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Six Mind Hacks to Boost your Confidence

Six Mind Hacks to Boost Your Confidence

Six Mind Hacks to Boost Your Confidence

Here are six mind-hacks you can use to boost your confidence:

  1. Stop comparing yourself to others.
  2. Accept yourself.
  3. Knowledge is power.
  4. Practice makes perfect.
  5. Mind your language.
  6. Upgrade your self-image.

Let us look at how to use these confidence-building-hacks.

1. Stop comparing yourself to others.

One reason you lack confidence is because you are comparing yourself to others and thinking that you don't measure up.

You are forgetting that everyone is superior to you in some respects, but equal to you in others, and in other respects, they are inferior to you.

What you are doing is focusing on how each person is superior; but forgetting about the many ways they are NOT superior; and IGNORING the fact you are superior to the other, in some ways.

Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, "In my walks, every man I meet is my superior in some way, and in that I learn from him."

The opposite is also true, "In your walks, everyone you meet is your inferior in some ways; superior to you in others, and equal to you in most".

2. Accept yourself.

You need to accept yourself for who you are and begin to appreciate what characteristics you have.

At conception, nature gave you a set of potentials in the form of your DNA code. You have a unique identity; one that has never been here before and will never be here again. You are the only YOU there is.

Your task is to take your DNA encoded gifts from nature and actualise your full potential.

You cannot be someone else; and it is a mistake to try.

Instead you should strive to be the best version of YOU, that there can be.

How? By gaining knowledge.

3. Knowledge is power.

If you lack confidence, it is because you know that you don't know enough.

Don't worry about that, because; nobody knows enough. Everyone is ignorant about most subjects.

To gain confidence, you need to know that you know something of value. Your task is to gain specialist knowledge.

So today, make two decisions:

  • Decide what subject or skill you could become good at.
  • Decide to start gaining knowledge in that subject.

When you gain knowledge, you gain confidence.

Confidence is based on competence.

4. Practice makes perfect.

Because confidence is based on competence, it is important to practice your skills. The more you practice the better you get.

The better you get, the more confident you feel.

If you want to become more confident, then practice, practice and practice.

5. Mind your language.

Confidence is not only an emotion; it is also a form of communication.

Did you know that many "confident people" feel the same way as you, but they communicate "as if" they were confident.

Remember that people cannot mind-read you.

They know you, only by what you communicate to them.

You can change your words to sound "as if" you were more confident. And weirdly if you talk confidently for twenty minutes or more, you will begin to feel more confident, for real.

The mind always wants to be consistent with itself.

If you say, " I'm worried" enough times you will worry yourself.

If you say, " I feel strong today" enough times, then you will begin to feel stronger.

Don't wait for your mind to change.

You can change the way you feel by changing the things you habitually say.

This is a life changing piece of information. What are you going to do with it?

6. Install a Self-Image Update.

Your confidence is ultimately based upon your self-image. Your self-image is the sum of all the thoughts, feelings and beliefs you hold about who you "really" are.

But who are you really?

You are your habitual thoughts.

You can change your habitual thoughts by refusing to denigrate yourself to yourself.

Hold a new upgraded opinion of yourself.

Memorise the following and keep repeating it until it feels true:

"I am a unique and unrepeatable personality.
I am endowed with still untapped potential for achievement.
My mission is to actualise my full genetic potential and to live life to its fullest".

About the Author: Chris Farmer

Chris

Chris Farmer is the founder of the Corporate Coach Group and has many years’ experience in training leaders and managers, in both the public and private sectors, to achieve their organisational goals, especially during tough economic times. He is also well aware of the disciplines and problems associated with running a business.

Over the years, Chris has designed and delivered thousands of training programmes and has coached and motivated many management teams, groups and individuals. His training programmes are both structured and clear, designed to help delegates organise their thinking and, wherever necessary, to improve their techniques and skills.

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