“To be the greatest champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend to be” – Mohammed Ali.
When it comes to confidence, you have to believe in your own abilities. If you do not, no one will believe in you.
Some people will see self-confidence as arrogant. There is really nothing you can do about their opinion. When you think of a person like Kanye West. Many people will say that they see him as arrogant. I tend to see a very high level of self-confidence. His level of success speaks for itself. Same thing with people like Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGreggor. They believe in their own abilities so much that losing or failing is not even an option. They have both achieved great success.
Having a high level of self-confidence is not the only part. You need to work at your craft to make sure you get to be the best. Think of Mohammed Ali. He famously said: “Don’t count the days, Make the days count”. We all have the same amount of time every day. How we spend the time is the difference. Think about this. You never see adverts of Lamborghini and Ferrari on the TV. It is because people who can afford them don’t sit around watching TV.
Here are some tips to build your confidence.
Avoid People that Drain your Energy.
You have the ability to choose the people in your life. Make sure they build you up. There is nothing selfish about looking after yourself and your goals. Keep your focus.
Avoid Toxic News and Influences.
When you are exposed to bad news all day you cannot hold a positive vision on life. Be aware of what you are exposed to daily. I have a fixed routine so automatically I control my environment.
To achieve your dreams you need to keep working at it. Avoid being distracted when you are working on your goals. This will ensure you achieve your goals in good time. When faced with distractions, you will not do the quality work you need.
Surround Yourself with Confidence Fuels.
Have reading material at hand. Reading a successful persons book will keep you motivated. Get yourself some books by Tony Robbins. This will surely keep your spirits up and fuel you to keep going.
Nothing like some good exercise to clear the mind. Get yourself some good podcasts to listen to while you train.
Use Your Time Wisely.
We all have the same amount of time every day. Make sure you use it effectively. I will do another post on this topic, as it is a big area to cover. One piece of advise I do have. Get going early and do the big tasks early.
When you building your dream you have to understand that sometimes you will face a lot of criticism. Family members will tell you to stop dreaming. They will say that it will not work. The road will not be easy, that I can guarantee you. All I can say is to avoid the tribe of mediocrity.
Also read Networking for the Shy Guy.
What do you do to keep your motivation up? Please comment below so other readers can get some added advise.