Self confidence – A gateway to success.
Most of you think being well-educated and knowledgeable is enough for your success.
You are wrong.
I have many relatives who were gold medalists when they were in college. But now they are working in clerical posts.
They thought their excellent educational qualification was enough to move up the ladder of success.
But in reality it is not.
Success in life needs many more things.
But my other relatives who were just about in their education are now in very high posts in their job.
They possessed the great ingredient to success which my well-educated relatives did not possess.
So cultivate it.
Top 8 ways to improve self confidence – Move up the ladder
1. Self consciousness is a big no
Do you always feel others are watching you critically?
Do you freeze into self-consciousness when you are with others?
When you are too conscious of yourself you cannot be self-confident.
Why should you be bothered by what others think about you?
They are not going to lead your life.
Remember no one has time to analyze you. They too have their own plate of worries.
Let go your self consciousness if you really want to succeed. Interact with confidence. You will win.
2. Well-groomed look is a star attraction
Most of you never understand the magic of well-groomed look. It has the incredible power of building your self-confidence.
Are you shoddily dressed?
Your self confidence hits the rock bottom.
Look at yourself in the mirror.
Do you look glum and moody?
No one likes you.
Are you shabby and grimy?
No one likes to interact with you.
You invest money in the bank to safe guard your financial future, don’t you?
Invest in good dress, accessories and shoes to make you well groomed. Easy way to self confidence.
3. Right body language turns people towards you
Your body language makes or unmakes you. So watch it carefully.
When you do not have direct eye contact people feel you are not trust worthy.
Stand erect. Keep your feet firmly grounded. Shifting legs shows you lack self confidence.
Do not fidget with your hands as it displays your nervousness.
Your body language clearly depicts who you really are. You cannot hide anything as your body displays everything about you like an open book.
4. Communication skill is people’s skill
Do you know the way you talk should also have a stamp of your self confidence?
Do not rush your words when you are talking. It shows you are unsure of what you are talking. You are hurrying because you have rehearsed everything in detail. You fear interruptions would make you forget what you have learned.
Complete lack of self confidence, isn’t it?
Talk with assertiveness. Update knowledge about your work. Talk with proper modulation. Your voice should not boom and it should not whimper either.
Talk with confidence and pause when someone wants to interrupt. Talk with a smiling face. You will be amazed to see people wanting to reach you.
5. People should know your achievements
You should be humble. Your achievements should talk for you.
Very true indeed.
Does this mean you should keep silent when your feats are overlooked?
Over self trumpeting is very bad as it shows you like to talk about yourself.
But keeping very low profile is also bad as your work will be ignored.
Your achievements should be seamlessly embedded in your conversation. No one should feel you are blowing your own trumpet. They should be aware of it in non-compulsive way.
Only a person with great self confidence can do it.
6. Be curious
When you are curious, you want to know about things. Your knowledge gets expanded.
Never hesitate to ask questions intelligently.
Curiosity is yet another key ingredient to self-confidence.
When you are curious you are interested in what is happening around you. When you show real interest you get a positive response from others. If you lack self-confidence you are disinterested in everything.
7. Be focused
Be focused to achieve your goal of success.
Make your mindset compact to stride towards your goal with firm and confident steps. Divide your main target into small goals. When you achieve small success give yourself a well deserved pat in the back. Always be the first to congratulate you.
Builds your self-confidence you know.
8. Vivid visualization of your success
Your mind should visualize success. You should feel your achievement. You should live your dream. You should tangibly feel it.
Can you do it if you are negative?
Of course you cannot.
Can you see how self confidence is a vital ingredient that makes you successful?
Develop it and make yourself a winner.