Dealing with Low Self Confidence – 6 Easy Ways To Take Back Control

Low self confidence can be a big problem in your life. It
can hold you back in so many areas so that you never reach
your full potential and so the low self confidence becomes a
self-fulfilling prophecy.

Do you find yourself getting overly upset when someone
criticizes you?

Do you avoid trying out new things?

Do you keep your opinions and views to yourself, especially
to avoid confrontation?

Do you often think that you lack the ability to do
something?

If you have answered yes’ to any of these questions, it is
likely you are suffering from low self confidence. Low self
confidence can cause depression, poor relationships and the
inability to change.

Low self confidence is often blamed on early childhood
events. Lack of parental support or encouragement and
constant criticism are often cited as key causes of low
self confidence.

However, your low self confidence cannot be blamed solely on
your parents. You must take responsibility for your part and
take steps to overcome your low self confidence.
Act confident.

Often the fastest way to improve your confidence level is by
simply acting confident. Groom yourself carefully, dress
appropriately and carry yourself with excellent posture.
These simple things will actually make you feel more
confident over time.

1. Pat yourself on the back

If you achieve a success, don’t let it go on noticed.
Celebrate your success, no matter how small they seem. Give
yourself a pat on the back and reward your success.
2. Surround yourself with positive people

One of the worse things a person with low confidence can do
is surround themselves with negative people. Negative people
typically have low confidence themselves, and even if they
don’t, listening to negative comments will do nothing but
bring you down. Find positive people to put your life in
perspective.

3. Realize you are the best friend you will every have

Don’t treat yourself harshly or poorly by constantly
critiquing yourself. Learn to treat yourself with the
respect you deserve. You are person of worth and value, a
person that is deserving of love. Compliment yourself often.
It will change the way you look at yourself and improve your
self confidence.

4. Think positively

Positive thinking doesn’t come naturally to everyone, so you
may have to practice this one a little bit. A great way to
do this is by thinking of three positive things about your
day each night before you go to bed. Before long, you will
have silenced that nagging negative inner voice and feel
much more confident.

5. Be prepared

Any time you are required to do something that you are not
confident about, make sure you do your homework. Get
yourself ready, equipped with the knowledge you will need in
order to complete the task well. Make sure you have all the
needed tools at your disposal and you should feel much more
confident about tackling the task.

6. Get into the right mindset

Sometimes, in fact, often you can worry yourself into
thinking things are worse than they are and that you are at
far more risk than you really are. This can be especially
true when you anticipate embarrassment. Most of us fear
embarrassment and making a fool of ourselves far more than
we fear anything else. That fear can make you lack
confidence even more.

So, to overcome this fear of embarrassment and failure, ask
yourself what really is the worse thing that can happen to
you if you fail in your task. Rarely will it be something
from which you can recover. Once you can see that failing at
a task is not going to cause you serious problems, you
should be able to tackle the task more confidently.

Low self confidence is a problem that many people have to
deal with. It is also a problem that can be overcome.
Learning to treat yourself with respect and to love who you
are, faults and all, is the first step in improving your low
self confidence to enjoy high self confidence instead.

Surround yourself with positive people and thoughts and
celebrate success. Becoming a person with high self
confidence is not an easy thing, but it is possible. It
will take some time and all lot of effort on your part, but
it will be time well spent as you become a confident person
who is ready to face the challenges of life head on and
succeed.

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Peter W. Murphy is a peak performance expert. His focus is on key distinctions that make a big difference. He enjoys going deep into a research topic to discover the often overlooked but key elements anyone can focus on to achieve much better results. Peter enjoys competitive tennis, travel, good friends, loud music and taking time to enjoy the moment.