People with high self-confidence have an unlimited amount of
faith in their self and their abilities. This faith stems
from an honest evaluation of the possibility of succeeding
at a given activity. This evaluation is almost always
followed by setting goals that are met or even exceeded.
In a beautiful cycle, more confidence leads to success which
in turn leads to even more confidence. It is a win-win
situation. People with high self-confidence look forward to
learning new things. They are able to learn from constructive
criticism and believe in their ability to achieve their
Most importantly, people who do not suffer from low self
confidence genuinely like themselves. However, the one
pitfall of confidence is having too much of it. People who
overestimate themselves or their abilites often end up
failing because they are unprepared.
Overconfidence can make you appear like you look down on
people and think you are better then them. Having an
appropriate level of high self-confidence is a great and
healthy thing and can be achieved by following a few simple
1. Keep a daily journal
Any attempt at self-improvement must begin with an honest
evaluation and a great way to do this is through the use of
a daily journal. Jot down what you are currently working on
and why it is important.
As you complete projects or tasks, write down the outcome.
The great thing about the journal is that you can look back
at your past accomplishments. This can be a great self
confidence pick me up if you are feeling a little low.
2. Go with your strengths
After you have been writing in your journal for a few days,
go back and read previous entries. You will begin to see
patterns emerge. Your strengths and your weaknesses will
both start to become apparent.
This gives you an excellent opportunity to recognize your
strengths and put them to use in other aspects of your life.
It will also give you the opportunity to begin an inventory
of your weaknesses.
Some of the weaknesses will be honest weaknesses that you
can do something about, while others will just be
self-criticism. Try and improve the weaknesses you can and
throw out the false ones.
3. Successes should be remembered
Use your journal to record successes. Even small successes,
like losing those five extra pounds that have been hanging
around since Christmas should be noted. Learning to be proud
of yourself is an important component in having high
Be sure to read through your journal on a regular basis to
remember your past successes. Be proud of yourself and your
4. Step out of the box
Don’t be afraid to try new things. A new hobby or activity
that has always interested you offers you the opportunity to
expand your horizons. You will most likely find hidden
talents and strengths you did not know you had.
Even if you find an activity that you are not particularly
good at but that you enjoy, it will make you feel better
about who you are and will raise your self-confidence level.
5. Learn something new
Realizing that you can still learn new things even though
you may no longer be of school age should increase your self
confidence in several ways. The increased knowledge should
be useful in certain situations.
But also, now you know you can learn, you should know you
can learn anything you need to know, so you no longer need
to lack confidence in that area.
Having high self-confidence is a great way to be successful
at life. Following these few simple tips is an excellent way
to improve your self-confidence.