7 Mental Hacks to Be More Confident in Yourself

Confidence is like a ladder.

You need to move from one rung to the next with nothing more than a belief you can do it and that the ladder will support you.

Lack of confidence is the root of many of life’s issues and this neat listicle from Success.com gives us 7 “hacks” to be more confident in ourselves.

My favourite?

2. Never confuse memory with facts.

Our memory does not store information exactly as it’s presented to us. Instead we extract the gist of the experience and store it in ways that makes the most sense to us. That’s why different people witnessing the same event often have different versions.

Your brain has a built-in confirmation bias. That means it stores information that is consistent with your own beliefs, values and self-image. This selective memory system helps keep the brain from getting overloaded with too much information.

So recognize that your memory does not always provide you with accurate information. For example if you have low self-esteem, your brain tends to store information that confirms your lack of confidence. That will be all you remember about a specific event.


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