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How To Increase Confidence

So many successful people credit their sense of self and their confidence to their success. But not many people really explain how to build confidence, or how to become confident. It’s tricky, because confidence is built on different things, but, overall, it is built on choices and accomplishments that feed your passion. It’s something that makes you feel happy and proud of who you are. Here’s how to increase confidence!

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Confidence is built on accomplishment. If you achieve small and big goals, you’re going to feel much better about yourself. If you accomplish the goals you set for every day, chances are you will begin meeting weekly and monthly goals, which brings you in range of your bi-annual and annual goals.


Keep in mind that progress is incremental, and big changes do not happen overnight. You’re going to feel like you can take a big project, and set an ambitious goal because you believe you can meet it. Set a goal for yourself, and go for it.

Progress Report | How To Increase Confidence

The best way to reach your goals, big or small, is by breaking them into smaller goals and to monitor your progress.

Whether you’re trying to get promoted, get a better job, get into graduate school, change careers, eat healthier or lose 10 pounds, the best way to know if you’re making progress is to monitor it. Try to quantify your accomplishments:

  • The number of applications you’re submitting to jobs or graduate schools
  • What you’re eating and how much you’re exercising
  • Write down whatever your goal may be

It will help you stay on course, and you will build confidence as you see the progress you’re making in real time.

Most confident people live by a value system and make their decisions based on that value system, even when it’s hard and not necessarily in their best interest, but in the interest of the greater good.

Your actions and your decisions define your character. Ask yourself the dreaded question: What would you do?.
Even when it’s tough, in the long run you’re going to like yourself and be proud of who you are. Don’t shy away from making tough choices; do what’s best for you!

Exercise | Being Fearless

Besides benefiting your health in general, exercising helps memory retention, improves focus, helps manage stress and prevents depression.

It’s harder to be anxious when there is no excess energy to draw upon. Routine-based exercise improves every aspect of your life. So, stay active, and create time to take care of yourself.

What to do in times of failure?

Failing isn’t your enemy; it’s fearing failure that truly cripples you.

If you set big goals and have big dreams, you’re going to feel overwhelmed, and you’re inevitably going to feel like you can’t do it. In those moments you have to look inside yourself.

Gather every ounce of courage you have and just keep going.

Every single wildly successful person has been afraid, and they’ve kept working and taking risks anyway. That’s because: what they are trying to accomplish is more important and urgent than their fear they will fail. Think about how much you want to achieve your goal, then put your fear to the side, and keep going, one day at a time.


Seeking Inspiration From A Movie | How To Increase Confidence

When your goal, project, etc. is in its early stages, and someone says that your goal is stupid, or that you cannot do it, it’s tempting to believe them because they’re joining the chorus of doubts inside your head.

Logically you think, “How can I be right when this person and all these doubts in my head are telling me I can’t do this? That this idea is stupid.”

And you have to tell those people, especially the voices in your head, that they’re wrong. You have it in you, so tell them you believe in your goal, you believe in yourself, so you’re going to accomplish it.

There’s a great line in 10 Things I Hate About You, when Joseph Gordon-Levitt is about to give up his pursuit of Larisa Oleynik, and Heath Ledger gives him a pep talk, ending it with, “Don’t let anyone, ever make you feel like you don’t deserve what you want.”

Don’t care about what others say or think. There are going to be so many people who will tell you that you cannot accomplish your goal.

People change the world every day, despite everyone around them telling them it can’t be done. If you think you can do it, you can do it. Don’t listen to them, believe in yourself and keep going.

Well, there you have it guys! This was all about how to increase confidence without getting worked up about life. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment in the section provided below.

Good luck!

Written by Ahsan Gardezi