Self-confidence is important with anything you ever do..
If you cannot love and trust yourself then you will not be able to trust anything you do.
This will make you very unattractive to everybody else and being successful is difficult when you feel like this about yourself.
Building self confidence is an art which you can develop.
Emulate the self-confidence you see in people.
Observe the people with strong self-confidence you know and look for behavior that you like.
It could be in the things they say, the way they work, or how they carry themselves. Select one behavior at a time and try to integrate it into your own personality.
If self-confidence in others catches your eye, you may have the capacity for more of it in yourself: The qualities that attract you usually indicate the capacities that remain underdeveloped in us.
Be ready for discussions.
One way of preparing yourself to handle tough situations (at meetings, interviews, or conversations) is to rehearse ahead of time.
Write some notes about possible questions and your responses.
If you usually find yourself at a loss of for words, especially in social situations, role play through ‘small talk’ topics about which you chat or ask questions. Often, what matters most is that you are able to speak with confidence about something.
No matter how you may feel on a particular day, groom yourself as if everything is dapper and you are on top of the world.
Show good body posture.
Stand erect as if you are an inch taller and walk confidently, stride firm conveying a sense of purpose.
Walk with your head up and maintain good eye contact. This will make others more confident in you.
The positive feedback you get will build your confidence.
Start a conversation.
It is never easy starting a conversation with people you don’t know, but it is a good exercise so make yourself do it.
All relationships begin as strangers. Initiating a conversation with a stranger at a gathering, whether it’s a party or a conference, will build your confidence.
Don’t worry, they’ll not run away; they may be grateful for your interest in them. This will make people see you as a person with good self-confidence, and treat you that way.
Identify your strengths and weaknesses.
Take a book and pen and write down all the things you want to do in your life.
Write the definition of self-confidence in your words.
Write down three things which are hurting your self-confidence.
Make a list of your drawbacks and merits, and at the same time write a list of qualities which you want to improve in yourself.
Read the qualities which you want to improve again and again for 15 minutes.
Now, sit in a comfortable position and close your eyes.
Take a deep breath and concentrate on your thoughts. Imagine how your life will be when you reach your goal.
Don’t stop your imagination.
Think of having a successful career……… Peaceful life…………..Your dream coming true…………….you are living a happy life……………. Isn’t it exciting to think like this?
After some time open your eyes.
Write all the thoughts that came into your mind in a book.
Write in big letters that you want to achieve all these. Now, decide strongly that you will behave with self-confidence from now on wards. If you are not feeling confident, try to act confident. For example, let us suppose that you were not able to talk to people confidently earlier. Now, just stand in front of somebody without any tension, and try to talk with them on any topic.
Try doing this and you will build self-confidence.