Discover How to Think Big to Increase Your Confidence

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Average thinking and actions lead to average results. They also lead to average levels of confidence. It would be nice to just have confidence without doing anything to deserve feelings of confidence, but that’s a tough trick to pull off. You can take a few simple steps and be the deserving recipient of all the confidence you’ll ever need.

“You have to think anyway, so why not think big?”

Donald Trump

 

Learn how to raise your standards increase your confidence:

  1.  Set your sights higher

    Instead of shooting for a new job with a 15% raise, what about a 30% raise? Rather than starting a sideline business and adding £1,000/month to your income, what if your goal was to replace your current income with your sideline business idea?

  • One of the keys to more success and confidence is raising your standards. Most people never rise above mediocrity because that level of achievement is comfortable. It isn’t too difficult and life is pleasant enough at the level. Demand more of yourself and life.

2.  Double everything

One way to raise your standards is to double everything. Whether you’re talking about increasing your income, making a certain number of cold calls each week, or approaching strangers in order to work on your social skills, double your first instinct.

  • Avoid the mistake of doing just enough. Go above and beyond. Don’t be pleasantly surprised by your success. Instead, set big enough goals and do enough to achieve them that you’re shocked if you fail.

3.  Use the idea of overwhelming force to ensure your success

The military often applies this technique. If a situation calls for 1,000 troops, five tanks, and three helicopters, they might send 3,000 troops, 15 tanks, and 10 helicopters. Victory is all but assured.

  • If you need to exercise three times each week to reach your weight loss goal, hit the gym five times per week.
  • Do you need to approach 10 potential clients each week to reach your income goal? Approach at least 20 instead.
  • Make it impossible to fail. Put in enough effort that success is practically guaranteed.

4.  When you set big goals and take massive action, you feel in control of your life

This type of behavior leads to confidence. Imagine setting a big goal and going above and beyond the activity requirements to ensure that goal is reached. Imagine how good that would feel.

  • What do most people do instead? They make plans to run on the treadmill for 30 minutes, but convince themselves it’s okay to quit after 20 minutes.
  • They make plans to call five potential clients each day, but only call two.
  • They need to lose 50 pounds but settle for losing 20 pounds.
  • This type of behavior is ruinous to your self-esteem and confidence.

5.  Enjoy your successes

It’s likely that you’re too hard on yourself. You have every right to rejoice in your triumphs. Doing so will increase the pleasant feelings you associate with big goals, hard work, and success. You’ll be more likely to experience success again in the future.

Small goals, weak effort, and mediocre results won’t result in high levels of self-confidence. You can only expect to feel as confident as the average person. Set your sights higher.

Instead of setting small goals to avoid disappointing yourself, set big goals that give you the chance to be highly successful. Instead of actions and a level of activity that might lead to success, do so much that you can’t fail. The resulting boost of confidence you receive is well-deserved. Enjoy it and then repeat the process.

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”

Helen Keller

Top 8 Lessons You Can Learn From Your Children

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No doubt most parents believe they are smarter than their children. Well, regardless of how smart you think you are, there are quite a number of lessons you can learn from them! Children have a ton to teach you. As a matter of fact, a lot of the challenging issues  that you come across in your life could be resolved by adopting the attitude and perspective of a child. Are you ready to find out the lessons you can learn from your children? [click to continue…]

The Surprising Truth about Your Brainpower and How to Use It

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The Surprising Truth about Your Brainpower and How to Use It

You may be much smarter than you think. Last year, scientists at the Salk Institute discovered that the human brain’s computing power is ten times greater than previously thought.

The new estimate suggests that you have the computing ability and information storage capacity of the entire World Wide Web right between your ears. With that kind of upper limit, it’s time to believe in yourself and aim higher. Consider these ideas to help you excel. [click to continue…]

The Secret to Staying in the Loop at Work

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The Secret to Staying in the Loop at Work

Whatever your job description says, staying in the loop is a primary responsibility. You need information and knowledge to do your work effectively.

However, there are many reasons why you might wind up on the sidelines. While your employee manual probably tells you how to fill in your time sheet and follow the dress code, it doesn’t mention how to ensure you’re invited to essential meetings and debriefed when you return from business trips.

Discover the secret to keeping current on what’s going on at the office. Use these tips to identify and fix common obstacles to staying in the loop. [click to continue…]

The Productivity Miracle for Finishing that Project Youve Been Putting Off

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The Productivity Miracle for Finishing that Project You’ve Been Putting Off

Are you afraid to look at your to do list because a big scary project is lurking there? Maybe it’s writing your memoirs or cleaning out the garage. Maybe you really want to do it or maybe you feel like it’s an obligation you can’t wiggle out of. Whatever the case, it’s draining your confidence and productivity.

Reclaim your peace of mind by learning how to jump-start stubborn projects. Take a look at these suggestions to help you move ahead and avoid future impasse. [click to continue…]

Self Mastery is the Ultimate Goal

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Self-Mastery is the Ultimate Goal

What’s standing in the way of you reaching the level of success you desire, enjoying a great relationship, or seeing your abs for the first time? Is the problem that you don’t know enough? No. Is there too much competition? Not even close. The only obstacle is a lack of mastery over yourself. Don’t believe it?

You will.

Are you in great shape? Do you only eat healthy foods? Why not? Is it because you’re confused about which foods are healthy and which are not? Are you confused about whether it’s better to exercise by running down the block or by sitting on the couch? [click to continue…]

Preventing Choking Made Easy

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Preventing Choking Made Easy

Children under 5 have the highest risk of choking, but it can happen at any age. Dr. Henry Heimlich, the surgeon who invented the Heimlich Maneuver, recently saved a fellow resident at his retirement home when she started choking during dinner. He’s 96, and she’s 87.

About 50% of choking cases are caused by food so you too can save lives by knowing the common hazards, and taking a few simple steps. Take a look at these suggestions for dealing with choking in adults, and some extra precautions for children. [click to continue…]

5 Essential Guide To Taking Action Consistently

Taking actions is one of the keys to success. It is therefore essential that you use your time wisely in really executing something. Planning is good but action is fundamental.

Idle hands are the devil’s workshop; idle lips are his mouthpiece.
– Proverbs 16:27-29(TLB)

Acting is often not the difficult part, but consistently taking action is often a huge problem with most people. I have come across many that can talk their way through any thing just as the saying “Actions speak louder than words”. You can talk and make plans all day but until you put actions into your planning, nothing happens. Then there are individuals that are experts when it comes to daydreaming and planning. You may have the greatest ideas, however if you don’t act on your ideas you are draining yourself of mental energy as well as wasting your time. [click to continue…]

How to be Less Self Conscious

How to be Less Self-Conscious

It’s no fun to be self-conscious. This one of the reasons that drugs and alcohol are so attractive to some people. These substances decrease self-consciousness. Self-consciousness is the result of wanting to control the image other people have of you. Ask yourself why you even care in the first place.

Caring what others think is a natural, default condition. It’s a leftover from your school days. You’ve grown beyond that environment. It’s time to move on.

Embrace boldness and live your life on your own terms:

  1. No one cares. That can be good news or bad news depending on your perspective. As soon as you catch yourself preoccupied with the thoughts and opinions of others, remind yourself that they’re too worried wondering what you’re thinking about them. Give yourself a break and relax. You’re being judged less than you think.

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