Believe it or not, some of the most successful folks you see are introverts. How did they use their introversion to their advantage and attain success in an industry that seems aimed toward loud, outgoing folk?
Here are 4 simple steps that can be useful.
The most important thing is to win the battle of perspective. Affirmation are simply positive things that you assert aloud to yourself every day. This is often extraordinarily hard at times because you may not really believe what you say. So why would you say something to yourself that you don't believe? Raised confidence to step out has to start with you. Therefore if you are shy and intimidated by folks, begin to say something like the following: “I am NOT shy and I am NOT intimidated by folks. I am Very confident when I get around people.”
Repeat this to yourself aloud at least 10 times before you leave your room. When you say this, don't just mumble it either, say it as many times as required until you assert it with eagerness and conviction.
2. Read to grow.
Again, raised confidence starts with you. Read something everyday for at least 30 minutes that may help you boost your self-image. This can be an article, a book, or an audio series. The more you learn the more that you will grow. The more that you grow, the more your self-image will improve.
3. Take action every day.
Do something every day, beginning with something little, that immediately deals with your low self confidence. For example, if you can't talk with people because you feel nervous and inferior, just start off by saying ‘Hi’. As you get more comfortable with this, then begin to make chit-chat. You will start to feel more confident and more assured until one day, you'll find that you have overcome low self-esteem in that area.
4. Stop the destructive feelings.
Negative thoughts are like land mines. As soon as you step out to face your fear, a destructive thought comes and tells you that you can’t do it and BOOM; you believe it and lose that round. Instead , diffuse destructive thoughts before they have a opportunity to do damage.
A good way to do this is with a rubber band! Put a rubber band around your wrist. Each time a thought comes into your head that tells you that you can’t do something, you'll never succeed, or anything negative, SNAP the elastic band on your wrist.
You may be snapping that band till your wrist is red and sore. Before long though, you may stop the destructive feelings because you don't want to break your wrist any more.
These steps will help you raise your self confidence and become more confident stepping out. Just remember this: you are not going to switch over night. It'll take a little time but so long as you are progressing, you are on the way to success.
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