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    10 Easy ways to Build Up Self Confidence

    Self confidence is the most imperative thing any individual requires either at the start of his professional career or through his pursuit to nurture it. There is no myth about "First impression is the last impression". Is your mind clouded with questions like, How do I look like to other people? What others think about me?
    People and their perceptions are the realities that every human faces every day and every minute of his/her life. Remember, at the same time your own perception about yourself reflects how others perceive you. Perception is like veracity — the more self confident you are, the more are chances of your success.
    Self confidence is the difference between feeling inexorable and feeling anxious about your intellect. Sometimes we observe that wonderfully gifted personals have not harnessed the best out of them because of their internal fears. Even though many aspects regarding self confidence are out of your control, but you can consciously adopt a number of things to build self confidence.
    Use the following strategies to get the mental edge you need to reach your prospective.
    1. Look Presentable: Dress Sharp
    First impression is the last impression is the down line. No matter how intelligent you are if you dress up lousily people lose interest in you. The moment your dress affects the way a person feels about himself. For example the morning you know you don't look good the feeling reflects in the way you carry yourself around all day. This also affects your interaction with other people. So be conscious about yourself and take care of your personal appearance to build up a good confidence level. Significant improvements can be made by following some simple routine:
    • Bath and shave frequently
    • Wear clean clothes
    • Be cognizant of latest styles
    • A great rule to follow is "spend twice as much, buy half as much". Rather than buying a bunch of cheap clothes buy half as many. Select high quality items. This will decrease your spending because expensive clothes have good quality so they do not wear out quickly and stay in style for long
    2. Flowing the Energy the right way : Walk Fast
    The next important thing is your how you carry yourself. Or how brisk and firm are you? People with confidence walk brisk so adopt this habit. Walking faster will make to you look and feel more important. This will keep you more alert physically and will double the energy level. Even if you are not in a hurry for a meeting or to catch a flight, you can increase your self confidence by putting some pep in your step.
    3. Enhancing yourself with: Good Posture
    The way a person carries him/herself tells a story. By practicing good posture, you will automatically feel confident. Stand up straight, keep your head up, and make eye contact People with slumped shoulders and lazy movements display a lack of interest and self confidence. They give the impression of being less enthusiastic and dull which in turn implies that they do not care about what is happening around and in their lives.
    4. Personal Motivation
    One of the best ways to build confidence is listening to a motivational speech. Write a 30-60 second speech which highlights your strengths and goals. Then recite it in front of the mirror aloud or inside your head for boosting your own confidence.
    5. The Feeling of Gratitude
    Your mind is like a machine which is needed to be controlled by you. When you focus too much on what you want your mind creates reasons why you cannot have it. This leads you to dwell on your weaknesses. Consciously focus on gratitude for what you are. Set aside time each day to mentally list everything you have to be grateful for. Do not let negativity invade your mind. Exclusive abilities, good relationships, and positive momentum are simple practices will amaze you and bring closer to success.
    6. Become a Positive and Optimistic by complimenting other people
    Get into the habit of praising people. It is observed that a negative person often transfers his/her negative feelings to others either by insult or gossip. Refuse to engage in backstabbing gossip and make an effort to compliment those around you. This will make you acceptable and well liked among your peers and colleagues which will build your self confidence. As by looking for the best in others, you indirectly bring out the best in yourself.
    7. Avoid being an escapist: Sit in the front row
    Around the world we see people striving to seat themselves at the back rows may it be schools, offices or public assemblies? Most people prefer the back seat because they are afraid of being noticed. This reflects lack of self confidence.. Sit in the front row, you can get over this irrational fear and build your self confidence. You will also be more visible to the important people talking from the front of the room.
    8. Transform from an Introvert to an Extrovert: Speak up
    During group discussions many people never speak up because they are afraid that people will judge them for saying something stupid. This fear is not really justified. Generally, people are much more accepting than we imagine. In fact most people are dealing with the exact same fears. By making an effort to speak up at least once in every group discussion you will become a better public speaker. You will instill more confidence in your thoughts and will be recognized as a leader by your peers.
    9. Healthy mind dwells in a healthy body: Work out
    Physical fitness has a huge effect on self confidence. If you are out of shape you will feel insecure, unattractive and less energetic. Start working out, this will improve your physical appearance; make you feel fresh. Working out not only makes you feel better, it creates positive momentum upon which you can build the rest of your day.
    10. Focus on contribution
    Many a times we get caught up in our own personal desires. We focus more on ourselves and neglect the needs of other people. Concentrate on contributing to the rest of the world you will worry less about you own flaws. You can start with a small charity. This will increase your self confidence and allow you to contribute with maximum efficiency. The more you contribute to the world the more you will be rewarded with personal success and recognition.
    Be Confident!!!
  • #634533
    I feel if you post this in "article section", you will be getting benefited with better points and will earn CC too. Also, in forum short contents get attracted easily, every people may not find it interesting to read such big contents here in forum.

    Think of it.

  • #634535
    Thank you for the suggestion, but probably I still have to understand the article posting system on ISC. I have posted two articles in last three days but have not been able to understand their status. I shall be happy if you could simplify the process for me further,

  • #634540
    Your two of the articles I could find and both are yet to review by the concerned Editor. Please be patient, at least it take some day to get an article approved by the editor team. Also, please look into "HTML" tag in one of your article.

    You better post all three articles link in your response here, I am sure the Editor will sure help you out.

  • #634542
    If you have a lot of material as you have posted in this thread then article is a better choice. Forum section is for crisp paragraphs attracting the members to discuss the issue in precise ways. Small responses by many members make a forum vibrant.

    Articles are reviewed by the editors and it takes time in their approval so you have to wait a fortnight before you know the fate of tour article. If your article is poor in content and grammar the editor will give you chance to correct it and submit. If the article is on a very common subject editors may not accept it as it is a replica of already existing huge number of articles. So you can proceed ahead keeping these thing in mind. All the best.

    Knowledge is power.

  • #634549
    A good material suitable to be published as an article in ISC article section with a few modifications as per the guidelines given. I advise the author to go to the following link and read the details. It will give a fair idea of rules. Accordingly, you can make the information modified and submit for approval. The Editors will go through the article and if they feel any modifications are required they may suggest or they accept for publications. I advise the author to try that. I wish her all the best.
    India Study Channel Article Section Posting Guidelines

    always confident

  • #634560
    Again another lengthy content which must be loaded to article section. Hence forth make sure you will raise only important topics for discussion and rest of the detailed contents must be given in article section only.
    K Mohan
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

  • #634639
    An excellent write up that needs much more than 5 points. Please check if there are similar articles already in ISC. then you can modify it accordingly and submit as an article. It takes time for the article to be considered, modifications to be suggested and made, but the reach and remuneration would be worth the time.

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