- Don't put yourself down. Everyone is different and has a valuable contribution to make to a diverse society. You are important for the person you are.
- Don't stop yourself from doing what you want to do as long as it doesn't harm you or others.
- Remember that there is a fine line between confidence and arrogance. Be careful not to portray a pompous or cocky attitude.
- Never excuse your virtues. For example, don't say, "Sorry for being here on time" when your friend is not ready.
- A lot of the time, peer pressure is to blame for lack of confidence. Some peer pressure is good, but never give in if you feel it's wrong. Trust yourself.
- Sometimes a person will compliment you just to get something. Depending on the situation/person, the "something" can be anything from money to a night out. Don't be a cynic, but don't be gullible. (Trust in your instincts. They are usually right!)
- Never let negative people, ones who always cry about everything in their lives or those who point smallest flaws in you with intention to hurt you, tell you anything. Most people do this when they know that you are better than them.
- Don't expect these steps to work overnight. Confidence must gradually be developed by a pattern of positive thinking and action; it can't be faked. (Unless your ENTJ, then it can be faked, but only for a short period of time.)
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Posted by Manish Salaria at 2:38 AM