How to Build Self-Confidence
I was in my late teens a friend of mine, an elite athlete, gave me the
most profound, yet simple advice that changed the way I would view
myself forever. He told me:
"If you don't think very highly of yourself, you can't
expect anyone else to think it of you."
Translation - It means that we alone are responsible for
building self-confidence. We
cannot depend upon, or wait for anyone
else's approval. We must see ourselves as worthy and capable of
achieving anything we choose to achieve.
Ultimately, how we see ourselves is more important than
how anyone else sees us.
If we don't work at loving and accepting ourselves,
nothing anyone else thinks matters.
In a similar vein, have you ever felt that you don't
measure up to others overall? In that case, think about how many times
you may have met a gorgeous man or woman and then afterwards forgot how
good looking they were because they had nothing interesting to say or
could add nothing of value to your perspective. I would think it
happens more often than not!
Consider that in an opinion poll done by
Men's Health Magazine
(1,000 American women ages 21
to 54 in two online polls) women rated traits relating to character and
much higher than they
scored those reflecting physical attractiveness.
In other online questionnaires filled out by both men
and women the number one quality found desirable in someone was
'self-confidence'. Physical attractiveness didn't even make the top
The bottom line is that what you think of, and how you
project yourself, is more important than merely having good looks.
Building self-confidence is not only a great way to attract others, but
a great way to feel good about yourself!
Tips For Building Self-Confidence
Self-confidence is absolutely essential to achieving
success in any endeavor. You acquire it by doing, learning,
accomplishing, and persisting.
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