Building confidence might not be easy. But the principles are pretty simple.Theoretically, building confidence shouldn’t be complicated. And theoretically, confidence coaching shouldn’t be necessary.

The key word here, of course, is theoretically.

Because in practice, things act differently. — Like they often do.

Building confidence should be easy. Because the principles aren’t very hard to grasp.

Most of us even know most of them. In fact, here are a bunch of great principles for confidence, straight from the top of my head:

Have a goal in life that you continually work towards
Evaluate yourself continually
Practice active appreciation towards life and your ressources
Learn something new every day
Stop comparing yourself to others
Do something you’re passionate about
See the possibilities, not the limitations
Get out of your comfort zone and do things that unsettle you
Practice physical exercise 20-30 minutes daily
Meditate 10-20 minutes daily
Eat lots of vegetables, legumes, whole grains, fibres and protein
Don’t eat processed foods, junk foods, starchy carbs, saturated fats, candy, cake, etc.
Don’t smoke or do excessive amounts of drugs and alcohol
Sleep 7-8 hours every night
Surround yourself with people who support and affirm you
Shun people who bring you down and hold you back
Stand up for yourself, speak up when you want to, fear nothing, never give up, accept what you cannot change, etc.

I could go on, but hopefully you get the point.

… Which is, like I said, that by far most normal people know by far most of these things already. I mean, most of these points are common sense and knowledge.

Why, then, is building confidence so hard for some people?

Because there’s a difference between “easy” and “simple”.

Casually sketching the formula for a great life is, in fact, almost insultingly easy. However, carrying it out in practice is what’s hard. And, for many people, downright impossible without help.

The good news, then, is that it’s simple.
In fact, building confidence is like building muscle. It’s hard, and it takes effort, but it gets easier over time and if done consistently.

Also, what I’ve found is that the same principle goes for the vast majority of people: It doesn’t matter as much what you specifically do with your life rather than the fact that you do it while you maintain building confidence.

In fact, if you keep building confidence continually, it won't matter much what you do, because you'll be able to do pretty much anything. And you'll be confident enough to calmly accept the things you cannot do -- for now, anyway.

It's like taking a shower, brushing your teeth, or even owning a car: If you want it to keep working, you gotta maintain it.

Yes, it's hard. Yes, it'll take time and effort. But that's no reason not to do it anyway. Because there is no such reason. There is only the excuses that we make for ourselves out of fear.

ACTION ITEM:

This week, get out of your comfort zone. Do just ONE thing that really scares you, but which you really wanna do. It could be talking to someone about a problem; or how you feel about them. It could be walking up to a complete stranger asking for directions. As long as it's something that really unsettles you.

Why would we do something like this? Because, when practiced regularly, getting out of our comfort zone makes us grow. It strengthens us and makes us more confident. So for goodness' sakes: Do it, and keep it up.

Author's Bio: 

As a confidence coach, Andy Kay helps people who are held back -- by fear, overwhelm, anxiety, indecisiveness, anything. After years studying confident, successful people, he knows what works and what doesn't. He doesn't tolerate "spiritual" BS about "higher powers" and "purposes". -- We have access to all the power we need to achieve our own purposes; period. Visit https://www.getconfidencecoaching.com and get confidence and empowerment for free!