In this busy, rat-race of
a world that we all live in, itís all too common to feel the weight of
the world on our shoulders Ė and most people crumble under the pressure.
But there are people out there who strive and succeed, standing tall
above others, getting on with their lives with a smile. What do all
these people have in common? Confidence. We explore some ways to boost
your confidence quickly, so you too can be one of the success stories in
1. Donít care what other people think. This is vital; so many
people lack confidence because theyíre always worrying about the
impression they make on others: does she think Iím a nice person, did he
think I was foolish to say that, do they think Iím a loser. These kind
of thoughts are unhealthy; they drain your self confidence. If you go
through life not caring what other people think of you, then youíll
worry less, feel happier in your skin, and increase your confidence.
2. Be optimistic; have faith in yourself. What all those
high-flyers have in common is pure faith in their own abilities. They
donít approach a new challenge thinking about failure; it isnít even a
notion they understand. If you think youíre going to be bad at
something, then you will be. If youíre sure that girl is going to turn
you down, then she will. Always feel that youíre going to be successful
in everything you do, and, 9 times out of 10, good things will happen.
3. Be careful of the company you keep. This may sound
controversial, but itís important: choose your friends wisely. If you
find that people around you are gloomy nay-sayers, who always look on
the bad side of life, then theyíre likely to sap your confidence. On the
other hand, if you surround yourself with other bubbly, confident
people, then their confidence will rub off on you too.
4. Do things that scare you. This is a time-honoured life tip,
and one of the most successful ones: donít shy away from those things
youíre afraid of. Instead, think of them as new challenges, life
experiences youíve yet to try. Though they may test you, each time you
succeed will make you less scared to try something new, and thus your
self-confidence will grow.
5. Smile. A totally simple, yet hugely effective technique,
smiling can boost your confidence because it creates other smiles Ė we
challenge you to not smile back when someone smiles at you! This small
act makes other people happier, and, as you caused this feeling in
others, your confidence will soar.
Those people who find it easy to approach that pretty girl arenít born
with any unusual gifts Ė they
werenít given ĎSuper Charmí at birth. All they have is confidence. So
try out our tips above, and youíll be walking tall in no time.