is a creative person. But after childhood and the teenage years your creativity is neglected. Rediscovering your creativity is a good way to improve confidence in yourself. Creating something is a wonderful but not always an easy experience. But when you’re done you not only feel good about yourself, you also sometimes discover new, previously unknown parts of yourself. Being creative is good a way to get to know yourself and your hidden capabilities.
3. Realise that the past does not equal the present
What happened last year, last month or yesterday does not equal tomorrow, next month or next year. You create your future in the present and you can to a large degree decide for yourself how much you let the past affect you and your future.
You can choose to let go of previous thoughts that have not been useful for you. You can choose new thoughts to think. This realization creates a sense of possibility and makes it easier to change negative thought patterns.
4. Compare yourself to yourself. Not to others.
This will eliminate a lot of unnecessary pain in your life. The thing is if you pass one person then you’ll just find another person more successful than you. And your brief sense of being a winner will once again transform into anxiety and fear. Focus on yourself, not the other people around you, no matter if they are more or less successful. Compare yourself to yourself. Improve yourself and see how you grow and become a more successful, more confident and happier person.