31 Strategies to Strengthen Your Self-Confidence

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Surprisingly, self-confidence comes not from some inner gift, but from the things you do. Use these strategies to become more self-assured:

  1. Strive for excellence instead of perfection
  2. Use positive self-talk
  3. Celebrate every success
  4. Smile and look people in the eye
  5. Make time to do what you love
  6. Take control. Live your life with purpose
  7. Change your approach to get more of the results you desire
  8. Give genuine compliments to others
  9. Know your strengths
  10. Accept your imperfections
  11. Accept compliments
  12. Set goals and work to achieve them
  13. Look at the big picture. Focus on what’s most important to you
  14. Avoid trying to impress others. It’s you who counts!
  15. Stick up for yourself, your rights, and your beliefs
  16. Believe in yourself. You can do it!
  17. Ask for help when you need it. The ability to ask is actually a sign of strength
  18. Think positive thoughts
  19. Tackle goals one step at a time
  20. Engage in a kind act
  21. If you’re struggling at a task, keep trying until you get it right
  22. Relax: take a few deep breaths and refocus your mind
  23. Step out of your comfort zone in favor of something more exciting
  24. Try hypnosis
  25. Start the day right with a positive morning routine
  26. Nip negative thoughts in the bud
  27. Fake it. You’ll be surprised how much more confident you feel!
  28. Express gratitude
  29. Be prepared so you feel like you know what you’re doing
  30. Excel at work
  31. Take care of your appearance. When you know you look great, you feel great about yourself as well