I just read a great post on building confidence and destroying fear at GetRichSlowly.org. I love this because I find that so many people let fear dominate all their decision-making. I have known many people who have stayed in a dead-end job, abusive relationship, or missed out on a great opportunity because they were too afraid.
The article covers how author J.D. Roth is overcoming his fear of public speaking and also shares some time-tested tips on gaining confidence like:
- Don’t compare yourself with others
- Visualize success
- Do the right thing
- Don’t dwell on failures
- Act confidently
Action sometimes involves risk, but if you never risk, you never really live.