The Secret Formula of True Self Confidence
This article describes the three main ingredients necessary to obtaining true self confidence. The combination of education, experience and faith will increase your confidence in all areas of your life. This article explains where to start and what to expect as you develop your self confidence in your career, relationships and physical appearance.
We all desire to have true self confidence in all areas of our life. Like most things we want, it is always tempting to choose the path of least resistence. Unfortunately, this method will often cause disappointment and confusion in the long term. Self confidence is not difficult to obtain once you have the right formula. Better yet, true self confidence will become a fabric of you once you start developing the three main pillars.
The first pillar of self confidence is education. My first instinct to acquiring self confidence was to read books and listen to CDs about it. I gained my best eduation on self confidence by asking experts in their fields how they obtained it. The best educational foundation for self confidence is a combination of books, CDs and other's personal experiences. The most important step in the education process was to only apply my learning to one area of my life. For example, I wanted self confidence in my profession which was sales and marketing. I read books on finding prospects and closing deals. I also asked the most successful marketing and sales professionals how they handled certain situations. Be specific when you start the learning process. Self confidence is something we desire in every area of our life. Amazingly, once you start to educate yourself in a specific context, you will see that you can apply it to all areas of your life.
The second ingredient of self confidence is experience through action. A more direct way to state this is take action. We have all been guilty of educating ourselves and suddenly realizing we have made a great discovery. The problem that most of us have is once we acquire the information we fail to take action on it. I will be the first to admit this. Do the action that will bring you confidence. If you are in sales and you have a problem closing deals with your prospects, ask for the sale. If you want to ask out some one on a date, simply ask for the date. Remember, the result is not what is important. In the short term, it does not matter if the person says yes or no. If you do get a yes, your self confidence will immediately get a boost. If you get a no, you will gain valuable experience that will help you the next time you ask. Failure is the most important element of experience. Read this sentence again. Those with the greatest self confidence still fail more often in their life than succeed. Accept failure as a stepping stone to unwavering self confidence. The reason is once true self confidence is attained; once one becomes comfortable with failure, the mind will start to look for the opportunity in everything.
The third pillar is faith. Faith is that power that can not be measured like education and experience. Faith is an ingredient, when accepted, that will take you to higher levels not even imagined. I am not talking about blind faith. I am talking about educated, prepared and confident faith. True faith will be accomplished when you take action against your fears. You will know when you have real faith because you will thirst the knowledge, experiences and situations you once dreaded. You will be master of your emotions no longer fearing failure. Your faith will drive you through these fear thoughts. They will no longer be looked at as barriers but rather simple challenges that will only make you better in the long term.
Remember that all three pillars of self confidence have to be practiced and executed consistently. Faith breeds action. Faith is a necessity to taking consistent action. Education without action is worse than not learning in the first place. If you do not take action, you will not learn. Work on all three pillars simultaneously in your daily life now and take the first step to true self confidence.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Joe Czarnecki is an entrepreneur who specializes in sales and business development in the automobile and e-commerce industries. He is a Finance Manager for a Fortune 300 company and owner of a growing niche based e-commerce company. Joe attributes his success to over 10 years of constant education, experience and faith. To becomes a member of Joe’s newsletter on all areas of self confidence, visit him at http://www.conquerconfidence.com .