40 Reasons Why You Need To Boost Your Confidence

Boost your confidence

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When I graduated from college, I had a diploma, a degree in English literature, and no idea what I wanted to do with my life.

The week after graduation, I sat at the kitchen table in my mom’s house, scouring the newspaper for a job that seemed remotely interesting and that I might be qualified to do. I came across a headline for a job that read, “Special Events Coordinator.” I had no idea what this job was about, but it sounded fun, particularly since the employer was Macy’s department store. Fashion. Events. Coordinate. I could do those things.

During the interview, the manager left the room for a moment, and I peered over at what she’d written on my resume. She’d written two words: “Blond. Timid.” That definitely wasn’t what I was hoping to see, but it was the truth. I wasn’t confident in myself or my abilities. I left the interview wondering if I’d ever hear back from the woman.

When I got home, I told my mom about the comments and my concern that I wouldn’t get the job. She encouraged me to go for it anyway and contact the manager to let her know how much I wanted the job. “The squeaky wheel always gets the grease,” she said. Even though my heart was pounding, and I felt wildly uncomfortable, I called. And I got the job. That one call was the beginning of  20+ year successful career in public relations.

By stretching myself, taking action in spite of my self-doubts, and acting “as if” I felt more confident than I really did, I set myself up for long-term career and financial success. And I strengthened my confidence in the process. I learned that working to build my confidence was an investment that paid off in life-changing returns in my personal and professional life.

Learning the skills of self-confidence can literally turn your life around. It allows you to reach your potential and achieve your goals in every area of your life.

Here are 40 reasons you need to boost your confidence:

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