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One of the major things which pull back a person before he/she thinks of doing something big is low self-confidence. Despite having the skills and talent in them to achieve heights, they are unsuccessful due to their confidence issues. The fear of becoming a joke in front of 20 people stops us from doing a lot of things in life, and this fear leads to the lack in self-confidence. For a person to grow in life, one needs to win the battle with “self”. We need to have belief in us, which we can achieve a certain thing. But as we say, easier said than done. People around you may advise on how to boost self-confidence but for the person who has experienced knows the best.

However, there is always a scope of improvement in life. One should try their best in boosting their confidence level. Let’s talk about some tips on “how to boost self-confidence”.

10 tips on how to boost self-confidence:

1. Grooming

This is one of the best tips to give someone on being asked the question- how to boost self-confidence. Being presentable and courteous in front of someone makes a great impression. If our impression is good, then we are not scared of being judged by people. And hence, we confidently conduct ourselves and our actions.

2. Always think positive

Success never comes on a plate. While working on something, a lot of negative thoughts may clutter your brain and restrict you from going further. Therefore, the biggest things which can be done to boost self-confidence is not to let failure affect your mind. If you have a positive approach to life and do not fear much about outcomes, your self-confidence will automatically be boosted.

3. Get to know more of you

When you are stepping out to fight your enemy, you need to know every thing about your enemy. In this case, your thoughts are your enemy. Your low self-confidence is your enemy. So, to win the battle, start listening to your thoughts. Introspect your mind. A clear mind has more room for positive thoughts.

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4. Be generous

Being nice to others not just helps in improving your self-image in a big way.

5. Change bad habits

Habits which are unhealthy and negative should not be existing in your lifestyle and should be changed. For example- quitting smoking. Sometimes we don’t realize that how the presence of some habits in our life, act negatively for us. This destroys our self-image and reduces our self-confidence.

6. Smile

A small smile on the face makes you happy and the people surrounding you happier. A little thing can have a chain reaction. Besides, you don’t have to spend money for smiling. So why shy away from being happy. Also, happiness brings positive thoughts which leads to a boost in your self-confidence.

7. Follow your principles

Standing for righteousness and sticking by your principles always makes you a better person in life. This way, you already have a clear goal in life. You already know what should be done and what should not be done. This clears your mind’s clutter and allows you in being confident in whatever you do.

8. Always be prepared

It’s difficult to be confident about something for which you have not prepared yourself. For example, think about an exam. If you haven’t studied well, you won’t have the confidence of doing well in it. Therefore, it is important to be well prepared. This is the most followed tip in learning how to boost self-confidence.

9. Speak slowly

A person some power or authority always speaks slowly and clearly. This shows the mark of being self-confident. A person who just hurries with talks appears to be someone who wants to avoid things or just get away with them. Practicing your talk helps increase your confidence.

10. Be more competitive

If you are more competitive in life, you work harder to achieve certain goals. This competition automatically boosts your self-confidence and leads to a brighter life.

-by Megha Acharya of NewsGram. Megha can be reached at @ImMeghaacharya.

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Motivational quotes which will give you your lost motivation back

Motivational quotes may seem vague or even useless to some, but they are not. We all need a little inspiration and motivation in our lives. Always remember, pen is mightier than sword.

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Motivational quotes are a great way of getting the lost motivation back. Pixabay
Motivational quotes are a great way of getting the lost motivation back. Pixabay

We all live a very fast paced life, full of struggles and daily hustle-bustle. It can get tiring and stressful. We often get so tired that we end up forgetting about our goals and aspirations. Stress clouds our mind and makes us lethargic.

Just because there are pitfalls, doesn’t mean there are no ways of getting out of them. Life has a way of making things tough for us in order to make us stronger. Life throws lots of curve balls in our path, but to overcome them is easy, all we need is motivation. Motivation to let go of any negativity and move forward towards our goal.

Motivational quotes may seem vague or even useless to some, but they are not. We all need a little inspiration and motivation in our lives. Always remember, pen is mightier than sword. Words can have a long lasting impact on a person’s mind. Reading motivational quotes can actually motivate you to perform better in life. They may not work as efficiently on everyone, but they do leave a lasting impact on a person.

Struggles are everywhere, all we need is some motivation to deal with them. Pixabay
Struggles are everywhere, all we need is some motivation to deal with them. Pixabay

Here are some inspirational quotes about life and struggle, by some of the most successful and wise men, to give you the much needed motivation to move towards your goal :

“The Way To Get Started Is To Quit Talking And Begin Doing.” -Walt Disney

“The Pessimist Sees Difficulty In Every Opportunity. The Optimist Sees Opportunity In Every Difficulty.” -Winston Churchill

“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” –Napoleon Hill

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” –Albert Einstein

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. ” –Robert Frost

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” –Amelia Earhart

“Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” –Babe Ruth

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” –Michael Jordan

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” –John Lennon

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore, Dream, Discover.” –Mark Twain

“An unexamined life is not worth living.” –Socrates

“Eighty percent of success is showing up.” –Woody Allen

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” –Steve Jobs

“The bird is powered by its own life and by its motivation.” –A. P. J. Abdul Kalam