1. DON'T TRY TO BE PERFECT
Trying to be perfect will set you up for failure. Fear of making a mistake. Fear of
disappointing others. Fear of failure. In order to grow and build confidence, you have to
be willing to take risks and learn from failure.
2. ADOPT A GROWTH MINDSET
People with a growth mindset believe that their most basic abilities can be developed
through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point.
Confidence is a skill that you can develop.
3. CHALLENGE THE INNER CRITIC
Challenge yourself to become aware of any self-critical thoughts. Rather than dwell on
them, find the lesson and start learning.
4. CELEBRATE YOUR STRENGTHS
What if you started to make a habit of recognizing your talents and strengths instead of
your shortcomings? How would this change the way you felt about yourself?
5. STAND TALL
Your physicality and body language don't merely reflect your emotions, they are often
the cause. Standing tall, straightening your shoulders and improving your posture can
greatly affect your sense of confidence