Achieving Success With Confidence

5 Tips to Achieving Success with Confidence

Achieving success can make you a more confident person, but it’s difficult to reach the level of success you desire without confidence. Confidence is the catalyst to overcoming doubts and fears and can help you through the worst obstacles you’ll encounter on the road to success. Here are some tips to help you get the confidence you need to climb the success ladder:

  1. Be true to yourself. Your values and belief system must be firmly in place if you want to achieve a success you can be proud of and to ensure you like yourself when you do reach the top of the ladder.

If you achieve success in ways which compromise who you truly are, you won’t be able to enjoy your achievements. It will be a success built on shifting sand rather than solid ground and may crumble and fall with time.

  1. Trust in your abilities. You may have much to learn before you can succeed in a chosen field or path. However, it is important to think of all that you’ve achieved so far and obstacles you’ve already overcome and trust that you can do more.

Don’t dismiss what you’ve learned so far in life. You might think it was easy and that anyone could do it, but others may see it as remarkable and look up to you for it.  Often when there are things we are really good at, we dismiss them because they come easily to us, while to others they do not and that is why they recognized what you have achieved.

Think about creating a portfolio of your achievements.  You may be surprised by what you have already accomplished.  (Not sure how to do this?   Message me and I will send you some info.)

  1. Mindset is crucial. Repeating positive affirmations and shooing negative thoughts away builds strength for your subconscious mind – a powerful ally in your quest for success.

Your subconscious mind, when trained to do your bidding can make a real difference in how you and others see yourself. It can also be a detriment if you let negative thoughts permeate and gain control – making you doubt your true abilities.  Whenever a negative thought creeps into your mind, picture the thought written on a chalkboard and see the eraser in your hand to wipe it out.

  1. Your body speaks. Watch your posture, stance and control of your body language. Be aware of any negative messages it may be sending. It can be a powerful ally when dealing with others and expecting a great outcome. Sitting up straight (as your mother probably used to tell you) can send a far different and more positive message than slumping.

Study body language and begin to practice it. When you enter a room with your head held high and walking like you own where you are and how you present yourself, people will take notice in a positive way.

  1. Dress for Success. When you present yourself as unkempt and looking wrinkled and ungroomed, the image isn’t one that reaps success.  It’s great to be comfortable, but think of the message you may be sending.  I know of one person who went to an interview dressed the way they usually dressed for work – the ripped jeans, T-shirt – and they did NOT get the job even though they were well qualified.  The message the interviewer got was that they were not really interested in the job.

If this is an area of your life where you lack skills, seek the help of others and develop a style you’re comfortable with and which fits the image you want to present.

For more information get my Checklist Rev and Journey2Confidence Rev on building confidence.

Fran Watson

Fran Watson, Career Counsellor

Here to help you

P.S.  Put a smile on your face as you step out into the world today.

About Fran Watson

Work from home Career Counsellor helping people with resumes, cover letters and interview tips. Recently published an e-book on Resumes and Cover Letters That Work (www.franwatson.ca). Member of Toastmasters and life-long learner.
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