Self confidence is the most important thing you can have when you are striving to become a better you. When you are attempting to acquire those long-term goals that are beyond yourself, you have to believe that self-confidence is the key to success. You can improve your self-efficacy, your self-worth, but it doesn't really mean anything if you don't have the self-confidence. There are many things you can do to put your self-confidence at a higher level, but here are a few proven steps that will put your self-confidence where it needs to be.
1. Remember your past successes as you go along. As you strive to achieve a goal there will always be obstacles reminding you that there is failure. If you can't rely on your past success you will succumb to these aversive experiences. Everyone has had past successes. Don't think of the greatest thing you've done in your life. It could be as simple as learning how to ride your bicycle. Remembering past success isn't something like bragging rights. In due time, you will get your own bragging rights. The main objective of remembering those past successes is feel those good vibes to keep you going; to show yourself that you can accomplish things.
2. Listen to yourself. Self-confidence isn't something you can share. It is something that you produce and something that you consume. Many people think that it is possible to get self-confidence from other people, only to find out that it is near-impossible. Instead of focusing your energy in trying to impress others on your performance, work or anything for that matter, pay attention to yourself. Praise yourself for everything you think you did great. If you keep doing this you will show confidence merely by impressing and motivating yourself.
3. Move around. If you continually work out, keep yourself busy and constantly focus your energy into the life around you, your self-confidence will shoot up. Not only does working out make you look better, but it will make you feel better as well. If you keep yourself busy your mind will pay attention at the subject on hand and self-confidence will rise when you reflect on the amount of work you've done that way. It is important to keep this momentum going.
Instead of wishing upon a star, make your mind and body move and lead yourself to attaining the self-confidence you deserve.