Gaining confidence over time is one of the easiest things to do when you are committed to growing yourself. As a result, there are many sources that we can pull from.
The sources I’m covering today are easy on paper to perform, and their effects can be tremendous over time, when applied. Give them a shot.
Also if you missed out on the other list of confidence boosters, check it out here.
“What the mind can conceive and believe it can achieve.” — Napoleon Hill
The first one is visualization.
I’m going with the easier and more obvious one first as the ones I’ve explained in the past are very potent. Not to discount the other items though, visualization can help tremendously.
From visualizing your ideal figure to visualizing a new reality of your life, this source can boost confidence a lot.
Naturally to visualize properly, you need a clear picture of what you want and you also need to have faith in your abilities to get there.
No matter the challenge, when you visualize about something that you want, you’ll find a way to make it work.
Questioning Your Inner Critic
“You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” — Louise L. Hay
The second thing is questioning your inner critic.
One way you can combat your inner critic is to find conclusive evidence to support or deny the claims that your critic is making.
This can be tricky as you could certainly find the evidence to support your inner critic than deny them. But remember that not all things are permanent.
Perhaps your timing is off and you need to do something else first before taking that leap.
There might’ve been a chance you forgot to do a particular step and now you are paying the price.
Either way you can use your critic as a way to grow and address the issues.
How you can do that is find what your inner critic is talking about, address it, then make changes.
If you find a problem, you don’t use it as an excuse, you use it as a reason to grow.
Help Someone Out
“No one has ever become poor by giving.” ― Anne Frank
This is another way to keep going and is one that I frequently rely on for my work.
I’ve said before that I believe my work helps others.
The fact I am getting views, claps, and shares on my posts is good enough for me. Even one person reading my work is enough to make my day.
It’s this sort of humbleness that can boost your confidence over time. I can’t count how many times I’ve kept going thanks to my belief that I’m helping others.
But what you can also do with this source is you can use it to give yourself feedback.
For example I used this line of reasoning to see if my vlogs need any sort of improvements. I’ve come to realize they need a lot because they’re not helpful and full of filler that isn’t overly entertaining.
Any form of helping others is a way to grow confidence. Whether it’s an act of kindness, volunteering, or creating a business to provide goods and/or services to people. There are many benefits to helping people, and boosting confidence is one of them.
These are some powerful sources of growing confidence further. I encourage you all to leverage them. Here’s a few pointers to get started.
- Write out one thing that you want in your life. Pair that with some goals that you can work towards.
- Be critical about your critic. Pay attention to what it has to say and use that feedback to grow yourself. Also verify that what your critic is saying has some shred of truth to it.
- Perform an act of kindness. Say something nice to someone or take on a project that you think can help your community or your business grow. Jot down notes and be mindful of the process. Use those notes to do a better job next time if necessary.
To your growth!
Eric S Burdon
This post is part of an 3 month writing challenge that I’m committing myself to. Every day for 3 months, I’ll be writing articles with specific criteria in mind. You can learn all about my reasoning as well as what that criteria is right here. This is 25 of 91 of this series.
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