Many of us have goals and dreams we envision for our lives, but without self-confidence, we’ll get nowhere with them. Building up your confidence will give you the motivation you need to achieve everything you want out of life.
Here are three exercises you can do each day to gain the self-confidence you need.
Start a Journal
A confidence-boosting journal should contain positive things you accomplished that day. Most people accomplish a lot of little things in the span of 24 hours, but don’t really think of them as achievements.
By putting them in a journal each day, you see how they build up over the weeks, months, and years. You might start with the simple things – like one way you paid a random act of kindness to a stranger or three things you did that helped further your career.
It can be something as simple as holding the door open for a someone or reading a book about saving for retirement. As you look back on your entries of positive accomplishments, it will give you motivation to achieve even more.
List your Goals in Baby Steps
Instead of setting a goal to accomplish the whole thing at once, try breaking it down in tiny steps that you can meet each day. Each time you get to cross off the little steps, you gain more confidence and will be empowered to take the next step, and the next step, until you’ve achieved the goal.
If your goal is to save money for a vacation, you can plan tiny steps like placing £5 in a savings jar each day. You’ll feel good knowing you’ve been saving rather than waiting until you suddenly need to have £1,000 falling into your lap for your upcoming holiday.
Read Inspirational Quotes
Search the Internet or purchase a book with lots of inspirational quotes on confidence or self-esteem. Read one of the quotes daily and see if you can apply it to your life throughout the day.
You can add it to your journal entry. At the end of the day, you can journal it as one more positive thing you accomplished.
Which of these things are you going to try this week?
Hey Stacey, great inspiration here for me , reminded me about my journal, whew!!! did a lot, accomplished a lot, shouldn’t be so hard on myself, focus is definitely getting better, thanks!
Hello Stacy, what a great confidence booster your article was for me. Will definitely refer a link back to it for my readers in a blog update. Much love and keep up the great work!!
Nicely expressed, Stacey. This week I’m going to keep a journal of my accomplishments.
Great tips. Breaking your goals down is a huge help in attaining them!
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