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- Self-confidence is something that everyone struggles with, regardless of social status, age, ethnicity, or other factors. It’s the skill of believing you can accomplish something. Since it is considered a skill, that means it is something we can all learn and develop.
- Knowing who you are is the most important step of developing self-confidence. Knowing yourself starts with acknowledging the simple fact that you are human, and as a human you are valuable. Beyond that you should know what make you unique. You need to know who you really are. You can do this by figuring out what you’re good at and what you’re not good at.
- Find something that you are good at and practice that thing. You aren’t going to find an “easy button” around your house that will help you naturally be great at something. You have to practice in order to excel.
- There are going to be negative things in your life, you have to expect that. When those negative things happen you have to be able to take hold of your emotions and practice self-control. Don’t fall into toxic self-talk that will tear you down.
- You’ll have to power through. Learning self-confidence isn’t going to be easy. You have to remember it’s a skill, so you won’t be great at it at first. You just have to keep practicing and stay disciplined with your thoughts. Don’t give up.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence. – Vince Lombardi