Your level of self-confidence can show in many ways: your behavior,
your body language, how you speak, what you say, and so on. Look at
the following comparisons of common confident behavior with behavior
associated with low self-confidence. Which thoughts or actions do
you recognize in yourself and people around you?
Doing what you believe to be right, even if others mock
or criticize you for it.
Governing your behavior based on what other people
Being willing to take risks and go the extra mile to
achieve better things.
Staying in your comfort zone, fearing failure and so
avoid taking risks.
Admitting your mistakes, and learning from them.
Working hard to cover up mistakes and hoping that you
can fix the problem before anyone notices.
Waiting for others to congratulate you on your
Extolling your own virtues as often as possible to as
many people as possible.
Accepting compliments graciously. "Thanks, I really
worked hard on that prospectus. I'm pleased you
recognize my efforts."
Dismissing compliments offhandedly. "Oh that prospectus
was nothing really, anyone could have done it."
As you can see from these examples, low
self-confidence can be self-destructive, and it often manifests
itself as negativity. Self-confident people are generally more
positive - they believe in themselves and their abilities, and they
also believe in living life to the full.
NLP helps you to bring confidence through identification of
Look at What You've Already Achieved
Preparing for Your Journey
Think About Your Strengths
Think About What's Important to You, and Where you Want to Go
Start Managing Your Mind
Then Commit Yourself to Success!
Be thankful for what you have.
Accept compliments gracefully.
Recognize your insecurities. What does that voice in the back
of your mind say? What makes you uncomfortable or ashamed of
yourself? This could be anything from acne, to regrets, friends at
school or a past traumatic or negative experience. Whatever is
making you feel unworthy, ashamed, or inferior, identify it, give it
a name, and write it down. You can also tear these written pieces to
start feeling positive on those points.