Born with self-confidence

Are we born with self-confidence? Some believe its genetic while others believe it is a skill that needs mastering. While parents and family members can mould you to see things in a positive light and instil self-belief, it is ultimately up to the person concerned. Taking the steps needed to boost your self-confidence will result in a stronger and more resilient you. It is important to your psychological wellbeing and having a healthy dose of it can help in both your professional and personal life.

The following are a few tips to follow:

  1. Envision the person you want to be – Think of the person you would like to be.
  2. Tackle something that scares you – By overcoming your fear, your confidence will grow.
  3. Think positively – Try to see the best in each situation.
  4. Practice – Stand in front of a mirror and deliver a speech. Watch your facial expressions and mannerisms.
  5. Smile often – Make eye contact with people you interact with as it displays warmth.
  6. Always do your best – Be reliable, give of your best and learn from every hurdle.
  7. Accept constructive criticism – It isn’t an easy task but learn from it, be better and your confidence will grow.
  8. Be appreciative – Always be thankful for what you have and where you are. Happiness and self-confidence comes with appreciation.