Believing in yourself, or self confidence, is the sureness of feeling that you are equal to the task on hand. Confidence is contagious and self confident people carry with them an aura of success and inspire confidence of a successful outcome in other people. Self confident people appear positive and in control.

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Self confidence is a very important attribute to have or to cultivate if it is lacking. Developing self confidence should be part of every personal development program of anyone with low self esteem. Past performance accomplishments are strong contributors to confidence.

When an individual performs successfully they generate confidence and will indicate that they are willing to attempt something more difficult. In a situation where personal confidence is low it is critical to recall times and events that have been successful and to use imagery to generate confidence once more.

Self confidence can be increased by being around self confident and successful people by adapting an “if they can do then so can I” approach to the situation. Reasoning in this way will improve personal performance.

Important occasions can create self doubt even in the most confident of individuals. When nervous or anxious it is more important than ever to regain control and appear confident. Imaging is a very important tool to use to boost self confidence in this situation. Deep breathing and visualizing the successful outcome repeatedly will greatly help.