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25 Killer Actions to Boost Your Self-Confidence

25 Killer Actions to Boost Your Self-Confidence
Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit. – E.E. Cummings By Leo Babauta One of the things that held me back from pursuing my dreams for many years was fear of failure … and the lack of self-confidence that I needed to overcome that fear. It’s something we all face, to some degree, I think. The key question: how do you overcome that fear? By working on your self-confidence and self-esteem. I still have those fears, undoubtedly. This post was inspired by reader Nick from Finland, who asked for an article about self-worth and self-confidence: Many of the things you propose make people feel better about themselves and actually help building self-confidence. Truer words have never been spoken. As an aside, I know that some people make a strong distinction between self-esteem and self-confidence. You can do this by taking control of your life, and taking control of your self-confidence. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

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What Are 5 Books That Can Change Your Life? I recently posted about five of my must-read books. Here are a few more that have really made a difference in my life: 1) 59 Seconds: Change Your Life in Under a Minute What is it? 6 Things to Do When You Feel Overwhelmed The alarm sounds. You slowly roll over to hit the snooze, and out of instinct, you grab your phone. Just going to scroll through my Twitter or Facebook feeds to make sure I didn’t miss anything, you tell yourself. Before you know it, you’re rushing to the shower, grabbing a cereal bar, throwing on some clothes, yelling at the kids to put on their clothes and sprinting to school or work. Arriving at your desk, you re-read the same emails that have been in your inbox for days but you don’t want to address. You pull up Facebook and Twitter on your browser.

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