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One of the most important qualities you need to achieve your goals in business and life is leaning how to build confidence.  Improving your confidence increases your personal value and boosts your feelings of self-esteem, self-worth and self-respect.

Building confidence is like going to the gym.  If you focus on improving your confidence every day, your confidence and self-esteem will grow. 

By engaging in positive habits and developing a growth mindset, you will feel more confident about who you are and what you can achieve in the future.  When you focus on your strengths and achievements you build confidence and want to work on improving those capabilities daily.

Confidence is built on accomplishment.  When you accomplish something important to you each day, your confidence improves.  To improve your confidence put yourself in a position where you can maximise your skills and do what makes you happy.

If you want to learn how to build confidence, here are 7 confidence tips that will help you improve your confidence. 

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7 tips to build your confidence 

Here are 7 ways you can improve your confidence. 

1. Celebrate achievements 

Confidence is about accomplishing things that are important to you.  When you get better at something that is important to you, your confidence improves.

To build confidence it’s important to celebrate achievements to improve your feelings of self-esteem and self-worth.  When you achieve something, you feel confident.

If you achieve something daily, your confidence level grows.  To improve your confidence get clear on what you want to achieve each day, take action on achieving those results, and celebrate your achievements at the end of the day.

Do this consistently and you will improve your confidence. Set yourself up to achieve each day with my guide to effective daily planning

2. Know your strengths 

Confidence is built on expanding your strengths, rather than improving weaknesses. To build confidence it’s important to know your strengths so you can spend more time using them to help you reach your goals.

To get clear on your strengths, write down everything you’re really good at and you love doing.  You can also ask other people you trust to tell you what they think your biggest strengths are.

From your list, identify your three biggest strengths.  These should be capabilities that give you the most confidence.  Look to expand the time you spend using your biggest strengths. 

Using your biggest strengths more and more will build your confidence and self-esteem.  Achieving bigger and better results each day, will improve your confidence further. 

3. Get clear on your purpose 

Learn how to gain confidence by discovering your purpose.  We gain a higher levels of self-esteem and confidence when we know where we’re going and feel like we have the skills to get there.

Having a clear vision of who you want to be in the future builds confidence, clarity and capability. If you have no clear direction or purpose in life it’s easy to lose confidence.

Having a clear purpose in life encourages and motivates us to take action to reach those goals.  A purpose gives us the belief that if we use our capabilities in the right way, we can achieve the things that are important to us. 

4. Set goals 

We build confidence when we set goals and make progress towards goal achievement.  If you want to improve your confidence set goals that define who you want to become in the future.

With goals, you can track your progress towards achieving your goals.  Making progress towards your goals builds confidence and motivation.  Building self-confidence each day happens when you achieve the specific outcomes you’ve set out to achieve.

Goals provides the framework to build confidence and self-esteem as you can tangibly see the progress you’re making.

Read my step by step guide on how to set goals and achieve them.

5. Have a gratitude mindset 

Gratitude increases self-esteem and builds confidence.  People who are grateful and thankful have higher levels of self-esteem and confidence.  Gratitude changes how you think about yourself and ensures you focus on the positive, rather than the negative.

People who experience more gratitude experience feelings of abundance, rather than scarcity.  When you feel more gratitude for what you have, you feel more confident and are less likely to compare yourself to others.

Read my step by step guide for developing a gratitude mindset.

6. Practice positive thinking 

Creating a positive mindset will improve your confidence and increase your self-esteem.  When you are kind to yourself and practice positive thinking you are more aware of your thoughts.

You choose to stop negative language and choose to focus on the positives in any situation.  If you want to build confidence ensure you start and end each day listing your achievements.  

You can use positive affirmations to speak to yourself positively to control any negative inner dialogue.  When you practice positive thinking you focus on gratitude and abundance.  

Thinking, and speaking, positively about yourself each day builds confidence and helps you believe in yourself.

7. Take action

Confidence is built on accomplishments and achievements.  If you want to build confidence it’s essential to take action on the things that are most important to you.

Inaction and procrastination can lead to low self-esteem and confidence.  Highly confident people take action even though they may be fearful or feel they’re not ready.

Boost your confidence by doing more of what you’re great at or by trying something new, even if you’re fearful.  Confidence grows by taking action and making progress.

Summing up

In this article I’ve shared simple and effective techniques and advice on how to boost your self-confidence.  You build your confidence and build a strong sense of self-esteem by having a clear purpose in life, setting goals and making progress towards your goals.

You can improve your confidence by knowing your values, accepting your emotions and by practising positive thinking.  When you know your strengths and choose to spend more time using them, you can build confidence and self-esteem quickly.

Now I’d like to hear from you.

What’s your best tip for building confidence? 

How do you train yourself to think positively? 

Let me know by leaving a comment.

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About the author

Mark Pettit is a time management coach and accountability coach based in Colchester, Essex, UK.  He is the Founder of time management coaching company Lucemi Consulting.

Mark provides time management coaching programs and accountability coaching programs to entrepreneurs and leaders in London, Essex, Suffolk, East Anglia and across the UK, US and Canada.

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