Top TEN Self Confidence Building Tips

A lack of confidence can affect every area of your life, from your job performance to your

personal relationships. In reality, how you perceive yourself has a powerful impact

on how others treat you.

Some factors in bolstering self-confidence may be beyond your control, but there are some

very tangible things that you can do as well. Using these tips will help you reach your full

potential as a successful and confident person.

1. Dress confidently. Dress like the person you want to be and you’ll feel yourself

become that person. When you look good, you’ll feel good. Now, this doesn’t mean

that you have to go out and spend a fortune on clothes. It’s better to buy a few really

nice pieces than a bunch of cheap ones.

2. Walk faster. People who walk confidently keep a brisk pace because they have

things to do and places to be. Simply quickening your step will help you feel more


3. Keep good posture. People can tell a lot about you by the way you carry yourself. If

you have slumped shoulders and cannot look people in the eye, you’ll leave a

negative impression on them. Keep your head up, make eye contact with others, and

stand up straight and tall. You have nothing to hide.

4. Be grateful. Gratitude creates a state of peace in the body. A peaceful mind radiates

confidence. Make a list of the things you appreciate about yourself and be grateful for

your past successes. Tell those you love how much you appreciate them being in your


5. Compliment others. In addition to showing appreciation for what you have, it’s also

important to show others your appreciation. If you think negatively about yourself,

then you’ll have a tendency to criticize others. Break this habit by praising others on a

daily basis. Seeing the best in others will bring out the best in you.

6. Give back. Contributing to the success of others will not only help you feel better

about yourself, but karma will reward you in the end. What goes around comes

around, right? Volunteer your time to help those in need or make a monetary

contribution to your favorite local charity.

7. Don’t be afraid to speak up. Many people keep quiet for fear of saying something

silly. Taking an active role in discussions will distinguish you as a leader amongst your

peers. They will quickly recognize that you have confidence and plenty to offer.

8. Exercise regularly. If you work hard to create a better physical image, you’ll not only

be healthier, but you’ll also have more energy. Both of these things will contribute to

your self-confidence, as will the compliments you’ll receive.

9. Sit in the front row. Most of us have a tendency to try to blend into the back of the

room somewhere. We don’t like being noticed. Confident people sit up front where

they can take part in discussions without fear.

10. Take a chance and try something new. Learning a new hobby or activity will

broaden your horizons and help you feel alive. Anytime you spend stretching your

mind improves your overall self-confidence.

Life’s Lessons

The more self-confidence you build in yourself, the more likely you’ll be to succeed. No

matter what task you choose to conquer, you’ll do so with enthusiasm. Any setbacks you

encounter won’t bother you because you’ll have the confidence necessary to continue.

Those who are insecure often find life to be a struggle, but with self-confidence, you can

find it to be a joy. Why suffer when you can soar!

9 Ways to Build Grit and Resilience


Taylor, Montey

You can be skilled, talented, educated, and brilliant. But, if you’re not resilient,

persistent, and possess grit, you’ll never make the most of those other attributes.

Think about the five most successful people you know. My guess is that they are not all the most

naturally talented in their area of success. However, they know how to get things done and


For many people resilience and grit might be the missing ingredient in your quest for success.

Try these techniques to increase your resilience and grit:

1. Stay in contact with others.

When times are tough, it’s natural to crawl into a

hole and be by yourself. This is a mistake. You’re more capable with a support

system. Give up the idea that strong people take on the world by themselves.

You’re stronger when you have help and support. Maintain your relationships.

2. Have high hopes.

It’s easier to stand strong when you expect things to improve.

Consider every bad time in your life. Haven’t things gotten better every single

time? When you know better times are ahead, grit and resilience are easier to

demonstrate. Focus on a positive outcome.

3. Know that the most successful people are those with the most resilience.

It might be easy to be wealthy and successful but becoming wealthy and

successful is anything but. The most successful people were willing to take on

challenges that the average person would avoid like the plague.

4. Take excellent care of yourself.

No matter what is going on in your life, you still need food, rest, love, exercise, and fun. Take

good care of yourself and you’ll be

in a better position to weather challenges. Most people ignore their needs

during difficult times, but this is a huge error.

You have to be healthy to be able to reach success, and give to others.

5. Be active, not passive.

It’s easier to last when you’re doing something to make

progress. Rather than passively waiting for things to get better, take steps to

improve the situation. If there is something constructive you can do, do it. Even if it’s small.

6. Give yourself mental breaks.

No matter how resilient you may be, take regular

breaks to recharge your batteries. What is your favorite way to take a mental

break? You could watch a movie, exercise, read a book, or go fishing with a

friend. Do whatever works for you.

7. Remind yourself of all the adversity you’ve overcome since childhood.

No one’s life is smooth sailing 100% of the time. You’ve already overcome many

obstacles. Remind yourself of your past successes during challenging times.

You’ll have the fortitude and motivation to continue.

8. Live a life that revolves around your interests.

If you have a job you hate, it’s hard to have a lot of grit and resilience. It’s much easier to have

perseverance while doing something you love. Find a career and hobbies that you love. The

need for grit is much lower!

9. Hang around with resilient people.

You become more like the people you spend the most time with. Choose your friends wisely.

You’ll become a stronger person if you hang out with strong people. Find some people you want to be more like.