I was asked a couple of weeks ago about how I am so confident, I didn’t even think I was! For me, like others it is a journey...when I was in secondary school, and even university, I was not confident at all. Not being confident can stem from a number of things: from your upbringing to the kind of friends you keep. Today I’ll share tips on how you can become more confident! Share yours with me as well! We are all growing...
HOW TO BUILD SELF CONFIDENCE…WELL, HOW I BUILD MINE!
You need to know who you are to be confident in yourself. If you don’t know, I would encourage you to start from who God says you are. It will build your confidence. If I ever lose my way, or forget about why I exist, I am always reminded of God's love for me, and that reminder comes from studying God's word. Don’t let anyone else but God define you.
DON’T BE A COPY CAT
Seriously, na only you waka come and what you are is what someone needs. The thing about copying someone else is you would always think they are better than you. Nope. They are better at being themselves. You need to be your own person and stop trying to be like someone else because no matter how you try, pussy cat nor go even grow to become lion. Focus on being you. Stop comparing.
CHECK YOUR COMPANY
What kind of friends do you keep? There was a time I had a friend and this babe would always find something negative to say about how I dressed, talked…” na wah for this your short legs oh”, little comments like that made me so self conscious and affected my self esteem. You need to surround yourself with people who help to build and not break you down. I don dust that babe since…no time for people like that. Nobody love my short kobo legs pass me right now.
You’re not perfect, no one is. You make mistakes, we all do!!! Move on after failure. Accept yourself for who you are, accept your nose, accept your accent, accept your strengths and weakness. Feel free to be yourself. Striving for perfection is going to make you feel like you’re not good enough. It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not. Celebrate yourself.
Sometimes lack of confidence might stem from inadequate knowledge or just the feeling of inadequacy. Knowledge creates confidence. I lose confidence when I say something without thorough knowledge…The more you build yourself, the more confident you’ll be. Dress well (doesn't necessarily mean expensive), know your stuff and love what you do!
…you have to keep building your confidence daily, if not for anything build it because it is attractive!
"Self confidence is the best outfit, rock it and own it!
Posted by Sisi Yemmie at Wednesday, August 27, 2014