When we talk about self confidence building, it is important that we first know just how confident we are in the present. Do you have a healthy self image or do you lack confidence in yourself and your abilities? Are you over confident or under confident?
It is important in any task in which we try to improve ourselves that we first understand where we are starting from. For this reason , before we begin talking about how you can improve your self confidence I would like to find out how confident you really are.
To find out where you stand currently I have laid out a few questions that can help you to evaluate just how confident you are right now. Once we know where we are right now we can better assess how to improve or increase our self image. Once you understand this, then you will understand how to have confidence.
Being confident is good, but it can be dangerous to be too confident. It is good to be humbled from time to time, in fact it is a sign that you are confident. What you want to watch for is that you do not become over confident. Here are a few signs that you may be too confident…
Now I know this article is about self confidence building, but please don’t fall into the trap of being over confident. This can be just as damaging as not having confidence at all.
Now that we know what confidence is and what it isn’t its time to talk about how to have confidence or how to improve on the confidence we already posses. Confidence in ones self generally comes from experience and knowledge. So it would be logical to assume that to improve our confidence we need to gain in both knowledge and experience.
How do we do that?
When we talk about self confidence building it is important that we start with baby steps. Start with small victories that can increase your self image and will propel you to higher victories. What do I mean by this?
You don’t necessarily need to go to college to gain knowledge to be confident, but just by reading a book or doing a little research in your chosen field would give you a little more knowledge that would give you just a little more confidence in that arena. If you continue to add to that knowledge little by little, who knows what you could accomplish
You don’t need to start off as the CEO of the company, but you could shoot for just above laborer. It is true that those that start off at the lowest position in a given company tend to stay there, where those that start off slightly higher than that tend to continue to advance through the ranks.
Self confidence building does not need to be difficult. Taking on small tasks and giving yourself small victories will soon lead to bigger tasks and bigger victories. If you continue to build on those victories you will soon be the self confident person you have always dreamed yourself to be.