Self-belief is not a static quality; rather, it is a state of mind that requires considerable effort to maintain itself when things get difficult. It must be learned, practiced and mastered just like any other skill. But, once it is dominated, it offers an extremely positive change.
Check Your Stance: First Step Of Self Belief
If you demonstrate security and believe in the role you aspire to achieve, you will not only feel in control: people will also have much more self-belief.
Hold your head up, sit straight, gently roll your shoulders back to align your spine and look directly at the other person when interacting. Give a firm handshake and maintain eye contact when someone speaks to you.
Dress For The Occasion
When you look better, you feel better. If you choose clothes and accessories that fit you well, they adapt to your industry and lifestyle and make you feel good, your self-esteem rises automatically. Do not fear that your personality stands out with the accessories you choose. A piece of jewelry or a colorful bow could start a good conversation.
The next time you listen to your favorite speaker, discuss the way he delivers a speech. A great speaker speaks with confidence, in a rhythmic and constant tone. Instead of using crutches like “eh” and “mmm” that interrupt the flow, use pauses to emphasize ideas.
Adopt an assertive, but not aggressive, way of speaking that is an indicator of your safety. You will feel how your self-esteem begins to rise. People will listen to you more carefully when they see the leader radiating from within you.
Think And Act Optimistically
It is the law of karma: positive energy leads to positive results. Always look for the good side of things, avoid negative comments (more if they want to leave you), because all they do is make you feel less safe and keep others away. Smile, laugh and surround yourself with happy and positive people. You will feel better and the people you work with will enjoy being with you.
Keep a gratitude journal to remember the pleasant moments of your day, as well as your achievements. You will develop more peace and self-belief when you stay in a grateful mood.
Adopt Measures For Self Belief
Having self-belief goes beyond how you dress and present: you must act as such. Approach a complete stranger in a networking event, or accept a project that you would normally reject. Practice showing yourself safe and soon you will feel like in your own skin.
Lack of action breeds doubts and fear, while action generates trust and courage. As an exercise, write down your strengths and weaknesses. Most people will tell you to work on your weaknesses, but instead use what you have and take advantage of your strengths. Once you put more energy into your positive traits, your self-belief will begin to shine on its own.