Re: How do I become more confident?
I think confidence can as you say be something which simply comes with age, but the way which I initially acquired it was quite simple - fake it.
I think that probably a vast number of people who act super-confident are doing just that: acting. And it's my experience that when you act confident, it changes how you feel. You act confident, the people around you start treating you as being confident, and before you know it, you're not trying - you're just confident.
I'd also say that it seems you are (unconsciously, maybe?) doing the other thing that can really help build your confidence - challenging yourself. When you get on that stage, you probably will be nervous, more or less everyone is - but when you're done, you'll be buzzing! You'll be amazed you pulled it off and people will be telling you, "You were so confident! I could never be so bold to get up in front of everyone..." Keep doing what you're doing, and it really will build up.
Finally - prayer prayer prayer prayer prayer! Pray relentlessly, talk to God whenever you're nervous, ask for His peace and for the absolute confidence that can only come through knowing Him.
Last edited by ImmenseDisciple; Feb 19th 2011 at 02:18 PM.
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