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Boost Your Confidence to Be a Success

build up self-confidence | BIGG SuccessIf you want to reach the heights of your career, you have to build confidence.

You develop confidence, or lack thereof, from childhood on. Every experience builds upon the next.

Today, we thought we’d share some links to posts on boosting your confidence to reach BIGG success.

Want to be more attractive?

People are attracted to confident people. So if you want to be a leader, you have to exude confidence. We found a great article by John Wesley on the Pick Your Brain site. He offers ten tips to build your confidence. We loved it!

Confidence killers

We found a great resource from the greatest school on the planet – the University of Illinois. Okay, we’ll admit our bias on that one! If you don’t read the whole thing, at least check out the self-defeating thought patterns.

Get to the top of your game

Confidence makes all the difference in reaching BIGG success. It’s one of the secrets of peak performers! In this post, we share ten ways to be more confident so you get to the top of your game.

The confidence game

Many people hear a little voice inside their head when they move on to bigger and better things. It can paralyze you. We share some advice on how to get past self-doubt.

Self-confidence worksheet

We created a worksheet to help you build up self-confidence. It’s in question-and-answer and fill-in-the-blank format. So it’s easy to work through but generate to get you thinking about how awesome you are.

Learn how to build upon your success and defeat destructive thought patterns so you can win the game you choose to play! That’s BIGG success!

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10 Ways to Be More Confident

boost your confidence | BIGG SuccessWhat’s the difference between people who reach BIGG success and those who don’t? There are many with confidence being one of them.

Peak performers in any field maintain a high degree of self-confidence. So today we want to share 10 techniques to get you to the top of your game.

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Practice consistently

You’ll feel more confident when you feel ready. You’ll never feel ready if you don’t put in the work.

Practice. Practice. Practice.

Peak performers go through their routines effortlessly, without thinking. The only way they get to that point is by going through the process again and again. It’s how you master your craft and perform with confidence.

2. Squelch doubt

As humans, we tend to focus on what we can’t do instead of what we can do.

As a winner, you’ll squelch those feelings of doubt so you can focus on your strengths to finish the task at hand.

3. Watch your labels

When you experience defeat, how do you label it? Do you think of it as a failure or a setback?

Many people tell themselves that they lack the ability needed to reach BIGG success. Nobody else has to count them out; they do it to themselves.

But you’re a winner. When you experience defeat, you won’t label it as a failure. Most importantly, you won’t ever allow yourself to feel defeated.

No, you’ll double down. You’ll work even harder to reach your goal the next time out.

You will constantly look for ways to improve your performance through preparation, concentration, skill, and execution.

4. Play to win

Many people play to NOT lose. They focus on the negative. They react.

But you’re a peak performer. So you’ll play to win. You’ll take control of the situation. And you won’t be afraid to take chances.

5. Manage emotions

People who lack confidence have a tough time dealing with adversity. It feels like a validation of their inferiority.

They may get upset. It often leads to anger. At some point, they feel depressed. It can lead to a pessimistic outlook.

But you’re a winner. You know you’ll be a BIGG success.

So you can keep your emotions in check. You won’t give up. You’ll focus on finding a way to overcome every adversity.

6. Remember past successes

Many people dwell on past disappointments. It’s their excuse for not trying again. It’s one of the things that keep them stuck.

But you’re a BIGG winner. You’ll recall past successes to bring more successes your way.

You won’t get stuck in the past. But you will remind yourself of the joy and elation you felt when you won.

You’ll use this feeling to provide fuel to win again.

7. Recognize BIGG success daily

You’re a winner. So you’ll break your BIGG goals down into meaningful milestones.

Then you’ll spend your days on those few things that will help you get to that next milestone. And you’ll celebrate at the end of the day.

You were a BIGG success today. Because you moved forward on your journey to your destiny.

8. Success networks

You’re a winner. So you’ll reach out for help to get to where you want to go.

You will look for people who have already done what you want to do and learn from them.

9. Success talk

As a winner, you’ll monitor your own talk. You’ll say things like “I can” and “I will”.

You won’t speak more harshly to yourself than you would to your best friend or loved one.

You won’t allow words that are negative or downgrading into your head. Your self-talk will be both instructional and inspiring.

10. Look successful

You’re a BIGG winner. So you’ll look the part.

You’ll stand up straight. You’ll walk with a bounce in your step. You’ll keep a smile on your face.

Act confident and you’ll feel confident. It leads to BIGG success!

What makes you feel confident?

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Strategies for Becoming More Confident

By Bigg Success Staff
09-11-08

Life Skills

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The difference between those who are successful and those who succeed bigg is confidence. Elite athletes and those who are peak performers in their career have high self-confidence.

Here are some of the techniques they use to be at the top of their game:

Practice Consistently

The only way to be ready to "step up" is to put in the work. When the game is on the line, the Yankees are always happy to see Derek Jeter at the plate. When the pressure is on, Derek shines. Experience, along with countless hours of practice, allows us to master our craft and perform confidently.

Disregard Doubt

If we focus on what we can do, rather than what we cannot do, we can overcome self-doubt. Where is the benefit of worrying about the unknown? Winners push down feelings of doubt, by focusing what they know they can do to finish the task at hand.

Try Harder

If we label a defeat as a "failure", we are telling ourselves we lack ability and count ourselves out. Confident people never admit to defeat or feel defeated. They just try harder to achieve their goal next time. They look for ways to improve their effort through preparation, concentration, skill execution, or other factors.

Play to Win

When we play not to lose, our focus is negative and reactive. When we play to win, we aren't afraid to take chances and take control.

Manage Emotions

When we face adversity without confidence, we tend to get angry, upset, depressed, or pessimistic. When things don't go our way and we are confident, we don't get emotional, we don't give up, and we find a way to overcome the situation.

Success Breeds Confidence

Bring more success your way, by recalling your past successes. Remember your accomplishments and that feeling of success. Remind yourself that you can do it!

Find Success

Confident people recognize their accomplishments on a consistent basis. They set small achievable goals along with bigg ones. They structure success into their daily lives by setting and accomplishing meaningful, attainable goals.

Success Networks

Confident people reach out for help to get to where they want to be. If you want to learn how to do something, find someone who is successfully doing it and learn from them.

Success Talk

Confident people say the words "I can" and "I will".  Their self talk is never doubting and negative, but rather instructional and motivational.

Look Successful

Act confident to feel confident, even if things aren't going your way. Confident people always stand up straight, walk with a bounce in their step, and keep a smile on their face. Acting confident helps you feel confident which makes you look confident. 

*Improve your self-confidence by identifying your abilities and positive attributes. Complete the Finding Your Self-Confidence worksheet.

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