Six Scientifically-Proven Ways to Improve Your Confidence
Do you feel you could achieve so much more in your life if only you had more self-confidence? Still most of us aren’t born with limitless self-confidence. With all of the challenges we are facing in today’s world, self-confidence is something we all need to learn how to build-up. In so many cases, the person who has self-confidence can be equally successful (if not more) as a person with amazing skills.
Are self-doubt and a lack of self-confidence holding you back?
Luckily, there are research-based strategies that will help you get to the root of the thinking patterns that undermine you. In this episode, Dr. Patricia Thompson provides tips to get you well on your way to a more positive view of yourself. These strategies will help you change your thinking and allow you to share your talents with the world.
- Start observing how you talk to yourself and challenge it.
- Talk to yourself like you talk to a close friend. When you talk to yourself, do it in the third-person.
- Watch out for catastrophizing. In reality, we tend to be more resilient than we often give ourselves credit for.
- Try Amy Cuddy’s power posing.
- Look for humanity in other people. Realize that we are all just people, with various quirks and insecurities.
- Make your success a daily activity.
- TED Talk: Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are by Amy Cuddy – Social psychologist Amy Cuddy argues that “power posing” can boost feelings of confidence, and might have an impact on our chances for success.
- Need help in getting in touch with your thought process? Join our online mindfulness course for busy executives who want to be better leaders and more productive at work.