Having confidence in yourself is one of the key criteria to creating a successful business.
Warren Buffet said, “I always knew I was going to be rich. I don’t think I ever doubted it for a minute.” Now that exudes confidence! It is not a coincidence that he was able to make it as big as he is today.
Here are three key ideas to building your confidence level to achieve business success and happiness.
1. Set smaller and achievable goals as well as big ones
First, go ahead and set your big audacious goal. And dream BIG! After all, if you don’t know where you want to go, how will you know how to get there? Then create smaller incremental goals that lead you toward your big goal. You get a boost of confidence each time you achieve a new target goal. Then go for the next incremental goal, and make it bigger than the previous one. As you continuously hit higher and higher goals, your confidence will also skyrocket!
2. Keep a record of all your successes
One way you can do this is by creating a Confidence Box, either an actual physical box if that helps you, or a virtual digital “box” (that is, a file). Put in the box all the inspiring stories, any accomplishments, testimonials, thank you letters from customers, everything positive! Alternatively, you could keep a Success Diary where you record all your successes daily, regardless of how small or how big they are. Again, this could be digital or physical, but many experts stress the value of actually writing by hand to cement the thought in your brain.
Go through the items in the box or the diary daily or when you need motivation as we tend to forget how far we have come at difficult moments. A Confidence Box and a Success Diary are the proofs of our capabilities and will show us how awesome we have been.
3. Mingle with like-minded people who are also working to achieve success
It is essential to put ourselves in an environment conducive to grow our confidence and to keep us motivated. There is no better place to put ourselves other than among the crowd who are also trying to achieve the same thing we are – to enjoy a successful business. Join social and networking events to meet more people like you! Not only will you be able to exchange ideas, you will also be able to motivate each other. And avoid being around negative people, even if they are only negative about themselves. Surround yourself with positive, energetic, confident people.
Success will come more easily when we are confident at each step we are taking to achieve our goals!
Your turn: What are ways you create a positive and confident mindset for yourself? Let us know in the comments below.
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