How to be more confident in yourself is a natural process when done right!
Many years ago, before books upon books were written about how to develop your confidence, I was one of those people who would get a tummy ache just from someone saying “hi” to me.
Confidence comes from knowing who you are as well as having a clear perception of your relationship with others. Realizing you are capable of achieving your goals comes from an understanding of know what abilities you possess as well, which one you should build upon.
I’m pretty sure it is something which we all face at one time in our life.
Of course, some are darn confident about themselves.
And I’m happy for them!
But this post is for those who lack self-confidence but want to become more confident in themselves.
Tell you the truth even though I have become a more confident person, I still have fears which sometimes get in the way.
But luckily I have some excellent books which teach you how to be more confident in yourself. When I read one of my self books, I’m back to being on top of the world again.
At one time before I started reading self-help books, like yourself, I wondered how a book could help me?
What I learned from books, due to my love of reading, I could not have learned from anywhere else.
I’m a very visual person when it comes to the written word. I feel as though I learn more from the written word; then I would from watching videos.
Below I outlined three books that will show you how to become more confident in yourself.
Even if you read just one, apply it thoroughly, you will notice a difference immediately.
Awaken the Giant Within
This book comes from the powerhouse, Anthony Robbins!
The length of this book may seem overwhelming at first, but once you get into it, it’s hard to put down.
Tony Robbins teaches you how to master:
- Emotional health
- Mental health
- Physical health
He has an exuding type of energy which comes through the book.
I can only imagine what his motivational speeches are like!
Not only is he writing, but his marketing strategies come through really well too. Whenever we think of motivational speakers, the name Tony Robbins pops up quite often.
This amazing man has reached over 4 million people in over 100 different countries. Tony wrote “Awaken the Giant Within” Back in 1991. It is still one of the best-selling books at Amazon.
This book teaches you how to build a desire to change something which isn’t working in your life.
This book is packed with neurolinguistic programming. The book will teach you how to reprogram your system naturally.
As you read the book, you’re required to take action. This specific action goes on to reprogram your nervous system.
Who Should Read This Book:
- Anyone who wants a new direction in their life
- Those who are interested in making better decisions
- Those are ready to take control of what happened in their life
One thing I really found interesting was how singing could help you quit eating chocolate!
Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway
Susan Jeffers explains how fear gets in the way of getting what we want.
In her book, she teaches us how to lead an actively committed and empowered life, moving away from fear.
She shows us that our perceptions are what colors our world as well as determines our reality.
Susan suggests that we take responsibility for the situation, which can lead us to total fulfillment.
Her book is based on five truths about fear:
- Fear is a part of the package of growing
- To get rid of the fear you need to go out and face it
- Each little step you take you will face fear
- Everyone faces fear
- Pushing past fear is better than feeling helpless
This book was written in 1987, yet it is still gold.
Susan’s message in this book is to make you believe in your dreams. She does this by showing you that once you reach your limits, don’t stop moving forward.
She teaches you how to handle fear like a pro. Sometimes we need to reeducate ourselves into accepting fear as part of our evolvement.
Her focus on positive thinking is to reduce the fear, which happens at the end of a negative thought.
Reprogram your subconscious to think differently is delivered quite well in this book.
Who Should Read This Book:
- People who want to learn how to cope with fear
- Individuals who wish to be happier
- Anyone who wants to learn how to be more committed
What I really like in this book is how she teaches you to experience new things with the existence of fear!
The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem
Nathaniel Branden hones in on how self-esteem helps to achieve better living.
I like how Nathaniel weaves his own story into the writing. It brings a more personal touch and creates empathy for his story.
It’s this empathy that teaches us how to have better self-esteem, which leads to a more comfortable chosen path that we want to follow.
In this book, Branden incorporates that self-esteem is not boasting or arrogance, but instead that it is healthy to feel good about ourselves.
He draws on a lifetime of clinical practice and research to offer a concrete definition of how to be more confident in yourself while raising your self-esteem.
What you will learn in this book is:
- Increased awareness
All these combined will help you to raise your self-esteem, but you will need to follow the path he lays out on how to do it.
He also explained how self-esteem is the immune system of consciousness. It’s an innate ability which we need to handle life’s difficulties.
Who Should Read This Book:
- Those who are interested in taking concrete steps to raise their self-esteem
- Anyone who’d like to learn to build a safe place that supports self-esteem
- Anyone who wants to build better relationships with others
What I really liked is how calcium and self-esteem are related!
How to be more confident in yourself requires you to develop a belief in who you are.
Read my post about how to Discover Who You Really Are to gain more insight into yourself
Anyways, in my opinion, these three books are pretty good at explaining that. They go above and beyond of how it feels to be really confident about yourself.
I would say purchase all three but if not at least purchase one of them as they are equally matched.
Let me know in the comments below what you do to build up your confidence.