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Do these 8 things daily, and you'll feel better about yourself

Stan Popovich is the author of “A Layman’s Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non Resistant Methods”.For additional info go to:

They may seem small, but these easy attitude adjustments make a big difference

Do you have trouble building up your self-confidence? If so, you are not alone. Everybody has trouble with building self-esteem in today’s world. The key is to be persistent, and to find the ways to improve your confidence so you can be successful in life.

Here are eight easy suggestions to increasing your self-esteem in your life.

1. Know your weaknesses and strengths

It's important to know what you're good at. Taking a skills assessment test is a great way to determine your strengths and weaknesses. Once you realize your skill sets, the next step is to focus on the things you are good at doing. A person can't be good at everything, so don’t take yourself too seriously.

2. Accept yourself

You are unique in this world. It is important to not beat yourself up over the things you have trouble doing. Instead of complaining about your weaknesses, try to find ways to improve your life. Take a class at a community college to learn a new skill. Accept yourself for who you are.

3. Remember your successes

Many people downplay their successes and focus on the things they struggle with. This is a mistake. Always remind yourself of your past accomplishments, no matter how small they may be. Do not downplay the positive parts of your life. Stop focusing on the negative parts of your life.

4. Read positive affirmations

It is important to discover things that make you feel confident. Read a self-help book or look for inspiration online, then write down all of things that motivate you. Find something positive on a daily basis, and reflect on what you can do to improve your situation. Don’t focus on the things that make you feel anxious and fearful.

5. Think about your future

Do not live your life for others. Spend a lot of time and energy thinking through what you really want in life, and decide what you want to achieve. Once you know what you want to accomplish, write it down and use it as motivation.

6. Create goals

Set achievable goals on a regular basis, and then take small steps to accomplish them. Make sure your goals are measurable, and monitor your progress. Don’t get upset if you don’t accomplish all your goals. You can always change your goals to be more achievable, after all.

7. Talk to other successful people

Talking to other successful people is key, because it helps you get a better perspective on your life. Listening to other people’s challenges and accomplishments can go a long way to make you feel better about yourself. You can also learn new ways to overcome your obstacles in your own life from them.

8. Be persistent

Do not give up on achieving your goals. Learn from your mistakes, and try to improve on your situation. Do not make excuses, or tell yourself why you should quit or give up. Sometimes, it takes a lot of effort to be good at self-esteem. The key is to keep at it until you get what you want.

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