Many of us actually have the potential to do things at our very best. Somehow, things just don’t turn out right because of our lack of confidence.
Confidence has been a main issue to us. Apparently, we have the capacity to become better than others if we just believe in ourselves. Have you ever wondered why people become successful in their chosen fields and oftentimes excel than the others? It’s because they believed in their self. Look at Barack Obama, he was young and quite inexperienced in the field of politics. However, with his charisma and confidence, he was able to win the hearts of the people and was able to become the first African-American President in the United States.
How do we develop confidence? Here are some tips.
1. Be optimistic & Believe in yourself
If you think you’re going to fail, then you will. If you think you’re gonna do great, then you will. It’s all about our mindset. If you think people would view your act as shameful, then they will. What good can negative thinking do? It will only depress you and in the end, you’re just gonna give a disappointing performance; however, if you think positively, you can get rid of the negative energy and you should be able to attain a good result. Nobody will believe in you until you believe in yourself.
2. Never feel inferior
We often compare ourselves with other people. We see ourselves as inferior to others, thinking that they can do a better job than us. We should believe that we can do a better job than them. We should view them as some sort of competition and we should strive hard to surpass them. Also, have some touch of superiority. However, too much superiority of ourselves can make people view us as cocky.
3. Don’t let failure get the best of you
There are times in our life wherein the outcome isn’t that bright. It causes our downfalls and most of the time, it will lead us to giving up. We can’t always get what we want. Just take the experience. Learn from it. Besides, every cloud has a silver lining. Just be confident and say to yourself "I’m gonna do better next time"
4. Don’t be intimidated
"There’s not much of a difference between a stadium full of cheering fans and an angry crowd screaming abuse at you. They’re both just making a lot of noise. How you take it is up to you. Convince yourself they’re cheering for you. You do that, and some day, they will" – Sue Sylvester. Sue tells us that it’s how we take the feedback that matters.
5. Think that it’s your last day
We gotta live like we’re dying. Think that it’s your very last day. You gotta give it your all. Knowing that it would be our last day, we normally would want to leave a legacy in which we would be deeply remembered. That way, we’d be more motivated and determined to give it our best shot.
6. Just be yourself
You can never be at ease if you’re trying to be someone who you’re not. It would be very difficult. If you’ll just be yourself, then you’d be more confident. You know who you are and it’s now time to let them know who you really are. We are at our comfort zone if we’ll just be ourselves and not some other person.
Carry on those tips and confidence won’t be an issue. You can be the best that you can be if you`d finally build up much confidence. Say goodbye to those trembling knees, stuttering words and shivering fingers. We won’t be seeing them forever.