There are lots of ways to improve your self-confidence over the long-term – but sometimes you need an instant boost. Most of us have a critical inner voice that tells us we’re stupid, not good enough, that we’re too fat, thin, loud, quiet… Being able to change that inner voice is key to feeling self-confident on the inside, which will help you project your confidence to the world. Whatever the situation that’s causing you a crisis of self-confidence, you can help yourself immeasurably by holding yourself to your own standards alone. If you believe in a higher power, whether God, or another spiritual force, it can be a real boost to self-confidence to say a silent prayer. Keep your self-confidence up by taking gradual steps forwards, rather than freezing when faced with what seems like a giant leap. Sometimes people just drag their confidence downhill because they are always repeating negative thoughts to themselves and our thoughts define our reality.
My confidence tip is to maintain a Universal Perspective, remember how small we all are and how fleeting our lives are.
Confidence, I agree about the smile, in Chinese the character for confidence and faith are the same. Confidence is something that some of us lack; however, there are certain steps we can take to ensure that our confidence level is high and remains high.
Step One: Before you begin your journey toward achieving more confidence, write down why you want to be more confident. Step Four: You will need to practice—preferably in front of a mirror—on your new ideas and methods of being confident. Step Five: In your mind’s eye visualize how successful you will be with your new confidence behavior.
Step Seven: As you present yourself in a more confident way, understand that once in awhile you may make a mistake or overreach a bit but don’t let that deter you. In last week’s post on learning to like yourself, I discussed being nice to yourself.

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You can’t walk into an important work meeting, (or a class at college or a room full of strangers at a party) whilst frantically re-reading a self-help manual, or making a last-minute phone call to your life-coach. You don’t just smile because you are happy and confident – you can smile to make yourself feel better.
Give them your smile; you’ll almost certainly get one back, and being smiled at is a great self-confidence boost. Brushing your hair, giving your face a good wash, retouching your makeup, straightening your collar, checking you’ve not got a bit of parsley stuck between your teeth … all of these can make the difference between feeling confident in your physical appearance and feeling anxious about an imagined flaw.
If you gabble, you’ll end up feeling worse as you know you’re being unclear to your audience or to the person you’re in a conversation with. By changing our inner voice and speak to ourselves in a more positive way, it will definitely boost our self confidence. That brings up all of the feelings of success and confidence which at least put me in a positive space.
This may at first feel intimidating but once you get past the ego and accept this, you will be able to rise above the Battle of the Egos out there and smile at it all (because it is all so, so silly) and this will give you immeasurable self-confidence.
Up until now- I thought that a sign of intelligence was being able to speak quickly, as if you know everything about the topic that you were speaking about. I used to think that by speaking fast, you will picture urself as if you have command over what your are talking and shows your confidence.
Maybe you want to present yourself to certain people—your employer or co-workers in a more bold and confident fashion and you want to learn and understand how to do this.
By consciously changing your attitude and thought patterns, you can learn to be more confident. Chances are, you weren’t feeling very self-confident at the time – and you probably felt even worse afterwards.

Spirit Fountain is THE one stop self-improvement, self-help website helping you be better, be beautiful, be you. Having more confidence will require you to make certain changes in your life and that means changing your behavior. This can be done by: preparing for meetings or events where you will be talking with others and in need of confidence, practice for what you will say and how will act in social situations, find someone to model a confidence level that would work for you and begin to express how you feel in a situations that come your way.
Once you find out what makes them come across more confident, then you can model yourself after them.
The more you practice and then apply your new confidence tactics, the better you will become.
Soon, you will learn the “ins and outs” of confident behavior and soon confident behavior will fit you like a glove!
Dressing well, getting good sleep also will help to give you the confidence you need in front of others.
Relax your body and mind and then pretend in your mind what will happen with your added confidence.
Make them the centre of your being and who you are, when you invest who you are into something it’s something deep like your identity, so your bound to go at things with enthusiasm then. Pretend that you’re an actor in a play and that you’re going to be confident and bold in the play. Take a good look in your mind’s eye at how others react to you as you present yourself confidently to others. Practice as long as it takes until you feel comfortable and satisfied in your mind’s eye at how successful and productive you will be with your new confidence behavior.

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