How confident you are on something depends upon how much times you spend on preparing it and how knowledgeable you are on that particular thing. Confidence doesn’t come instantly, but if you can convince your mind that you are able to do or face anything and secretly you tell yourself that you are the best, actually increase your confidence and creates a positive attitude on it.
To increase your confidence over yourself, at first you need to find the causes that troubles you on doing something or more specifically, you need to understand your fear of not feeling confident over something or yourself and ability. Believe me, if you are a human, and you have the brain, you are able to do amazing things, you just need to start believing on yourself and keep working for what you want.
I’ve listed here some common practice you can start from today, to be self-confident about yourself, your life and your work. Remember, these are needed to be practiced otherwise it will not bring any result. Some of these you might be heard from time to time, but haven’t given importance. But, the truth is, what is true is always heard ordinary but brings unexpected result. Let’s start then,
Common Practises to Improve your Confidence over Yourself
1. Weak Up with Positive Thought in the Morning
Let me remind you, Morning is the most important part of your day. Your morning decides how well will your day be. When you wake up in the morning, take a deep breath and rather looking at your cellphone, keep repeating some positive lines for you. Like, I’m Blessed to Have This Life or I will Prove that I’m the Best or I will complete all my to-do list today.
So, what will happen if you try this every morning? This will convince your subconscious mind that you can do more with your life and you will become self-confident almost any work thrown at you every day.
Be pleasant until ten o’clock in the morning and the rest of the day will take care of itself. Elbert Hubbar
2. Do 2 to 5 Minute Morning Exercise
Believe me, this one works like magic both on your body and mind. You don’t need a super cool body, right? I mean like you see every time in the movie. So, You can try Just 2 Minute or 5 Minute exercises in the morning. It’s more like an investment in your every day life.
Morning exercise helps you to improve your mental and psychical health. It also helps you to become more focus on your everyday work. It also slowly grows a self-discipline mentality and makes a great impact over your work life. You don’t need to do any hard gym exercise. Just, do some push-up, sit up or stretches, or even walk for 5 minutes. Cause walking considers the best morning exercise.
Good nutrition and regular exercise definitely help you cope with life’s dramas. Terri Irwin
3. Never Fight with Your Negative Thoughts
Thinking negative is OK. Surprised! Right. Well, we human being normally think of hundreds of possibilities of an event, and most of the time we don’t think positively. The reason behind this is very simple, your brain is always in protecting mood to keep you safe and alive. So, what it does most of the time, it think of the possible threats and obviously, threats are always negative for you. It is OK thinking negatively, but when it becomes a habit, it has a very bad effect on your life.
Like if you continuously think, you can not do this, what if I lose, what will people say if I don’t achieve this or that, what if I can not do it on time, etc. These types of thinking always
Yes, I can not do this now, but If I work on it, I will be able to do that.
Yes, I might lose but I will learn from it and do better next time.
Yes, People might criticize if I can not achieve this, but I won’t stop till I am succeed.
Yes, I might not be able to do that on time, but I will do my best now to complete it on time.
Positive thinking and negative thinking cannot operate at the same level in your mind, one needs to be the master and the one you feed it more will rule over the other. Oscar Bimpon
4. Do a Personal SWOT Analysis
When you know yourself better, it will be easier for you to improve yourself and build confidence. SWOT is a technique to identify your strength, weakness, opportunity and threat. SWOT is wide used in business planning to but it can be used almost anywhere to understand a person, plan or event deeply and take proper decision and action regarding that.
Each and every person has some specialties about which they might never be aware of. Different person has different strength, weakness, opportunities and threats as in their life all of them go under different events, situations and circumstances. To do your SWOT analysis, take a paper and write four sections – Strength, Weakness, Opportunity, and Threat.
Then, in the strength section, write what are your skills, means what are those things you feel confident to do in front of anyone. Like, singing, acting, leading, presenting, debating etc.
Now go to the weakness section, write
In your current position or place, what are the things that support you to improve or rich higher? write those on the opportunity section. It can be support form your boss, your mentors or the work environment etc.
A threat is more like a possible risk of doing work or not doing it. What is the problem you face doing your work or job, list them on the Threat Section.
Now take a good look on the paper, and plan to element the threats, best use your opportunities, work to improve your weakness and sharpen your strengths.
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” Arthur Ashe
5. Grow Patience and Never Hurry for Result
You have to be patient at almost every situation and in taking any kinds of decision. Make your mind convinced that if you want the best result out of something, you need to have patience and keep doing good and you have to push yourself one step further by working hard.
This mind set will keep you confident over anything thrown at you. And you will grow far better than ever.
Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy. Saadi
Contributor: Muhammad Imran Shorif ; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org