Self confidence is not a birth gift; it is achieved through practice and exposure. Self confidence is crucial to grow a successful business and keeping your human side of emotions aside isn’t easy.

It all starts with self-doubt and with the question, “Will I be able to do this? I don’t have the required skills to do it”. You know you lack success in some area, knowing that impacts your self-confidence which in turn affects success. Every one of us have our own insecurities and uncertainties that act as obstacles in our path. Although allowing the negative thoughts affect your productivity isn’t wise.

Hence, here are 5 Ways to Boost Your Self-confidence.

1.Get it right with the upper level management

It does not end with sharing a good ratio with your office colleagues. Having a fruitful relationship with your boss is as important as your creativity and dedication to your job. If your relationship with the top management level is not good, experiencing low-confidence will be a daily affair.

Isn’t it difficult to work and be self-confident when the upper level management is constantly criticizing you? It is. So, put an end to it. Analyze and identify the loop holes in the relation and mend it. And, see your confidence rise.

2. Your mind it just like “Google” type the keywords wisely

Understand your mind works just like Google or any other search engine. If you type (think) the right keywords in your mind you have your search results, right, and if you don’t, you are lost.

For example, if you always think, “I won’t be able to do this“.This is not my cup of tea,”then you will never be able to do it.But if you tell your mind to think, “Yes, I can do it,I will at least give it a try once,”and believe in yourself, your confidence will rise.Understand, it is not about good or bad or what others might think; things are just the way they are. If your perspective is of a “growing one” then no one can stop you from achieving success. It is the first and important step towards professionalism and self-confidence.

3. Be a knowledgeable being

Knowledge brings power,undoubtedly. Knowledge is another primary thing that is expected of professionals to have. Keep yourself well furnished with your job & industry. If you know what you are doing and have the knowledge, your self-confidence doesn’t need a signal, it rises automatically.

4. Your body language makes a difference

What is the first thing that you see when someone walks into meetings or interviews? The confidence, which his/her body language shows? It is your body language that speaks even before you speak in the meetings or interviews, right? So, why derail the message you intend to share, because of your body language? Maintain an assertive posture, control the movement of your hands, pay attention to your facial expressions, keep your head still and stop roaming around the place and tapping your feet,sit with a straight spin and without a slouched shoulder and experience the confidence boost in yourself.

5. Don’t let the failure get hands on you

It’s alright. People fail. Everybody fails. It is only the degree that’s different. You cannot change what has happened. Embrace it. Learn from it.Just let the failure get the good of you….! To quote the age old example, it was only after 999 attempts, Einstein succeeded once. It was the self-confidence that bought his success. If, he would have let the failure take over him, we wouldn’t be having light, at least not in the year we had it.

“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent Van Gogh

What do you think?