When you look around, you find very few people that are happy, fulfilled, and leading a purposeful life. It feels as if the majority of them has settled for average and has decided to just get by their lives. Certain conditions make them unable to be to respond bravely in the outer world. They just try to fit in but never fit at all. They follow others like sheep in order to confirm to the majority. But breaking out of that sheep state of mind can give them the power to change and become confident. Being confident can help them to change their role into any aspect they like.
Being confident can make them lead better lives and succeed. Following are the methods that can help any individual to become more confident in life.
Keep a list of accomplishments:
A study was taken out on a group of people in which some were reminded about their accomplishments of the past and the others were not. The group that was told about their previous tasks performed well in the future tasks as compared to the other group. This means that a little positive reassurance can go a long way in improving the confidence and performance of people. Keep a running list of accomplishment in order to remind yourself that how capable you are.
Adopt a growth mindset:
You need to develop a growth mindset in order to become more confident. The process of effort and learning will make you try harder and will make you more resilient. You need to step out from your comfort zone and remind yourself that you need necessary skills in order to succeed.
Take small steps towards success:
When you learn something new, it becomes overwhelming at times. This can make you feel your confidence a bit shaky therefore try to make progress in small steps. For example, if you want to become a public speaker then start speaking in your business meetings instead of giving a speech in a big hall. When you are able to get enough courage to speak in front of smaller group of people, you will be very much confident when you will give a speech among larger audience.
Change “me” into “we”:
Instead of thinking how you can prove that you can succeed in a business, reframe your thoughts, and focus on how you can work for the benefit of your team or your company. In this way, if you negotiate on something, you will be motivated to negotiate for the benefit of your team.
All the experience and interpersonal relationships can help you a lot in building up true inner confidence. Focus on the positive and keep on practicing for your talents and skills.