As far as who we are, our self-esteem is often thought to be our engine, where confidence is the transmission, which activates it into motion. What having a high confidence does is goes a long way, when it comes to personal and business success. So the key becomes to strengthen it, especially if you’re feeling unsure of yourself. While it feels great to receive compliments, praise and accolades from others every once in a while, but to feel better about yourself, what’s more sustainable but takes a bit more effort, is generating this self-confidence on your own. There are a variety of ways to do so.
7. Learn How To Visualize
One way to raise self-esteem and confidence, is by picturing, visualizing yourself succeeding, even if you don’t think you’re in the right frame of mind or situation, to succeed. What’s known is that what successful athletes do, is visualize scoring a goal, before playing the game. So force yourself to visualize, to get what you want.
Begin by setting a very specific goal in your mind. What’s known is that the more detailed that the vision is, this of a future event, the more confident that you’ll feel and become. Learn to picture the exact outcome, when you’re ready to go to bed at night. Remind yourself how great it will feel, once you achieve it.
6. Be Aware Of Your Posture
If you’re someone who has low self-esteem, physically, what you’ll naturally do is walk around with your head and shoulders slumped downwards. What doing so doesn’t do, is increase or help you feel more confident about yourself. Others will think you’re depressed. You’re also doing a disservice to your spine and neck.
So become mindful to always “catch” yourself when you’re slumping over, this whether sitting down or standing up, then straighten yourself up. Not only will you appear more confident in front of others, it’s been proven that you’ll have more confident thoughts. So make walking erect with your chest and head held up high, a habit.
5. Improve Your Appearance And Image
Although having high self-esteem and confidence is an internal issue, what changing your outer appearance, such as getting a haircut, can do is make you feel a lot better about yourself. This is why you look at yourself in the mirror often, at every opportunity you can get, as it bumps up your confidence.
This could mean getting a brand new wardrobe, or deciding to sweat it out at the gym to look slimmer and more vibrant, and you suddenly begin to get more glances your way, which makes you feel better. What doing so does, is helps you become more confident, this once you get nice comments from friends and especially strangers.