If confidence is key, then what doors can this key open? To me, confidence is truly one of the greatest things we can possess. It is the difference between entering into this new door of possibilities or standing behind it. It is the difference between standing up for what you believe is right, and letting fear keep you silent.
But how do you learn to be more confident in yourself?
Most of us, at some point in our lives, have looked in the mirror and not felt good enough or worthy of receiving all that we deserve.
But the thing is, if you don’t believe you deserve better, chances are, you won’t be able to manifest a better life for yourself.
To pursue those goals you have and to live your best life, I’ve listed 5 easy ways to feel more confident right now:
Step 1. Change your beliefs.
Being “confident” or “good enough” or “worthy” is an interesting thing because it can’t necessarily be measured; it’s an inside job. The feelings and thoughts associated with it happen in our minds and in our bodies (and are represented through emotions).
I think a good way we can measure our own confidence is by whether we feel at peace and feel good about a certain situation. For instance, one event can happen, someone can say one thing to us - but it is our perception of that event or comment that makes us feel a certain way.
So whether you’re trying to lose weight, manifest a bigger house or invite more love into your life, you must BELIEVE you’re good enough first.
Step 2. Resist hiding your “flaws”.
While it’s very important to embrace your good qualities, it’s also important to embrace the things you don’t like about yourself. Instead of hiding them, try looking at them from a more positive perspective.
Ask yourself, how do these “flaws” make me unique or different from the rest?
Make a list of all the things that you can find about yourself that you’ve been hiding (to be more likable or prove to others that you’re “good enough”), uncover them once and for all, and let your amazing, confident self shine through!
Step 3. Practice affirmations.
Repeating positive affirmations out loud in front of a mirror, especially when you’re looking into your own eyes, is a powerful way to increase your confidence and self-worth. Try placing your hand over your heart as you repeat these affirmations so you can truly feel the power of these words.
Some of my favorite “confidence affirmations” include:
I respect myself and attract others who respect me.
I deeply believe I can achieve anything I desire.
I matter and what I say makes a difference.
The more I love myself, the more love I have to give.
Step 4. Practice forgiveness.
In order to build more confidence and receive more love, joy and abundance, you need to let go of the energy that doesn’t serve you and allow new, positive energy to come into your life...
Because it is only when you let go of the past and forgive yourself (and allow yourself to be forgiven by others), that you can experience true freedom.
Step 5. Claim your power!
Remember that not one thing or one person can add or diminish your personal value but YOU.
One of my favorite quotes from The Four Agreements, written by don Miguel Ruiz, states:
“Whatever happens around you, don’t take it personally… Nothing other people do is because of you. It is because of themselves. All people live in their own dream, in their own mind; they are in a completely different world from the one we live in. When we take something personally, we make the assumption that they know what is in our world, and we try to impose our world on their world.
Even when a situation seems so personal, even if others insult you directly, it has nothing to do with you.“
So I encourage you today, to shut down your inner critic and stop letting your confidence be dependent on people and things… and soon you’ll see how you no longer need the outside world to validate your personal value.
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*The Mind Movies team has updated this post on July 19th, 2021 to include the latest information for our readers.
Natalie Ledwell is a best selling author, speaker and successful entrepreneur. She's passionate about helping others to achieve their greatest dreams and ambitions through her personal development programs and her online TV show, The Inspiration Show.