Although you may be naturally timid and shy, learning how to be bold and confident is possible for everyone. With the right knowledge and action, you can develop and strengthen your confidence until it becomes ingrained in who you are as a person.
Being Confident Equals Being Bold
Typically, when you are confident you are also bold. Confidence entails a type of fearlessness in the face of failure and a willingness to take risks.
Therefore, you act boldly because you have a deep faith in your abilities, and in your capacity to achieve whatever you put your mind to.
Work On Building Your Confidence
Cultivating your confidence is a process, it doesn’t just randomly happen. You have to actively work on it everyday. You build your confidence by engaging in specific practices each day that contribute to raising your self-esteem.
Learn To Love Yourself Through Practice
If you grew up in an environment that did not encourage you to “like yourself”…chances are that you don’t. If you want to be confident, you need to like yourself.
Learning to love yourself is also something that can be taught. You simply need to commit yourself to activities everyday that re-program your thought patterns and create a positive self-image.
In this article I list four effective ways to love yourself through practice.
Make Your Goals and Passions a Priority
Usually when people lack confidence, they also don’t have much going on in their lives. They aren’t committed to anything beyond themselves, and so they feel useless (consciously or unconsciously) to the world.
When you are just living to survive, what’s the point?
When you are putting yourself out there, exploring your passions, and working on something greater than yourself, you naturally feel confident because you are contributing something valuable.
Life is a gift, and the best way to say “thank you” is by using it to better the world.
If you are not sure what your passion is, here is an article that provides you with 4 ideas for discovering your passion.
Once you have committed yourself to a passion, you can use your passion as a platform to reach others. This gives you a feeling of fulfillment, and of course, confidence.
Remember, confidence building takes time. Be patient, and take it one day at a time. Success is not some glorious moment, true success is found in the tenacity to work on your goals, little by little, everyday.
Do you have any confidence boosting tips that you have had success with? Share them with us in the comments below 🙂