Studies found that people with low self confidence were judged to be just as attractive by others as people with high self-confidence. What makes the difference is how we present ourselves.
A confident person would always acknowledge their own achievements and efforts. They are their own cheerleaders, without needing validation from someone else. Being confident not only helps you seek new opportunities but also trust yourself a lot more.
Confidence is not a personality trait you are born with, it’s a trait you can develop with practice.
Believe in yourself. You’ve heard that the secret to success is to “believe in yourself.” But have you ever noticed that no one ever tells you how to believe in yourself?
You can believe in yourself starting today by following these four proven steps:
1. Find a Loving Mirror.
A Loving Mirror is a person who believes in you, even when you don’t believe in yourself. The Naturals of Success each had at least one person who showed them their potential, even when they didn’t believe it themselves.
You can find Loving Mirrors in your own family, your friends or even work associates. Start by acknowledging the good you see in others, then ask for the support you need.
2. Transfer your experience.
If you’ve never done something, how are you supposed to believe you can do it? The first time you do something is, by definition, something you haven’t done before. Yet, most people don’t realize you can believe you can do something before you ever do it.
3. Build your self-confidence muscles.
It’s true: some people are born with more innate self-confidence than others. But even if you weren’t lucky enough to have been born with natural self-confidence, just like a muscle, you can build your confidence by working on it.
What builds self-confidence? Use Afformations like “Why am I so confident? Why do I believe in myself? Why do I trust my intuition?” because these empowering questions focus your mind on why you are, in fact, confident.
4. Install empowering habits.
We each perform a number of habits every day. Most are unconscious, many are disempowering. When you exchange your disempowering habits of thought and behavior to empowering ones, and your self-belief will naturally increase.
Self-belief is different from the misleading “self-esteem” or even “self-confidence”, which itself is a subset of self-belief.
Because positive self-belief leads to positive actions, which lead to positive results, which lead to even higher self-belief, building positive self-belief is critical to living a life of more wealth and happiness.
Once you break the code of having unstoppable self-belief, you can turn the tide and make the changes you really want in your life faster, easier and with far less effort.