Are you experiencing days when you seem to lack self-confidence? You might be so intimidated by other people that you think of yourself as inferior — but even the greatest leaders lack self-confidence at certain times. Self-confidence is not a static quality; rather, it’s a mindset that takes effort to maintain when the going gets rough.
Try some of these tips from UpWorthy. Don't just read them and put them on the back burner. Really begin to practice them daily, beginning today.
1. Strike A Power Pose
This is where posture, smiling, eye contact, and speech slowly comes into play. According to research, just the simple act of pulling your shoulders back gives others the impression that you are a confident person. Plus, sitting with good posture can keep both your self-esteem and mood lifted.
2. Look The Part
When you look better, you feel better. Present yourself in a way that says you are ready to master or take command of any situation. If you choose clothing and accessories that fit you well, suit your industry and lifestyle, and make you feel good, this will automatically increase your self-esteem.
3. Have The Ability to Improve
While having too much confidence can be destructive, having none at all can be even worse. If you want to make any real progress in developing your self-confidence, you have to start by believing you can change.
“Excellence is the unlimited ability to improve the quality of what you have to offer.” – Rick Pitino
4. Deal with Failure
Let’s face it. We all make mistakes. Most of us know that failure is a reality of life, and at some level, we understand that it actually helps us grow. It’s important to remember to never give up. Never accept failure. It’s that kind of mentality—being able to live with failure and learn from it—that helps you build self-confidence. If you have patience and perseverance, you are only steps away from a more confident you.
Most Importantly – Believe in Yourself
When you believe in yourself and hold your head up high, things automatically start falling into place. So, keep playing to the best of your ability and your confidence will always be there to support you.