Ways to Build Your Own Self Esteem by slashy27


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									Ways to Build Your Own Self Esteem

Whenever one is beset by a situation that he or she is unsure of – facing someone admired, having to
perform in front of an audience, or simply talking to others – he or she is facing a goodly amount of
stress. Confident people are usually able to face these situations without blinking; but the rest of us will
probably melt away and try to run away from the situation.

For most people facing this kind of low self-esteem, these situations present an opportunity for them to
make fools out of themselves. This is a very embarrassing prospect.

If you are one of the millions of people that would like to stop fidgeting in front of others, trying to
squirrel out of such situations, and being so unsure of yourself when facing presentations, here are a
few tips to set you on your way.

1. Competence is Confidence - Some organizations, like the Toastmasters, help those afraid to speak in
public toughen up by stressing this credo – and it really works. One secret to confidence and self-
esteem is to be able to trust what you are able to do. This comes with a lot of practice and study.
Whenever you practice a given skill, you increase your own confidence in your capability to perform
even in front of other people.

Before a big presentation, study up. Try to know everything about the topic before you step in front of
the audience. If you have practiced way before the presentation, you will be in a better position to
knock their socks off.

Practicing in front of supportive people you trust will help you get feedback on how to improve your

2. Believe in Yourself - One of the reasons people are not confident in themselves is the fact that they
are already convinced that they will fail even before anything happens. Never underestimate the power
of the mind. If you believe you will fail, you indeed will! A better exercise would to be to believe that
you can succeed. Set your mind towards succeeding and you probably will!

3. Take Criticisms, whether Good or Bad - Most people are bad at taking criticisms. Instead of taking
the criticisms personally, use every comment and suggestion to make yourself better. However, you
will also have to look out for some criticisms that were never meant to benefit you. Ignore them and
move on.

4. Remain Calm at All Costs - Panicking never benefited anybody. If you are suddenly in a situation
where you are unsure of what to do or what will happen, keep your composure. If you don't know the
answer, say so calmly. If you do not know what to do, it would not be bad to admit it. However,
beneath your cool façade, always try to keep a deliberate, quick thinking, demeanor. This itself could
take a lot of practice, but it is well worth it.

5. Don't be Afraid to Fail - Many people are afraid to fail; they quit trying because they are not
confident in their skills. If you are afraid to try, you will get stuck where you are. Failure can only make
you better. Remember that every great man took risks and failed a lot before arriving at greatness.

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