Confidence can work wonders for a human being. It can boost
his morale and make him achieve surprising results and
unbelievable targets. It makes a person work beyond his normal
potential. Even if that person has marginal talent, confidence
can take him to new heights.
People who lack in confidence, on the other hand, struggle in
life and even if they are very talented, in most cases their
achievements are much below their calibre. They are timid in
taking decisions and small things bother them a lot. The
children they rear may be influenced by this malady as well.
Here are some ways which can boost our confidence:
Firstly, a measure that can really boost our confidence is to
bring happiness to others and make a difference in their
lives. This may in fact work wonders in enhancing our
confidence. It is perhaps the easiest and the most effective
way to gain in confidence.
Secondly, we should start by setting ourselves easy targets.
Meeting a target increases our confidence and we begin to
believe in ourselves. After that we should gradually set
ourselves stiffer ones. This is much like building stamina in
a work out. As we continue to make it more uphill, our stamina
Thirdly, we must always look back on our lives. They are bound
to be times in which God fulfilled a certain desire we had.
Remembering such times is a lesson in confidence.
Fourthly, one of the reasons for lack of confidence is fear of
failure. We have to conquer this fear by working harder than
before and also by trusting God that He may have better plans
for us. An upright person always sees the hand of God in his
failings. Instead of losing confidence, such failures
strengthen his faith in God.
Fifthly, we should do something for which we are naturally
suited and for which we have a natural inclination. Often
these inclinations manifest themselves in the form of hobbies
and pastimes. When we are able to make advances in this
sphere, our confidence may increase by leaps and bounds.