7 Powerful Self-Confidence Boosters

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Self-confidence begins in your mind and works its way out into your life. How you feel about yourself on the inside is mirrored back to you in how you’re living life. Self-confidence is that powerful inner knowing that you are in the right place at the right time and doing the right things.

Here are seven powerful tips for boosting self-confidence -

1. Knowing what you want and why you want it.Call it a goal, a purpose or a mission but knowing what you want is vital to overall self-confidence. Make the time to write out a powerful and self-satisfying vision for the future. Dream big, what do you have to lose?

Ask yourself, “Why do I want the future to be this way? How will I and others benefit from making my vision reality?” If your “why” is powerful enough, you can develop a plan that will take your vision from on paper to real-life. When your “why” is compelling, your confidence to succeed becomes unstoppable.

2. Spending time and effort going for great, not perfect.
Perfectionism not only robs you of self-confidence but it’s a dream stealer. Striving to be perfect means constantly attempting to measure up to an impossibly high standard of excellence. Settling for nothing less than perfect is a no-win situation. Wouldn’t you agree, going for great is far more achievable?

3. Accepting and liking yourself, just the way you are.
Self-acceptance is a tremendous boost to your self-confidence and self-esteem. Self-acceptance begins with appreciating and accepting your many positive traits and talents. Self-confidence is a positive by-product that comes from accepting yourself as a worthy and deserving person.

4. Acknowledging that the past does not equal the future.
Learn from the past and positively head toward the future. The past is the past and you cannot change what’s happened. You can though learn from the lessons and use them to grow stronger and even more empowered.

5. Recognizing that net-worth does not equal self-worth.
You are as rich as your life is full. Your self-esteem and self-worth aren’t tied to your possessions or the amount of money in your checking account.

But, with that said, not worrying about money makes life less stressful. If you’re not where you want to be financially, what can you do to change the situation? Learn new skills, seek the advice of a professional or learn to use money more wisely?

6. Understanding that your voice matters.
You deserve to be heard. Your thoughts, opinions and ideas are important. Speak up for yourself and let your opinions be known. Remember too, the most important words you’ll hear are the ones you say to yourself.

7. Believing, without an ounce of doubt, you matter!!!
Self-confidence comes from knowing in your heart of hearts that you have value. Your special gifts and talents should be shared with the world. Hold your head high. Believe and know you are a VIP – very important person!

What have you done today to enhance your self-confidence?

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