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Do you lack self-esteem? Do you want to know how to build self-confidence quickly and almost automatically? Most people believe self-esteem and self-confidence are much harder to develop than they actually are. I used to be one of them. Yet growing in self-confidence simply requires building the right actions into your life. Here are three steps you can take today to start building the right actions into your life and growing in your self-worth immediately.
How to Build Self-Confidence in 3 Simple Steps
Yeah, you know exercise is good for you. You’ve heard you need to walk 10,000 steps a day to be healthy. Plus, there’s that endorphin thingy that occurs when you exercise. Yada, yada, yada.
But did you realize your brain and body see exercises as good stress? As your heart rate increases, your brain engages in fight-or-flight mode. To protect you from this stress, you body releases a protein called BDFN (Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor). Bottom line, BDFN is what allows you to gain clarity, happiness, and self-confidence after exercising. You can read more about how exercise makes your brain happier, but the key takeaway is that feeling more self-confidence is only an exercise away!
There are lots of ways to invest in yourself including exercise (mentioned above), nutrition, meditation, hanging out with positive friends, attending a good church, and more. Yet when it comes to building self-confidence, investing in opportunities to build new skills is one of the best action you can take. Read books. Listen to podcasts. Hire a coach. Attend a conference. Invest in yourself by finding others who are doing what you want to do and learn from them. Developing just one new skill a year will do wonders for your self-image and self-confidence.
People who lack self-confidence grasp for themselves instead of give to others. Wondering how to build self-confidence quickly? Stop grabbing and hoarding. Intentionally look for ways to give of yourself every day. Serve your spouse. Give your time to your children. Smile at a stranger. Show dignity to a flustered cashier. Tithe. Genuinely serve customers. Give to prospective clients whether they hire you or not. It’s better to give than to receive not only because you make the world a better place, but because you make yourself a better person for the world.
Question: What has helped you build your self-confidence?