Many believe confidence is unchangeable – you either have it or you don’t. However, confidence is nothing more than a feeling of certainty about who you are and what your capable of.

Having confidence allows us to be the best versions of ourselves; it allows us to express our true character and be more socially firm.

Confidence cannot be bought. We create our confidence, and it is largely influenced by our experiences of life; experiences which have shaped our identity.

There is no quick fix to make your more confident, but there are valuable principles which you can apply day-to-day, that in time, will build your confidence. In today’s article, I will show you 4 ways to build your confidence and rise to any challenge.

1. Be Clear About Who You Are And What You Stand For

Who you become in life is far greater than what you get. So many people have failed to clarify exactly who they are and what they stand for.

Instead of asking, ‘’How can I get more confidence’’, instead ask, ‘’How can I become more than what I am?’’ Getting and becoming go on hand in hand. What you become directly influences what you get in life.

If you lack the confidence to take on the challenges that come your way, you need to be clear about who you are and what you stand for. If you do this, you’ll be able to push through.

2. Learn As Much As You Can Whenever You Can

If you want results, you have to be in the know of things. Confidence relies on you to know exactly what you intend to produce in your life. A lack confidence can stem from the fact you have never defined your outcome in life, or created a plan of action to get you there.

You cannot be confident if you don’t know where you are going. If you do know, then it is necessary to have a strategy to get you there. We can dream all day and be clear about our life goals, but if we are operating with the wrong plan, we will never make it. We must learn as much as we can whenever we can, so we will be confident about the future.

3. Get Past The 3 Main Self Imposed Limitations

If we want to be confident and successful, we must go to work on the self-imposed limitations that are stunting our personal development.  There are three main limitations we all have to content with:

 

  1. Procrastination:

Procrastination especially dangerous because of it’s accumulating nature. When we put off doing some minor task, it doesn’t seem to be all that important. If we let a few things slide during the day, it doesn’t seem like such a bad day. But let enough of those days pile up and you have the makings of a disastrous year.

  1. Blame:

Blame is another self-imposed limitation. At one time or another all of us have blamed someone for something. Our ego strives to defend itself. So when we blame outside forces we don’t have to face our own weaknesses and failings.

  1. Excuses:

Excuses are a close relative to blame. Guess how many excuses exist? Thousands. And people create a million more throughout the course of their lives. In fact, people go to tremendous lengths to avoid facing the truth. 

4.    Learn To Motivate Yourself

For most people mental development stops at an early age. Once you got the job, the car, the relationship and the house, it’s very easy to stop pursuing mental development. Forming the habit of self-motivation will require the consistent effort that self-motivation provides. The key to self-motivation is to start with new disciplines and begin to string them together.

After a while, you’ll discover that by tackling small disciplines you’ll have mastered a way of motivating yourself to do the right thing. As a result you will be confident in your daily life, and will be able to rise to the challenges that come your way.