If you already know what confidence is and why you want to become more confident, the next step is to learn how to gain confidence in life.
Since your thinking is what makes you confident or not, you can easily become more confident by improving the way you think about things, no matter what your situation is, and no matter whether the 'odds' are in your favor or not.
To understand how confidence is created by the way you think, regardless of what your 'chances' are of achieving what you want to achieve, consider the example of a confident professional baseball player who is up at bat.
Statistically, the odds are against him that he will get a hit; however, he still feels confident up at the plate.
Now, why is that? How can he still feel confident in this situation, even though a pessimist (or a 'realist') might say that he will 'objectively fail' to hit the ball?
You're about to learn step by step why that is. Even better, you'll be able to start feeling more confident about anything in just 5 minutes or less by following the steps below.
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For example, a confident baseball player up at bat knows without a doubt that he wants to hit the baseball, regardless of whether the opposing fans are telling him to strike out, rather than hit the ball.
Indeed, he is decisive in every way that he will do whatever he can to to hit the ball.
Furthermore, he's probably very specific about what kind of hit he wants, like whether he wants to bunt or swing for the fences. So, he's a man who clearly knows what he wants.
Some key lessons from this:
For the confident baseball player in our example, he knows without a doubt why he wants to hit the baseball. For example, it will help his team win, improve his record, and so on.
If there was any part of him that thought it was 'bad' or 'wrong' or didn't make sense for him to hit the baseball, he would not be as comfortable with doing it, and so he would naturally not be as secure or confident about hitting the ball.
But that is not the case. On every level, he knows that it's ok, great, and makes complete sense for him to hit that baseball, even though the opposing fans are telling him that it's the 'worst thing' he could possibly do, or that he 'doesn't deserve' to hit the ball, and so on.
For our example, our baseball player wants to hit the baseball, and he knows how to achieve it: pick up the bat, step up to the plate, focus on the ball in the pitcher's hand, swing the bat as the ball approaches him, and so on.
He also knows how to swing the bat to either bunt or go for a home run.
Simply put, he knows how to achieve whatever it is that he wants to achieve. And that knowledge is another element that gives him confidence.
For our example, our confident baseball player knows without a doubt that he can hit the baseball, even though statistically this is far from certain! Indeed, the 'odds' say that he will not get a hit, even though that's what he wants to achieve.
But so what? Though he's aware of the odds, that's his attitude about those statistics in a nutshell; they're basically unimportant, irrelevant, and useless to him, and so he doesn't even consider the possibility that he won't hit the ball.
In this way, he naturally never questions his capablities or positive potential.
Instead, he focuses all his time and attention on achieving what he wants to achieve. He focuses on the ball in the pitcher's hand, he watches the ball as it comes towards him, and so on.
Some lessons from this example:
For our continuing example, when our confident baseball player steps up to the plate, he knows he will be ok and successful in some way no matter what happens.
For example, he knows that even if he strikes out, and all the opposing fans mock him, he will be ok, because he can accept and handle it.
Furthermore, he knows that he can successfully learn and gain from this experience. For starters, gaining proof that he can handle getting publicly mocked and ridiculed, which is a nightmare scenario for many people, gives him greater strength and confidence in his abilities.
Also, he knows he can later analyze the pitch, how he swung, and what lead him to strike out, and from this he can learn how he can do better next time. So he knows he can become a better, stronger baseball player that way, which is another successful gain from this strikeout scenario.
To be clear, our confident baseball player wants to hit the ball. But he has absolutely no fear or anxiety of alternate outcomes, or any fear of 'failure' when he steps up to bat.
After all, he is calm, confident, and has complete peace of mind, since he knows that he will be ok and successful in some way no matter what happens.
Again, click on each of these steps to learn more about how to have confidence in yourself and your capabilities.
An important thing to keep in mind is that there are different degrees of confidence. The more you 'know' each of the things listed above, the more confident you are.
So, if you want to become extremely confident or 'completely' confident about something, then it's simply a matter of knowing each of these things without a doubt.
This is how to boost your confidence level very quickly.
Assuming you already know what confidence is and why you want to achieve greater confidence, then you already have everything it takes to be more confident:
The next step, for you, is to actually take action to become more confident.
Get started doing this right now by making improvements in your thinking that will naturally help you become and feel more confident.
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