16 Ways to Build Self-Confidence (Part 2)
Tough Decisions that WILL Transform Your Life
Here are 8 more confidence building decisions. If you didn’t read part one, where I discuss the first 8 of these 16 actions, you can access it here.
“Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing.” – Theodore Roosevelt
16 Confidence Building Decisions
Decision #9: Take a Break from Work
It takes faith for me to take a full or half day off, but when I do, it helps me. Stepping away from work helps you understand what’s really important. It motivates you to be more efficient while working as well.
Decision #10: Create a Vision
Create in your mind a clear picture of what you want your life to be like ideally 10 or 20 years from now. Spend your free time reflecting on this vision and live today as if it were your reality. Here’s an article and worksheet that can help.
Decision #11: Go to Acceptance
This is key to unlocking the joy of today. Acceptance of yourself, others, your past, and your current circumstances, gives you a foundation to build upon. You may need to say the serenity prayer over and over again.
“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference.” – Reinhold Niebuhr
Decision #12: Explore Your Options
You have options! You’re not trapped! Look into new career options, new hobbies, new social activities. You can still be a loyal and committed person while keeping your heart open to new opportunities.
Decision#13: Create a Life Plan
I’ve had 3 different life coaches. They’ve all helped me clarify my life plan, which I call a Legacy Plan, and challenged me to go further than I thought possible. My clients create their own Legacy Plan through Decide Your Legacy’s 12 session coaching process.
“Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.” ― Lao Tzu
Decision #14: Live in The Now
Don’t dwell on your past mistakes and failures. Don’t worry about your future. All you really have is today. Focus on making the most of each moment you have. Live today like it could be your last day on earth, because it could be.
Decision #15: Improve Your Social Skills
Do something every day to get better socially. Gain skill in dealing with people and your confidence will grow. Read and apply the information from books like How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie and Skill With People by Les Giblin.
Decision #16: Be Generous
Give away your time and resources to mentor and support others. DO THIS ANONYMOUSLY! Your motivation should not be to fix people, but rather to inspire them to grasp and reach their potential.
Question: Is you confidence growing or shrinking? Which of these 16 decisions could most help you thrive?