You might have noticed successful people are always beaming with confidence. After all, to be successful, you need to be confident in yourself and what you are doing. Your success does not bring confidence. The confidence should be there from the beginning.
- Doubt Breeds Doubt: If you yourself do not believe in your abilities, why would anybody want to believe in you?
- Confidence Opens Doors To New Challenges: If you are insecure and fearful, it is likely you will choose to remain within your comfort zone. Confidence opens doors to challenges as confident people are not afraid of going out of their confidence zone.
- People Who Lack Confidence Have Trouble Dealing With Hurdles: Successful and confident people aren’t deterred by obstacles. Instead, they find a way to pick themselves after the fall.
Confidence is crucial if you want to build a successful career. Here are 9 bulletproof strategies that will help you become more confident:
1. Evaluate Yourself with Honesty
Take an honest look at yourself. There is a difference between being delusional and being confident. Confidence means you believe you can get the task done because of your strength and hard work, not because you have a huge ego. When confidence exceeds your abilities, it can only lead to arrogance. Do not try to hide your flaws and weaknesses.It is important you accept them so you can tackle them accordingly.
2. Do Not Be Afraid To Say No
A recent research revealed that people who faced difficulty in saying no to others are most likely to develop high stress levels and depression that eventually lowers confidence levels. Confident and successful people know that saying ‘no’ is actually healthy. Confident people avoid phrases, such as “I don’t think I can” or “Perhaps, I may not”. Instead, they confidently say no because they realize they have to honor their existing commitments instead of taking on new ones.
3. Get Right with Your Boss
It is unwise to maintain a troubled relationship with your boss. A troubling relationship with the boss can destroy even the most talented person’s confidence. It becomes difficult to remain confident if your boss is always passing snarky remarks about you and undermining your contributions. Keep in mind there is nothing more valuable than your mental wellbeing, so if your boss becomes too much to handle, it is time you move on.
4. Seek Small Victories
Confident people do not worry about how small their victories are. They challenge themselves and compete even when their efforts lead to only minute victories. Small victories build new androgen receptors in the areas of your brain that increases the influence of testosterone. This, in turn, helps boost your confidence levels and makes you feel good about yourself. Celebrate your victories. Even though they may be small, you are still making progress.
5. Find a Mentor
A talented, confident, and experienced mentor can work wonders for boosting your confidence. Having someone to look up to encourages you to improve your skills and perform your job correctly. The perfect mentor will be there to give you a pat on the back and focus on building your confidence while educating you on how to progress further.
6. Schedule Exercise
Believe it or not, exercise not only helps ontribute to better physical fitness, it also leads to stronger mental health. A recent study has shown people who exercise have higher self-esteem levels and are not reluctant in making decisions on the spot. Schedule your exercise and make things happen. Going for a morning jog will not only help you stay fit but to also remain confident and active.
7. Dress for Success
What you wear and how your carry yourself has a huge effect on how people see you. A shabby haircut and crimpled suits often leads one to think you are careless and do not value your appearance. Choose clothing that reflects your style and makes you appear clean, neat, and tidy. You do not have to look like you are headed to the Oscars. You just need to dress well enough to be taken seriously.
8. Be Assertive Not Aggressive
Getting people to do what you want them todo is not being confident; it is bullying. People trust confident people, but you must learn how to be assertive without being aggressive. It is important you keep your insecurities at bay.
9. Bring It All Together
Confidence is facing your biggest fears and assessing yourself with true honesty. Follow these tips and perhaps you can become a confident successful entrepreneur.