Confidence is such a tough thing to attain these days. With the avalanche of social media being so ruthless by presenting “in your face” how other people's lives look so much more flawless than yours, people find it significantly tougher to relate to the growing beauty standards. Hence, confidence typically bottoms out fast, resulting in despair, anxiety, and low self-esteem.
Gaining confidence isn’t always simple, though. Feeling like you matter to yourself is equally as hard as feeling like you are enough for others. It’s for this reason that these three recommendations might come in handy. When you have finished reading this, you should take something away and know how to develop that confidence that glows.
1) Put a stop to pessimism
Why is it so much simpler to point out all the things you are terrible at, while it is a lot more challenging to compliment yourself on all the things you are very good at doing? Because your inner critic has been working unconsciously all along, it is about time you started paying attention to it! Put an end to being so critical of yourself. In the same way that you should not feel guilty or make it a secret if you want to book an appointment with Dr Ross Farhadieh to fix something you do not like about yourself, you should not feel bad about praising yourself for something that you are so good at, especially if it is something that other people find offensive. Consider it in this light... When you have conversations with yourself, imagine that you are advising a close friend so that you may finally let go of the negative thoughts and be more encouraging, powerful, and inspirational to your sensitive inner child. You deserve it.
2) Fake it till you make it
You can’t feel more confident unless you fake it. Indeed, in order to be the greatest version of ourselves, there are moments when we have to tell ourselves lies. Even if the expression "fake it until you make it" has been around for a long time, it is still relevant today. Although you project an image of confidence, even if you do not feel it on the inside at first, your system will gradually react to what you keep telling yourself, and the result will be that you will give off the impression that you are more confident. Okay, just a word of caution: If you want to materialize wealth, do not max up your credit card in order to fool yourself into thinking you already have it. That is a completely new twist on the tale! Think of yourself as wealthy, feel rich, and act wealthy, but refrain from spending like an affluent person so that you will not fall into debt!
3) Get out of your comfort zone
If you want to feel more confident in who you are, it may sound counterintuitive, but you need to put yourself in unpleasant circumstances on occasion to achieve this goal. Things like learning something new or attempting something new, stepping outside of your tried and true comfort zone, and creating new connections and networks are all things that might make you feel uncomfortable since they are not familiar to you and take more effort on your part. However, you learn something from them, and you have a far more open mind as a result. Knowing something gives you power, and having power gives you confidence.