The other day I had a great conversation with a few clients about self-confidence.
One of my clients made a comment that self-confidence comes from seeing or achieving success.
And my response was, “Yes, but you have to have self-confidence in order to succeed.”
She nodded her agreement.
But that then left us with the question of, “How do you become more self-confident to achieve success if success builds confidence and you aren’t yet confident?”
My answer, “You lie to yourself.”
Ok…So you don’t so much lie to yourself as you do tell yourself the way you WANT to feel.
By thinking and acting a certain way, we can convince ourselves that we ARE a certain way.
So if you want to be confident, you need to tell yourself that you are great and confident and then ACT the part.
Even if the act seems forced at the beginning, at some point it will become what you truly feel and believe.
Here are some tips and articles to help you “fool” yourself into becoming more confident:
- Tips to help you build self-confidence
- An Unconventional Sign of Strength and Power
- Don’t let others bring you down
- Your Brain Is Really Pretty Stupid
What steps have you taken to make yourself more comfortable and confident in who you are?