Tips for Building Self-confidence

Tips for Building Self-confidence and Rule the World

Confidence is present within all of us. All we need to do is to just brush it up a little. This article will give you some fruitful tips for building self-confidence.
MissionSelf Staff
Last Updated: Mar 7, 2018
Building self-confidence is not only beneficial during our job and in academics, it has a vital role to play throughout our life. It is also responsible for strong relationships and a booming social life. It is one of the most important ingredients of personality development. So, it is essential to have confidence right from the beginning. It knows no boundaries of age, caste, creed, or gender. Everyone must have a confident approach to get to the top.

Nowadays, we have many courses and classes, which provide techniques of learning to be confident. Innumerable books and videos are also available. Apart from this, the Internet also has a vast knowledge. There are many effective tips available at hand if followed religiously. To be a confident personality, you must throw away all your negative thoughts, and build a positive aura around yourself.

Some of the common problems related to confidence are - diffidence to begin a conversation, fear of public speaking, unable to say "no", and lack of self-esteem. The only way to get out of these problems is - practice, practice and more practice. For this purpose, some helpful suggestions for adults, women, and children are given below.

General Tips
  • Start writing the events, which made you happy throughout the day in a journal. It may be about a compliment, an appreciation, or a gift.
  • You can also go down the memory lane, and jot down those lovely events, which you would never ever wish to forget. This will give you a feel of good things happening in your life.
  • Next, challenge yourself to face those situations that you have been avoiding. For example, fear of facing interviews. Take an appointment, go for the interview, and observe your progress. Note down the positive achievements.
Tips for Adults
  • Change your perspective, and look at things from a brighter aspect. Try to search out positivity everywhere. If you are not good at orating, focus on writing. Stop cribbing about negative things, instead, focus on positive things on which you have good command.
  • Try to be a social butterfly. Attend more parties and social gatherings. Mingling around will boost your morale. Don't give up, at least, till you start feeling comfortable with strangers.
  • Give more attention to your looks and health. Remember, first impression is the last impression. Your look says a lot about you. Change your looks, outfits, hairstyle, and body language. Engage yourself in exercises or yoga to keep yourself fit, and meditate to keep your mind cool and calm.
Tips for Women
  • Stop categorizing yourself into low-confident zone. Just focus on what you are good at, accept your gray areas, and be what you are.
  • Be in action. Participate in everything, i.e., if you love to play, go for it; give presentations, talk to strangers; and share your views in public. You might have to face failures sometimes, but don't give up. Accept your mistakes, and move ahead. The key lies in trying new things every time.
  • Give importance to yourself, think that you are also an important part of this world, and have faith in yourself. Don't let others walk over you, and tell them how you want to be treated.
Tips for Children
  • Have faith in your child. Believe him, and let him know how important he is. Acknowledge his feelings, and support him in expressing them.
  • Try to be a good listener. Guide him for the rights and wrongs instead of scolding or forcing your ideas on him. Give positive feedback for his achievements, and encourage him to continue good activities.
  • Don't criticize your child, rather, criticize his behavior. Make the child clear that it's his action that is bad and not he himself. Try to be his friend, play and laugh with him. Encourage him to participate in new activities, make new friends, and to be independent.
Transform your weaknesses into strength. Whenever you feel that you are lacking in confidence, make use of these tips to enhance your determination. Always remember the thumb rule,"Be positive!"

Disclaimer: This MissionSelf article is for informative purposes only, and should not be used as a replacement for expert medical advice.
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