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List your strengths. This is a simple task that will help you get into a self-positive mindset, which is essential to maintaining confidence. Yes, you have areas that need improving, everybody does, but often, a lack of confidence comes from a lack of self-esteem. Listing the positives in your life can help you get past the minor negatives. Here are some things you could include:
- Talents or skills: This doesn’t have to be competitive. It only means that you see yourself as talented or skillful in some area, like athletics, art, business, or creativity.
- Personality traits: Note anything about your personality that you take pride in. For example, you might see yourself as hard working, caring, or imaginative.
- Accomplishments: These are things you’ve achieved that you’re proud of. Maybe you performed in a concert, spoke in front of an audience, baked a birthday cake, or ran in a race.
Do you wish you were more confident? Gaining confidence is possible. Most experts agree that self-confidence is a combination of self-esteem and self-efficacy. Start believing in yourself, your abilities, and your goals. This will help you cope with problems and stressors, while boosting your confidence. Have a positive attitude, set measurable goals for yourself, and keep company with other confident and supportive people. You’ll be well on your way to developing your own self-confidence.