How to gain more confidence in yourself. I would say the best way is to stop depending on other people to solve your problems whatever they may be. It is ok to ask for advice about something you know nothing about, but the bottom line is you need to learn for yourself what it takes to fix whatever problem you are dealing with at the moment.
Example:Let's say that you have a plumbing problem, and know nothing about plumbing. There are a lot of DIY books you could read up on and learn to fix the leak yourself instead of paying a plumber to do it for you or with today's internet you could find a YouTube Video on the subject of repairing leaky pipes.
Are you going to do a professional job? Maybe not! But the important thing you will have learned a new skill. If you ever have to fix a leaky pipe again, you will do a better job the next time around because of the Knowledge you have gained yourself. Therefore, you gain more self-confidence. But you will never know if you can fix the problem or not unless you try.
Step outside of your comfort zone just once and give it a try. What is the worst thing that can happen? You Failed! Is it a life or death situation that you failed? Is the world going to come to an end because of it? I think not! I have failed a bunch in my life, but the only difference is I don't look at it as failures because of what I learned along the way I can do better and so can you. I just have to continue learning and so do you. Knowledge is Power!
The above example works for nearly everything in life. Just like it says on a shampoo bottle just wash, rinse, and repeat. The more you do this, the more self-confidence you gain.
Self Confidence Meaning
What does it mean to be self-confident? It means you trust your abilities to be able to conquer any problems that arise in life. It means you will find the way to overcome any obstacles or challenges if you, believe you can.
Having Self-Confidence is not the same thing as being Arrogant, though; some people mistake the two I don't know why. Self-Confidence is an inward positive emotion or feeling that you don't have to brag about you just know you can handle whatever comes your way. Arrogance is more of an outward negative emotion that you have to brag about everything you do to make yourself seem superior to someone else.
“Because one believes in oneself, one doesn't try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn't need others' approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.”
By Lao Tzu
How to find Self-Confidence. As I explained in the example above the more you, learn to depend on yourself for the answers to your problems the more Self-Confidence you gain.
The very first thing I always ask myself every time I tackle a new issue. What is the worst that can happen? The truth is I might make a mistake. Big deal! I learn what I can from it, and then I move on. If the same issue arises again, I will be able to do it better next time. So we make mistakes! That's a part of Life; Learning from our mistakes.
“Believe you can and you're halfway there.”
By Theodore Roosevelt
Tips for Gaining Self Confidence
Here are a few tips for increasing self-confidence.
Always ask yourself. What is the worst thing that can happen?
Change your definition of Failure.
Do not compare yourself to other people.
Don't compare your past experiences with today.
Always be kind to yourself and others.
If you have a lot of negative friends you need to change that to a group of positive friends.
Step outside of your comfort zone and try.
Don't take everything so serious.
Celebrate all of your successes no matter how small they may seem to be.
Eliminate the word I can't, out of your vocabulary.
Stop seeking for everyone else's approval.
Follow your Heart instead of your Head.
“When you're different, sometimes you don't see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn't.”
By Jodi Picoult