Build up Confidence: Set Goals and Achieve Them!
Did you know that setting goals can help you build up confidence? According to Wendy Large, news columnist and a manager at MedCentral Health and Fitness Center in Mansfield, Ohio, setting goals is a good way to build up self confidence.
There are several really positive sides to setting goals for yourself:
By setting clear goals for yourself you have something specific to aim for. This gives you a sense of purpose
Every time you set a positive goal for yourself, you are automatically looking at the positive, and this in return will change both the way you see yourself and the world around you.
Setting goals small enough to be obtainable, but large enough to force you take make some effort, will help you build up confidence because you get a sense of achievement once you have reached your goal. A positive sense of achievement will in return make you feel more confident about what you are able to do, and it can help you see your self-worth.
Remember that in order to build up confidence, you need to change some of your old habits. For example, I’m pretty sure that you are used to shrugging away your achievements as nothing, and rejecting compliments from others as insincere or just plain wrong. Make sure that you acknowledge that you did something good and reward yourself for it. As you set yourself goals and reach them, you will start to realize what you are capable of and feel good about what you have accomplished.
Make sure that you don’t set yourself up for failure; if you know that you will have a hard time believing that you can achieve a goal, set it lower. This is all about building up confidence and getting used to feeling a positive sense of achievement. It doesn’t matter how small your goal is, you start where you know that you can do it and then you take time to acknowledge your success afterward.
Experiencing success in reaching a goal, no matter how small, will give you enough confidence to set new ones. Every time, try to give yourself a little bit more of a challenge. Again, make sure the goal is something you know is well within your reach, but upping the stakes just a little it is going to make you continue to feel like you have achieved more than before and therefore build up your confidence even more.
Reward yourself when you meet your goal.
Fit the reward to the level of the challenge so that you have increasingly
more and more positive consequences from achieving your goal. Take the
time to pat yourself on the back and feel proud. Don’t compare
yourself to others and wonder if they would think your achievement was
great. It’s not about others. We all have our own goals and our
own challenges, and at the end of the day you don’t build up confidence
for them, you build it up for you.