Confidence-Improving Techniques to Make You a Phenomenal Human Being

Posted by Creatiq Support | Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Confidence-Improving Techniques to Make You a Phenomenal Human Being

Posted by Creatiq Support | Wednesday, February 28, 2018

When we see successful people, we are blown away by how confident they are.
They seem so casual when they appear on TV or when they’re addressing a group
of people. They seem to know what they’re talking about when they write essays
or answer questions in an interview. They carry themselves with ease.

Being a Phenomenal
Human Being

Maya Angelou’s poem, “Phenomenal Woman” goes, “Pretty women
wonder where my secret lies./I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s
size/But when I start to tell them,/They think I’m telling lies./I say,/It’s in
the reach of my arms,/The span of my hips,/The stride of my step/The curl of my
lips./I’m a woman phenomenally,/Phenomenal woman,/That’s me.”

Although Angelou’s poem might only be written for women, the words are
applicable to both, men and women. You have to be proud of who you are. Be a
phenomenal human being.

Remember That You Are
Enough

There are going to be times when you feel like you’re not enough—like you’re
not doing enough, you’re not successful enough, you’re not pretty enough or
you’re not happy enough. Yes, even being happy can become a source of
competition. You have to be able to turn off these negative ideas and go
forward with greater confidence.

Fake It Till You Make
It

One great way to increase confidence levels is by faking it. Think about
what you would do if you were confident. Would you dress better? Walk taller?
Write that novel that’s been on your mind for years? Well, then do that. Make a
list of things you could do if only you were more confident and then do those
things.

Let Go of Your High
Standards

Remember that a lack of confidence occurs when you feel like you’re not
reaching your imaginary standards. Make a conscious effort to let go of these
standards and do what you can.

Julia Cameron, the self-help guru and writer of The Artist’s Way suggests that you should
make a list of things you can do, in the moment. Take a pen and make this list.
Try to come up with at least 10 things you can
do. They don’t have to be amazing things. They just have to be possible.

Sometimes, you’ll find that when you start doing what you can do without any
expectation of success, you’ll end up achieving things you hadn’t thought were
possible.