How to build confidence?

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    Jun 02, 2013 11:11 PM GMT
    Anyone know of any good resources for building confidence? Any kind of programs or seminars, anything like that?

    Can you share your experiences with what you've done to help boost your confidence?

    I had a friend who did the Landmark Forum but thats not exactly what I'm looking for.
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    Jun 03, 2013 3:07 AM GMT
    Self Confidence is that you're sure about something that you can do or you have.
    Over confidence is something you estimate about yourself without reasoning.
    Under confidence is something you have but never applied it in your practical life for being in fear or lack of courage or whatever reason it might be.

    So, to have Confidence, make sure that you're good at something, if not practice it until you can achieve it. Then the confidence automatically comes to you even if you can't see it or feel it.

    & The best way to achieve it is, try as much as you can to be self-reliant...bring the best out of you & try to depend on others only when you had tried all the possibilities you mentally or physically can think of.
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    Jun 04, 2013 9:58 PM GMT
    leo23 saidSeminars/ classes/ theories/ books - these are not gonna help you for long term. I mean they are not permanent. The only person who can help you is 'you'. You have to challenge yourself everyday to do something which you are scared of facing! And again just doing some random activity may boost some confidence in you but they won't be permanent. But yeah you must start somewhere! You gotta make it your habbit and then you see yourself growing.


    I agree, but I'm looking for resources that can help with that process.
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    Jun 04, 2013 11:00 PM GMT
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    leo23 saidSeminars/ classes/ theories/ books - these are not gonna help you for long term. I mean they are not permanent. The only person who can help you is 'you'. You have to challenge yourself everyday to do something which you are scared of facing! And again just doing some random activity may boost some confidence in you but they won't be permanent. But yeah you must start somewhere! You gotta make it your habbit and then you see yourself growing.


    I agree, but I'm looking for resources that can help with that process.


    In the meantime, just buy some tights and a cape.
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    Jun 04, 2013 11:10 PM GMT
    Are you talking about confidence with work, sports, relationships? All of the above?
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    Jun 04, 2013 11:14 PM GMT
    Confidence is belief in self-worth. In believing that other people value you for the contribution to their lives, whether that be emotional, intellectual, resourceful, etc

    Courses will not teach you this, I don't think. My confidence grew through self-reflection and cognitively promoting a positive outlook on life and the way in which I live it.

    I strive to do good (morally, proficiently) in everything I do, and believe that I do good. From this comes confidence.

    I lacked confidence to a huge degree when I was young because I didn't have people around me who supported me (parents, siblings, teachers, etc).

    But, once you find your own path and belief in your actions, your confidence will snowball. I now, thankfully, consider myself a very confident person, but hopefully I also remain humble.
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    Nov 01, 2013 2:04 AM GMT
    Think about other people for once.
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    Nov 01, 2013 2:05 AM GMT
    WJohnP saidThink about other people for once.
    Then fuck em!
    Post Edit: I mean, like go on dates, hookup.. that sorta thing. icon_wink.gif
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    Nov 01, 2013 2:06 AM GMT
    I started going to the gym which helped boost my self confidence a lot and helped me to develop the belief of "fuck the negative opinions of others".
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    Nov 01, 2013 2:11 AM GMT
    I was the quietest guy after puberty. Drama club is what got me able to talk to people. It was partially a Public Speaking Class, so that helped a lot. So yeah, Hobbies, namely those which require you to interact with others and build confidence. Volunteering is also a great way to mend wounds.