The Secret to Genuine Confidence

Finding inner strength and unwavering self-assuredness.

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Confidence is a trait that can be highly beneficial in life. From unlocking doors to building connections with others, there are many reasons why you should consider building your inner confidence. You may believe that genuine confidence is something people are born with, and you either have it or you don't. That's not necessarily true. Authentic self-confidence is something you can develop.

Confidence is built
Did you know that confidence can be built? According to Psychology Today, confidence can be nurtured, and it is possible to build it and let it grow at any given time in your life. It is true that some people have an easier time with this than others, but don't let that discourage you. It's a muscle that can be strengthened and worked on. 

So where do you start? You start, according to a blog on Psych Central, with self acceptance. Being brutally honest with yourself and practicing radical self-love and self acceptance is what it is all about. There is nothing to gain from faking it and there are no shortcuts. This takes work! 

The good news is that it's up to you. Sit with yourself, meditate, journal. Think about your strengths and weaknesses, who you are and who you aren't. Get to know yourself better. And be kind to yourself, like you would be kind to others. These practices can be so fulfilling and beneficial. You may even start to notice a change in how you relate to others. Because someone who is at peace with themselves and has genuine confidence, according to  Inc Magazine, is able to have compassion towards others. 

Getting some help
Sometimes when working towards a goal, getting some additional help can play an important role. Small things like dressing the part and paying attention to how you carry yourself in the world can help you feel more confident and bring your inner confidence outward. You can also benefit from talking to others such as friends or a therapist. People that know you well and are there for you can be helpful when you need a reminder of who you are and how unique, special and loved you are.

Remember that building confidence, genuine and authentic self confidence, is a journey. There isn't necessarily a destination or an end goal. Accept yourself. Think about where you came from and how far you've come. Let go of perfection, embrace your humanity and be proud of who you are. 

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