How do you improve your self confidence?

United States
August 15, 2009 10:11am CST
I know I have a self confidence problem, but am not sure how to improve it. Any suggestions? Thanks :-)
4 responses
@spalladino (17926)
• United States
15 Aug 09
As some others have already mentioned there are resources available to help you build up your self confidence but the key to all of it is self talk and learning how to accept and appreciate the person that you are. Everyone has both good and bad qualities. A confident person focuses more on the positive and less on the negative. This helps you to feel better about yourself and, when you feel good about yourself, you perform better in many situations.
@Wismay (2038)
• India
15 Aug 09
I have created a lens on Squidoo on Self Confidence and Self Esteem. The lens mentions the points through which one can improve self-confidence. There are some To Do list that can be followed. You can visit the page, it is: [http://www.squidoo.com/esteem] Hope that gives you some ideas. Wish you more confidence every day! Regards
@sunny68 (1327)
• India
15 Aug 09
sorry i am not able to get your point. where do you lack confidence? while talking to others, in your job, facing interviews or any particular situation. i am not an expert but i can tell that the first step is to identify the problem. be true to yourself and list down your weaknesses to the smallest points you can, then you can work on improving upon them one small step at a time. in some cases lack of self confidence arises due to lack of knowledge. when you are not sure what you are speaking is wright or wrong. i have heard that one way to improve your self confidence is to read books aloud and also speak in front of the mirror. hope this helps and good luck.
@PSmith721 (287)
• United States
15 Aug 09
I have this same problem. My boss has told me to go to the book store and see if I can get a couple of tapes to listen to to help build my self confience. I haven't tried it yet, but that is how I will go when I do decide to try and build.