3 Steps to Total Body Confidence


April 28, 2019 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Socialize



What is Confidence?

Usually when we were faced with a big challenge and for whatever reasons, potential failure just lurks out from every corner that simply pulls us down. Maybe you’ve heard the phrase; Try to be more confident! But sometimes it makes us wonder, if it’s really that easy.

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In utter words, confidence is to take a belief that you are valuable, worthwhile and capable. This is also known as self-esteem. Then you have to add in the optimism that comes when you are certain of your abilities. And lastly empower it with a courageous act to face a challenge head-on. What Confidence does is, it will turn thoughts into action.

You might be asking: where does confidence even come from?

Perhaps you’re born with such genes which will impact things like the balance of neuro chemicals in your brain relating to how you're treated in your life. This includes the social pressures in and around your environment where you might have the control over the choices you make, the risks you take and how you think about and respond to challenges and setbacks. It is actually the personal choices we make which certainly plays a major role in confidence development. So by keeping in mind the 3 Practical STEPS below, we do actually have the power to cultivate our own confidence.

STEP 1: The quick fix

There are a few tricks that can give you an immediate confidence boost in the short-term. You have to picture your success when you’re beginning a difficult task. This can be done simply by listening to music with deep bass because this can promote the feeling of power in you. Strike a powerful pose in front of a mirror and re-visualize yourself with eagerness to achieve what you want.

step 2: the long-term change

You have to consider the way you think about your abilities and talents. Do you think they are fixed at birth or that they can be developed like a muscle? These beliefs matter because they can influence how you act when you’re faced with setbacks. If you have a fixed mindset meaning that you think your talents are locked in place, you might give up assuming you’ve discovered something you’re not very good at. But if you have a growth mindset and think your abilities can improve a challenge, this is an opportunity to learn and grow. This is true because neuroscience supports the growth mindset. The connections in your brain do get stronger and grow with study and practice. It also turns out on average; people who have a growth mindset are more successful at getting better grades and doing better in the face of challenges.

Step 3: practice failure

You have to face the dilemmas that you’re going to fail sometimes. Everyone does. J.K. Rowling was rejected by 12 different publishers before one picked up Harry Potter. The Wright brothers too had many failed attempts at flight before finally flying and designing their first world successful airplane. Studies show that those who fail regularly on keep trying anyway, are better equipped to respond to challenges and setbacks in a constructive way. They learn how to try different strategies, ask others for advise and persevere.  So let’s think of a challenge you want to take on. Realize that it’s not going to be easy except that you’ll make mistakes and be kind to yourself. When you do give yourself a pep talk, stand up and go for it. The excitement you’ll feel knowing that whatever the result is, you’ll have gained greater knowledge and understanding.

THAt's what confidence is all about

To get you started in the process, have a go at watching these movies: The Arctic and In the Pursuit of Happyness. It has the values of courage to Practice Failure.

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