No matter what your profession, building self-esteem and confidence in yourself is the key to success business interactions. All things being equal, the higher your conviction in yourself, the higher your results will be.

So, how do you build your own positive mental attitude, self-esteem and confidence? More importantly, how can you build it immediately and start using it to your advantage today?

I am going to borrow this material from Stephen Covey in his great book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. In it he talks about two ways that I found very useful to build self-esteem for an individual.

Stephen Covey says that, “If you want to start building your self-esteem powerfully, profoundly, and immediately there is two very easy ways of doing it.”

1. You can set a goal and achieve it.
2. You can make a promise and keep it.

Think about that for just a second. Set a goal and achieve it; make a promise and keep it. They are almost the same thing but it is amazing how you can start implementing that on a daily basis.

I really want you to think about this. Have you ever been in the situation where you just felt more confident about yourself and what happen to your results in that situation? Your results went up and got better, did they not?

And then when your result got better, what happened? Your confidence in yourself went up and as a result of your confidence going up your result got better and the result of that. You see where I am going with this.

How do you start that upward spiral of growth today? It is those two things, set a goal and achieve it and make a promise and keep it.

So starting right now, think of one goal that you can set for today or tomorrow and then I want you to go out and achieve it. I want you to make a promise to yourself or to somebody else that you know you can keep and keep it.

These goals and promises can be simple things. Set a goal to go to the gym for an hour and then DO IT. Commit to reading 15 minutes of positive material and then MAKE IT HAPPEN. Tell your spouse you are going to do the laundry and then FOLLOW THROUGH. Say you are going to wake up at 6 am and then DO IT, don’t hit the snooze. Tell your boss or co-worker you will deliver a report to him or her by 3 pm and then KEEP YOU WORD.

Try it once to see how much better you feel at the end of the day. Keep tract of these things. Do those two things on a regular basis and it will become a habit for you.

Making promises and keeping them, setting goals and achieving them. Simple ideas, but watch how quickly your self-esteem goes up. When that happens, you will be amazed at the goodness that you attract into your life.

I’d love to hear your results of implementing these two tips. Post a comment at:

Be Free!

Roger Seip

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Roger is co-owner of Freedom Personal Development He teaches workshops around the country on memory training, goal setting, attitude management and time management.

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