Negativity creates fear and low self-esteem. And from this, it narrows your perception and thought process. Consequently, it causes you to struggle emotionally, destroying your confidence. However, on the other hand, confidence is the door to making the impossible possible. It changes how you think to bring a positive light to negative dark situations and encounters.
Confidence is the self-assurance that emerges from your perception. Because how you think creates how you feel. And how you feel ramifies to happiness or negativity. And herein lies the essentiality of positive thinking. Positive thinking dismantles fear and cuts the anchor of negativity that drags down confidence.
Here are eight ways to help you think more positively and boost your confidence.
Thinking positively changes your perception. It reverses your reaction to how you experience situations. For example, you start to view negativity with a more positive perspective. And this produces a more optimistic approach so you can feel more confident. Your attitude inspires, motivates, and energizes a whole new outlook. In contrast, thinking negatively has no resolution. Instead, it leads to complaining and being more negative, producing worry and fear.
Failure is Success
Failure is a signal, the chance to improve yourself. Failure is often the equation that
holds the answers to excel. Don’t hide it. Face it and think about how you can improve because that is how confidence, being positive, honest, compassionate, and sincere begin.
Unfortunately, you live in a culture where the perception of failure is not an option and is embarrassing. So therefore, you try to avoid it. Everyone wants to talk about their accomplishments. But in contrast, how many famous people have you ever read about who nailed success on the first try? None. Failure is the crossroad to success. Taking it will boost your confidence, be positive, and help you achieve success more quickly.
If you see failure as a failure, you will lose and leak confidence through fear.
Get Away from Social Media
Getting away from social media is essential. Social media represents false impressions and perceptions. People will often post things that are just 1% percent positive out of the 99% of things happing in their life. In retrospect, their life is not the best because sharing just the good times is easy. The grass is often not so green because you cannot see the other side of the fence.
Getting away from social media can help you reconnect with your true thoughts, emotions, attitudes, and positive ways of thinking. Don’t surround yourself with false impressions because they destroy your outlook and confidence to succeed.
Stay Fit and Exercise
Exercise is probably the best thing you can do to build your confidence. After a workout, you feel good, happy, and confident. Feeling this way every day produces the positive thoughts, feelings, and emotions that construct your life and habits. When it becomes a habit, you become it.
Be Honest with Yourself
Being honest with yourself can be painful and challenging, but it is necessary. So learn to be comfortable with being uncomfortable. Not being honest with yourself will not reflect the truth. And that will compensate for your path of progress. How can you progress if you are not using your true strengths and accepting your weaknesses? When you are honest with yourself, you see and realize another side of you that was buried in the sand. Honesty changes your perception and improves confidence because you don’t need to hide or suppress your feelings and thoughts.
Don’t Compare Yourself
Comparing yourself will not increase or produce your confidence. When your compare yourself, it creates negative feelings and emotions like jealousy. And that will diminish how you feel about yourself. So, don’t compare yourself to other people’s thoughts, opinions, and feelings about you. You construct your values on what you want and believe, not the notion of others. Building confidence builds more confidence.
Surround Yourself with Positive People
Like planting seeds in the ground, they will only grow if the soil is nutritious. You are a seed surrounded by your environment. Think about how your environment and your friends make you feel. Do they lift you up to be positive and grow? Or are they negative and bring you down? The people you spend time with within your environment influence you consciously and unconsciously, which constructs a value system. Think about it. You have a friend who always is complaining and negative. That affects your feelings, emotions, ideas, and perception daily. So it would be best if you reversed it.
Focus on your sensitivity and be mindful and aware of how others make you feel. If their company is negative and heavy, then think about distancing, not forgetting them. Or, it can be an excellent time to practice positive thinking and apply it to them. However, find encouraging people who lift and inspire you to think and do well and feel good about yourself. Confidence and optimism are interconnected.
Set Up a Goal
One small accomplishment today leads to confidence to take more significant steps tomorrow. For example, did you know that just making your bed each morning is a small goal that leads to boosting confidence? Many studies show that those who make their beds every morning are more confident, adventurous, and sociable. The goal does not need to be super difficult. It can be simply changing one thing you need to do every day. It gets the confidence ball rolling, and you start to believe in yourself.
Surviving by the ego creates an undue sense of self that wanders toward negativity. An exaggerated perception of life takes a narrow approach leading to arrogance, judgment, and inflated superficial opinions.
On the other hand, being positive and confident helps you listen and hear your inner voice, where the true meaning of your emotions are located. Being negative keeps you in a superficial position, never experiencing the true depth of your feelings and wisdom. Confidence allows you to explore and experience who you really are without prejudice and the thought of failure tainting your curiosity.
Confidence is that underlying hidden aspect to enhance and boost your performance in sports and life.