The things that you do every day, do they feel like mountainous tasks on you at times? Do you always feel that you are not enough to achieve everything that you have dreamt of? Do you feel like you are losing every battle every day? If yes, then maybe your self-confidence is ebbing out.
Self Confidence – How Mind is What Matters the Most
We, as a human being, are all born with a certain level of self-confidence within us. But when it comes to the way we survive in a not so friendly world, it starts taking a toll on our self-confidence.
And with time, we start losing whatever trust we have on our self, our instincts and impulses and at the end, we lose it all. But dear reader, doesn’t it feel devastating?
To lose your belief in yourself and constantly waiting for the validation of the whole world around you that hardly care about what you feel inside? What is the way out of it you wonder?
Famous modern Indian thinker and writer Gaur Gopal Das has rightly commented in his book Life’s Amazing Secrets: How to Find Balance and Purpose in Your Life, “Watch your thoughts, they turn into words. Watch your words, they turn into actions.
Watch your actions, they turn into habits. Watch your habits, they turn into a character. Watch your character, it turns into your destiny.’ It all begins with a thought.” It is all about your mind, my dear friend. It breaks us just like how it makes us what we are. So, train your mind and the world will be at your feet.
Hundreds of years back, John Milton, in his path-breaking creation, his epic poem, Paradise Lost, had written, “The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.”
If you notice how all the thinkers around the world think of self-confidence, you would realize how true it is even at this age. We hardly ever realize how our confidence starts leaving us. Day by day, with simple things it goes away and we are left often just like a shell, empty from inside.
So, if you are thinking of combat the demons of self-doubt who are in your mind, constantly reminding you how unworthy you are, fear not. Find out the reasons with us in the following points.
Boosting Confidence with Four Steps
At every step in life, I have realized that visualization can be extremely helpful to cross any hurdle, no matter what your destination is.
So, visualize. You know deep inside how you want to be. So, focus on that. Just like Spencer Johnson in his bestseller book Who Moved My Cheese? has remarked, “It all depends on what you choose to believe.”
So, when you are facing a situation, gather all your positive energy and visualize. For instance, maybe you are going to give a presentation and you are socially anxious. You fear facing an audience, no matter how many people there are, two, twenty or two hundred.
You are scared. But what is there to be afraid of?
What might go wrong?
Leave all the burdens of thoughts and start visualizing how amazing you are in front of them and how enthralled your audience is with not only your presentation but also your aura of positive energy that is exuding all around you. Live this moment just like it is real. Trust me, you are doing a great job with your visualization.
- Positive Affirmation
“What you are afraid of is never as bad as what you imagine. The fear you let build up in your mind is worse than the situation that actually exists.”
- Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese?
All the negative things that can happen to you are nothing but just the result of your overthinking mind. So, control that. Think in a positive direction. Think about how you can affirm yourself positively about your future success. Y
es, that is possible. Just like Joseph Murphy puts it in simpler words in his book The Power of Subconscious Mind, “The way to get rid of darkness is with light; the way to overcome cold is with heat; the way to overcome the negative thought is to substitute the good thought. Affirm the good, and the bad will vanish.”
Let yourself believe in the fact that nothing is going to be wrong and nothing will actually go wrong.
- Subliminal Messages
The subliminal message is what that connects with our subconscious mind after crossing the superficial layer of conscious mind. These messages can be visual or verbal. It can appear in anything, be it song, music, movies, articles or audio programs.
They are too quiet or too quick for a conscious mind to register. That is why it directly appeals to our subconscious mind, triggering a change from within. Modern studies show that it is an extremely helpful way of boosting your self-confidence when nothing else is working out for you. And if you want you can even try out subliminal products created by certified experts to help with self-confidence.
- Help Others
If you are feeling low or surrounded by negative energy, then the most effective way to turn it into extreme positivity is by helping others. Yes, the world is full of people who are in their worse possible situations than you are.
And to reach out to them, you don’t have to go too far either. Just take a look around. Help others. You will get many chances every day to do it. No, you don’t have to do a lot of big things all the time to help others.
You can start with simple and small steps. It will not only boost you with amazing positivity but will also take your self-confidence to a new high.
So, now as you know about these ways to boost your confidence and win the world, then what are you waiting for? Start by taking smaller steps every day and you will soon reach there where you dream of. And just like His Holiness Dalai Lama has said, “With the realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.”