Have you ever noticed how some people seem to be totally confident, sure of themselves, and completely in control no matter where they are or what they’re doing, while others seem to struggle?
These people have high levels of self-confidence, which is linked to greater success, achievement, joy, and satisfaction in life. While everyone would love to have more self-confidence, so many people don’t know exactly how to go about improving it. If you’re one of them, have no fear!
This post will shed some light on 11 simple habits you can cultivate to manifest self-confidence, so you can live a more productive, successful, and happy life!
Positive Affirmations To Manifest Self-Confidence
If you want to increase your potential and boost your success in life, focusing on your confidence will have the most significant impact.
There is a strong correlation between self-confidence and success, so expanding how you think about yourself is an important goal.
A great habit that will help you to manifest self-confidence is to repeat confidence-boosting affirmations every morning.
Here are a few examples:
- I am in full control of my emotions
- I can do anything I put my mind to
- My body, mind, and spirit work together in perfect harmony
The best way to do this is to make a daily habit of repeating these while you’re in the shower.
Like any other habit, it takes time to stick.
Since you take a shower every day, if you get used to repeating affirmations every time you’re in the shower, you’ll do it automatically without even thinking about it!
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Speak Up For Yourself
Next, this is something that many people struggle with, but if you work at it every day you’ll see improvement in no time.
The thing is, if you’ve had self-esteem issues, you may be used to playing it cool and safe, and going with the flow.
While this may seem on the outside like it’s polite, kind, “keeping the peace” and whatnot, if you’re not careful you can further erode your self-esteem and self-confidence by becoming a doormat.
You owe it to yourself to speak up for yourself when something is unpleasant, you’re being taken advantage of, or you have a different opinion.
Going along with the crowd is often an easier choice than standing alone, but taking a stand is an essential part of building confidence.
The next time you disagree with something, or your gut is telling you not to be swayed, speak up!
Thinking for yourself, and having confidence in your own beliefs and ideas, will help you expand as a person.
Keep Learning & Trying New Things
One of the best habits to manifest self-confidence is to stay sharp, think outside the box, challenge yourself and always look for new things to learn!
Being well-rounded and informed of many different topics makes you not only feel smarter, but it makes you a much more interesting person.
Think about it, who do you think is a more engaging conversationalist?
Someone who only goes to work, comes home, plays video games and goes to bed?
Or someone who is constantly trying new things, reading new books, starting new projects, and just having more life experience to share with you and the world?
Even if you don’t start at a baseline of being super confident, when you start to view the world as your playground and keep an active, inquisitive mind, you’ll automatically start to feel so much better about yourself.
So, if you want to boost your confidence, try something totally abnormal for you.
Read a book on a topic you know nothing about.
Find a podcast on a topic you never would have considered.
Join a Facebook group on an issue that you have a completely different viewpoint on and learn how other people think.
Try a new hobby that you don’t think you’ll be able to do well.
Or, my favorite… take a class on a new subject!
You’ll be more confident in no time!
Trust Your Gut To Manifest Confidence
You have an intuition that is aligned with your specific values and beliefs.
Trust that intuition, especially when it is speaking loudly.
How many times have you felt a certain way about something, gone against your hunch, then, later on, discovered that you were right?
Trusting yourself and taking your own advice instead of going externally for advice from others sends a signal to your brain that you are intelligent, that you’re capable, that you have wisdom and that you are enough.
That’s not to say you don’t ask others’ opinions, ever.
But really… give yourself more credit.
Treat yourself like you deserve to be listened to.
Because you do!
Look To Others For Inspiration
If you are working on your confidence (or any other personal development goal), get inspired by others who have strength in this area.
Can you think of people in your life, or even in the media who exude an air of confidence that inspires you?
Inspiring books, podcasts, and seminars can provide you with new ideas and keep you motivated to continue working toward your dreams and goals.
Find The Lesson In Every Experience
Many who struggle with confidence issues have troubled pasts. The truth is, nobody has a totally easy ride in life.
We all have issues to overcome, bumps in the road, and things that throw us off track.
The key is learning different ways to reshape and reframe your experiences to make you a stronger, better person.
What in your life has beaten you down and eroded your self-confidence, can you turn around into a good thing, that gives you strength and a sense of purpose?
I promise if you dig deep enough, you’ll find the thing that brings you the most pain, can be the most rewarding.
You just have to be willing to seek it out.
When you’re lacking confidence or faith in your abilities, life is scary.
You fear rejection, you fear failure, you fear embarrassment, humiliation or any other host of negative outcomes.
But check it out…
By recognizing when you are afraid, you can start to manage your reaction to fear.
When you experience fear, take time to see what you’re really afraid of and if it’s a legit reason to be scared.
Say, for example, you’ve always wanted to be a YouTuber but you’re so afraid of what people will say that you never get started.
Well, what are you really afraid of?
Is it people laughing at you?
Is it you getting no views?
Is it the technical aspect?
What is this fear really grounded in, and if your fear comes true, what’s the worst that could happen?
If you’re worried that you’ll get no views, what’s the worst that happens?
Nobody sees it.
Is that that bad?
If it’s the technical aspect, so what?
Can’t you practice until you figure things out?
Overcoming and even welcoming your fears will make you a much stronger person, and once you conquer your fears your self-confidence will dramatically improve.
Make a daily habit of facing your fears head-on, and they’ll cease to have power over you.
Show Confidence With Your Body Language
When your body language says you are confident and assertive, others will treat you differently.
Manage your non-verbal cues to portray inner confidence, even if you are not entirely feeling so on the inside.
Every so often check your posture.
Stand up straight, shoulders back, chin up.
Even when you’re sitting in a chair out to dinner, at the office, even on the bus or train.
Make it a practice to sit up and hold your head up high.
This is a habit that will build over time, but it makes a huge difference in how you feel and how others treat you.
Another body language habit to cultivate is giving a strong, confident handshake.
It really goes a long way at making a good first impression.
When you focus on how you overcome adversity, you grow in your confidence.
Try something you’ve never done before to see how well you handle new situations or learning experiences.
What did you learn from your success or failure?
If it didn’t go so well, work toward bouncing back quickly and shrugging it off.
Practicing resilience will definitely help you gain more confidence in all aspects of your life.
Make Better Choices For Self-Confidence
Making better decisions in your life will result in better outcomes and more confidence for you.
Your choices should be based on what is important to you, your values, and your goals.
Making decisions based on these things, versus others’ needs or beliefs, will shape your life in ways that make you happy and healthy. And thus, more confident!
Believe In Yourself, No Matter What
Finally, consistent belief in yourself and your ability to succeed is vital to growing your self-confidence.
Let go of all doubt and insecurity and focus on how you are working to achieve your goals. Optimistic thoughts are a strong predictor of success.
We all have limitations in life. Nobody’s perfect after all.
But those who have self-confidence focus more on what they do have and what they can do, rather than what they don’t and can’t.
What are you good at? What do you LOVE to do that benefits both you and those around you?
Maybe you don’t feel conventionally beautiful (but I’m sure you’re absolutely gorgeous), but you know you’re extremely intelligent or funny.
Or maybe you’re not the best at mathematical equations, but you’re great at organization, decluttering and keeping things neat and tidy.
Whatever your superpower is, make a habit of focusing on that, and you’ll have no choice but to have self-confidence.
Final Thoughts On Manifesting Self-Confidence
While perhaps some super confident, charismatic people were lucky enough to just be born that way, many more of us have to work at it.
But guess what? There’s nothing wrong with that!
The journey toward self-improvement and personal growth is one that never ends.
We all start at different places, but we all have a chance at progressing and getting to where we want to be.
If your goal is to boost your self-confidence, I hope these 11 habits give you some ideas and perspective for how to get there, so you can start living a happier, healthier more vibrant life than you ever dreamed possible.
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