Few people are as confident as they would like to be. Yet self-confidence is very important because it shows in everything we do.
Thinking does make it so. Remember, the subconscious mind makes no distinction between whats real and what is imagined.If you want to gain confidence, start to feed your mind—through autosuggestion—a steady diet of thoughts of confidence and courage.
And while you’re doing that start to… Be it before you do it
Do you see anybody slouching in Greek sculpture? No, the bodies go upward.
Your spine should reach up and so should your head. You must always be conscious of aspiring upward. That’s true even when you sit down. If you let your whole body sink down when you sit, you’re revealing a lack of confidence.
The same is true for your voice. To be confident, you can’t have a voice that mumbles. Speak up and speak clearly.
Experience builds confidence
Eleanor Roosevelt said, “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” That is excellent advice.
A lack of confidence is surmounted by taking action. So as you’re thinking and acting like the person you want to become, remember that you can’t build confidence solely by sitting around thinking good thoughts. You also have to take action. As soon as you do, the fear on the inside will begin to dissipate and your confidence WILL rise.
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