Build Self-Confidence - Face Your Fears
You can look at yourself in the
mirror all day long and tell yourself that you
are going to give a great speech on stage, that
you are going to get that new job, or that you
are going to pursue the romantic relationship of
your dreams, hoping that looking into that
mirror will help you to move forward with more
confidence and self-esteem.
But, absent of actually facing
your fears, you will probably find that
self-confidence on the deepest and most
fundamental level continues to elude you.
Realize that fear is often based on unhelpful
or inaccurate interpretation, and the choice to
perceive negative aspects. Avoiding your fears
gives them power. The time has come to face your
fears and reclaim your power. Here is how you
Examine your fears. Get
them out in the open. What is it that scares
you so much? What are the common fears that
affect your daily life? Fear usually comes
down to insecurity and uncertainty. Be
honest with yourself. Acknowledge your
fear. Trying to convince yourself that your
fear is nonexistent is a dishonest and
Educate yourself on your fears.
You need to learn more about what makes you
fearful of these situations. Past
experience is a common source. Many people
hold fear vicariously, having heard someone
speak about a situation, or having seen
something on TV. Educating yourself on what
makes you fearful is vital to your effort to
move past your fear.
Select one fear that you want to dissolve. Disregard
how daunting the fear may be; you will face
it anyway. To select one fear will prevent
you from being overwhelmed, as you might be
if you look at all of your fears at once.
Develop faith in something.
To face fears, you must have faith, which
can take any number of forms; religion, god,
yourself - you have to believe in something.
Faith will give you the courage to face
your fears. You will develop the confidence
that everything will be okay. (and it will!)
Change your outlook.
Remain present and in the moment. Dwelling
in the past or the future will cultivate
more fear and the circumstances that support
fear. Every moment offers the opportunity
to choose a positive or negative
perspective; choose to align yourself with
Go on and do the thing that scares you most. Get
on that airplane, rush out on the stage, go
to that dinner party alone, ask for the
promotion you deserve. You will feel
strong, empowered, and fearless. Remember
to celebrate and reward yourself for your
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