Every one of us has experienced a point in our lives where we are filled with fear and self-doubt. There’s nothing wrong with that as they are normal emotions and reactions in specific situations we go through. However, this can turn into a problem if you constantly find yourself lacking confidence in what you do. I know this firsthand as I used to always dwell in thoughts where I question my capacity to try out something new or where I stop myself from expressing who I really am.

FAST FORWARD TO TODAY.
I am living the life I always know I deserve. Let me tell you what happened between before and now. Confidence happened! You think, “Is that all”? Well, yes and no. I have gotten rid of that self-doubt and gained confidence to do something different. It was the best decision because despite all the challenges I faced, I became more confident, successful and now a better person. The transformation didn’t happen overnight but what matters is that it did. That is why I want to share with you today my tips on how you can gain confidence in 5 easy steps.

GAIN CONFIDENCE IN 5 EASY STEPS:

Step 1. Know what you want to achieve.
If you don’t know what you really want, you will find yourself pulled into many directions. Zero in on what you want to happen and keep your focus on what you want to see in the end. This will give you confidence on what you do because you know every action you take will lead you towards your goals.

Step 2. Identify your comfort zone and expand it.
Oftentimes, we don’t try something new because it makes us uncomfortable or we find it terrifying. This keeps us within our comfort zone and if we don’t take courage to step away from it, it will tend to shrink. Try something different one day at a time and you will realize that it’s never really terrifying to step out of your comfort zone. Moreover you will also start to expand your comfort zone and avoid being trapped their forever.

Step 3. Take care of yourself physically and mentally.
You have to look good to really feel good! Confidence is not just from within. It exudes that people around you and people you mingle with can feel it and see it. You can achieve this by taking good care of yourself. Eat the right food, get some exercise, mind what you wear and always think positive.

Step 4. Track your achievements and be grateful each day.
Start writing down things you achieve or milestones that you reached on your journey towards your dreams. Not only will it remind you where you are but your list will also show you how grateful you should be to have such opportunities and triumphs. The more you dwell in positive things the better your state of mind is and that also will reflect in your attitude and action.

Step 5. Surround yourself with confidence.
Avoid people who are negative and who wallow in self-pity. They will only make you feel down. Instead, find company in people who motivates you and encourages you. It also counts a lot if you can find a mentor. Someone who can offer you invaluable advice, be your role model and guide to become a better individual.

Being confident will definitely help you to become someone who can influence other people because you give them the impression that you can be trusted and that you know what you are doing. This is a vital factor both in the real world and the digital realm. Confidence is a vital trait that one must possess in order to succeed in their chosen careers and in their own personal lives.

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