Bite size confidence tips

How will this increase my confidence?

Philosopher Will Durant , once said “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”.

It’s not the massive action we take, or the occasional huge ‘goodwill’ gesture. It’s the small things, that when taken individually, mean next-to-nothing. But, carried out every day, they become your catalyst to greatness.

This applies to building your confidence, as much as anything else.

 

Cool, I’m ready to start! How does it work?

To quote Steven R Covey (The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People) “You have to water the flowers you want to grow.”

In other words, You get what you continuously focus on.  So focus on the things you want, not the things you don’t want.

That, in essence is what these short Bite-Size tips are all about.

Over the coming months, I’ll be passing on small bite-size tips, that’ll help improve your life a little bit. Just make sure you do remember to do them often 🙂

confidence tips cup imageI won’t give you anything major to do, and nothing is time consuming, or world changing. Just little things that generally only take anywhere from a few seconds, to maybe a couple of minutes to do. But, doing them can make a world of difference to your general confidence, self-esteem and the way you look at life.

In fact, your action tip today – get yourself a notebook, so you can record every time you complete the exercises. Personally, I keep a record of my daily activities in my Journal.

For me, it’s a great way to build commitment.

It’d also be a good idea to make a note of how each exercise made you feel and anything you think you can improve on next time.

That way, you’re not only taking part, but your learning how your emotions are changing as you get more proficient.

Also, you’ll get used to seeing a chain of completed days and that’ll give you even more motivation to continue!

Now, you might feel some of the tips are too difficult for you at the moment. That’s fine, just continue everyday with the ones you can do. Very soon your confidence will allow you to tackle the more difficult ones easily.

Remember…. baby steps in the beginning, not giant leaps 😉

 

When does all this confidence building start?

A couple times a month, I’ll post with a small action step and short example(s) of what to do. Try if you can, to carry out the action as soon as possible after understanding what you need to do.

Tony Robbins made a great point of reminding everyone that “You should never leave the setting of a goal, without doing something towards its achievement”. So again, it’s best to start as soon as possible and then keep momentum.

If you’d like a few ideas on how you can record your progress, have a look at this post by Christina Karachaliou (Christina77star)

If you’ve got any questions, let me know in the comments. Because if you have a question, it’s guaranteed that someone else has it too 🙂

Of course, if you’d rather, you can always drop me an email.

Steve, who's also the Founder of Teen Anxiety UK, has been writing books and articles about various aspects of Psychology since 2006.

For the last five years, he's main focus has been in helping build confidence and self-esteem.

His formal qualifications include Clinical Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy, NLP and CBT.

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