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How to be more confident

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

There is one point in your life when you lack confidence and it leads to losing something that you desire.

Confidence is something that has to be built. At times, we feel fear and self-doubt.

There are times that we do not believe in ourselves and all negative thoughts sink into our mind and those negative thoughts hinder us from doing or achieving our dreams.

These feeling of fear and doubt will not help us reach our full potential. This article offers five useful tips which help you eliminate that fear and let go of any self-doubt in you.

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5 Tips to Let Go Fear and be More Confident

#1: Do it!

There is a famous line by Susan Jeffers. She says that you have to feel the fear and do it anyway! They say that 90% of the things that we fear will never ever happen.

You have to remember that false expectations may appear real. If you fear it, most probably, you will not do it. The result is that nothing really happened; nothing was made to happen because of the fear that hinders you.

#2: Focus on the Positive

In our brain, we have our own memory bank. In that bank, we must deposit all positive thoughts. Withdraw all negative thoughts and experiences that may affect the way you think or perceive things.

This is because if you only have positive thoughts, you will feel good and if you feel good, you are more confident. Try to observe all the thoughts that you have. How do these thoughts affect your everyday living?

#3: Arrange things in perspective

Bear in mind that people are actually more alike than they are different from each other. It is advised to get a view of other people. After that, you make an understanding attitude especially when you are in a situation that is uncomfortable to you.

Through this, you will be more confident around new people. If for instance, you have to talk in front of a lot of people and you are feeling nervous, just remember that probably they are feeling the same way as you are.

#4: It takes practice and perseverance

Sometimes, the feeling of failure wants us to easily give up and just let fear and self-doubt take over. But that should not be the case. What you should do is strive hard and persevere.

As you persevere, the fear of failure will fade and you will be more confident in doing things to achieve your goals. Keep on practicing and learning. These are the key to be confident and successful.

#5: Think and act confident

If you feel scared and not confident, act confident nevertheless. To try this the next time you want to be more confident and release any fear, do these five basic things: Sit in the front row, always make eye contact, walk fast, say your opinion and smile.

How do be more confident and let go of fear in your life? Share your tips with us!

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