Motivation speech composed by Francis Atta
Amazing ways of boosting self-confidence.
Truth be told, there is a clear difference between self-confidence and being scared. The two are opposite ends in the sense that the level of
confidence you have and display tells a lot about how far you can go in life. Real confidence helps fasten success. Confidence is built or developed by one’s self, although there are other factors beyond human control, in some circumstances that affect your level of confidence. That notwithstanding there are amazing ways humanly possible to boost one’s confidence and they are as follows.
Another great way of increasing your confidence level is gratitude to one’s self. Take out few moments of your free time to count your blessing, How successful you have been and beat your chest saying “well-done.” This will surely generate a positive vibe within you to encourage yourself to get to work.
A favorite saying goes thus” The way you dress, is the way you will be addressed” the kind of dress you put on has a way of making you feel good or bad. Therefore clothing’s determines your confidence level, how you interact with people and also how you carry yourself when you dress smart and look good, it makes you feel fantastic and totally and on top of your game using this to your advantage can be a real boost to your confidence.
The internal most times controls the externals. The way we feel inside is what manifests outside. We display inform of behavior to others, If we think and act positively towards other people, play nice and not gossip or backbite or even pick nose in their offers is unnecessary. Finding the best of what is another and making good compliments about it will improve your confidence and make you work more on yourself.
Motivational speeches are one of the fastest ways to boost confidence. Listening to motivational speeches especially one from yourself. Doing a little pep talk standing before your mirror stating your achievements, your goals, and strengths, as well as your weakness, can boost your confidence. This works every time.
Sit at first rows
Research shows that people that sit at the front row in school, churches and meeting places are more confident over those that sit at back rows. Reason being that those that sit at the back don’t want to be noticed, But people with high morale and confidence sit at the front. Try sitting in the front row next time you look more confident that way and will concentrate well.
People keep quite at group discussions and meetings because of what people might think or say about their opinions. They are afraid to let their voices be heard because others might think their ideas to be stupid. This is just human assumptions, but in reality, people are more accommodating and even eager to hear what you have to say about issues. Little efforts made towards being outspoken definitely have a way of boosting your confidence and make you look smart.
Think about others
Being selfish or self-centered brings down our confidence level how about when you think less of yourself and think of a way of helping and serving others to the best of your abilities. By making huge contributions towards making the world a better place, you will be building your confidence as well.
I will say that personal looks and appearance has up to 70% influence on an individual’s confidence level. Women who are obese or fat are generally known to be of low self-esteem although there might be exceptions. This is to say that physical appearance also affects confidence. To build your confidence you have to mind what you eat to stay healthy always. You are what you eat.
Just like the ways you walk tell people how confident you are, so also the way you sit does the same and have a way of boosting your confidence. Maintaining a good posture while sitting will surely improve your confidence. Make sure you sit properly and develop a good posture to help improve your confidence anywhere you go.
In conclusion, Rome was not built in a day, so also one’s confidence won’t just come that easy. Therefore, developing a habit of putting these things mentioned to practice is surely a way to go. Good luck!!
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What can be done to maintain steady Mental Energy? fix these habits ASAP!
Two major factors that contribute to a successful and productive day are time management and your mental energy. Many people strive to achieve their goals by managing their time as best as they can but what about the mental energy you need to run with during the day? We must accept that every morning we get a dose of mental energy that might not be sufficient to pull us through each day if it is not properly managed. This is why many people feel mentally drained even before it is 10 a.m. in the morning.
You are experiencing this mental drain because of certain bad habits that set in very early in the morning and cause you to have a mental drain before noon, this is bad for you. So what are these bad habits? We have listed eleven of them below. You should know which of these apply to you and how you can start eliminating their effects on your life.
1.Lack of sleep
There is no better way to replenish your mental energy than sleeping. Unfortunately, many people have compromised their sleeping time to carry out other activities. You will not be missing out on much if you plan your time well to include an adequate time to sleep.
Lack of sufficient sleep will compromise your mental energy reserves. You need to sleep well to avoid being slow mentally.
Tip- Your body will always give you signals when it needs sleep. Never eliminate these signs by taking caffeinated drinks, just go to sleep. Find out how many hours of night sleep you need to feel energized in the morning and stick with it every night.
2. Taking on too many tasks at the same time
Yes we need to work and we also have a life to live but fitting everything in all at once can be overbearing on your mental energy. Many people have to contend with strenuous demands of work life balance, but this can be simplified. Understand your capacities and only agree to do what you can effectively handle at every time. What matters is whatever you do it very well rather than trying to accomplish numerous tasks averagely.
Tip- Consistently practice the habit of prioritizing your activities and you will definitely get better at it. Allow for some free time every day to accommodate any unforeseen tasks that might suddenly come up on your to-do list.
3. Habitual Procrastination
Procrastination takes its toll on your mental energy. It is easy to put off performing some tasks because you don’t feel inspired at that moment. This can easily lead to a pile up of work to do. Handling this will require a lot of mental energy because your workload has been doubled.
Tip- you can fight procrastination by adopting the two-minute rule. This means if a task will take you two minutes to accomplish, just do it quickly and perfectly then move on to the next task. Two-minute breaks in the middle of a task have been proven to be great for the mind without you getting distracted.
4. Striving for unrealistic perfection
There are times when you have done your very best but you fail to realize it. This means you keep trying to make your work better, spending many hours when you have actually reached your highest point of productivity. The pressure put on your mind to exceed your actual capacity can become very overbearing.
It is important to know your work, understanding when you have put in your very best and moving on is important to save up the amount of mental energy required for that task. Don’t push yourself too hard except you know more can realistically be achieved.
Tip- focus your mental energy on developing a good work. Once you have met the basic requirements for a task, you can attempt to improve it but don’t put pressure on yourself looking for errors that are not there.
5. Poor eating habits
There have been many links connecting your mental energy to your diet. Foods that have high sugar contents should be avoided because they can give you a surge of mental energy which will be immediately followed by a decline once the sugar levels drop. You need foods that can sustain your mental energy all through the day,
Eating foods like whole grains, vegetables, fruits and healthy sources of protein will give your body enough energy to sustain your mental energy while you go about your daily activities.
Tip- Adopt a healthy diet. Your diet should include foods like nuts, vegetables, seeds, fish, berries and other foods that have been proven to have the ability to boost brain power. Please avoid caffeine as much as you can.
6. Starting without a plan
Starting without a plan can lead to mental drain because you will need to put in more effort to make a decision, and it takes a lot of effort to make decisions. The absence of a good plan can leave you mentally stranded and this will lead to a waste of time.
We have seen how great men have avoided this bad habit; they have simplified their daily activities by reducing the activities that ask their minds early in the morning. Many successful men like Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs limited their wardrobe to the dressing in a similar way every day. I can bet that it takes them a few minutes to get dressed. Simple decisions like eating a regular breakfast or establishing a simple routine will allow you to have more mental energy which can be focused on other things.
This is worth considering, while you should find out what works for you.
Tip: start planning the events of the next day from today. It might not work out the way you have planned but you will have a plan and a direction. Changes can be easily addressed as the day goes by.
7. Neglecting your hobbies
Engaging in your hobbies regularly is an excellent way to keep up your mental energy. Doing what makes you happy will put you in a better frame of mind to focus on your responsibilities. As you plan your day, include some leisure time to engage in activities that make you happy.
Tip- Find out those hobbies that make you really happy. Some people like to skip just before meals or play some video games. Others might love to read a good book in the evenings. Always make time to do things you love.
What can you do to sustain your mental energy?
Those people who are able to smile at the end of every day have been successfully able to manage their mental energy all through the day. They have mastered this by adopting good habits that prevent mental energy drain.
In reality, there are many ways our mental energies can get compromised. We are constantly faced with responsibilities, the need to make decisions and numerous errands to run. The good news is that there are very many ways to effectively manage your mental energy. Find out which of these methods works best for you and adopt it. You will become a happier and more productive person in a very short time.
We think we know ourselves but do we really? It’s time to evaluate your true-self today!
If we were to ask you questions regarding your friends, you could probably answer them in an instant. However, we aren’t so good with questions about ourselves. Do you know yourself as a person? Sadly, millions of people can’t answer this question because they have been focusing on the ‘what’ rather than the ‘who’. As a prime example of this, we were asked as children ‘what’ we wanted to be when we grew up rather than ‘who’.
If you do one thing this year, find your true self because it can be a rewarding and self-fulfilling process. Today, we have seven things you should be discovering in the time ahead. Once you complete these, you can become the person you want to be.
Values – First and foremost, your personal values are perhaps most important because they explain your opinions and even your actions. What are your beliefs and do you know exactly why these factors are important for you? Over time, you should also learn just how committed you are to these beliefs and they begin to form your opinions and help to make important decisions.
Passions – If we were to ask you to list ten things you enjoy doing, we could almost guarantee that most of the activities would be with friends. Although this is great, we want you to spend some time alone and find out what you really enjoy. What activities capture your whole attention and imagination? Of course, we are all unique so this is likely to be different to everyone else you know.
Strengths – Along with your passions, you can also find your strengths and where your natural abilities lay. In all likelihood, you have different strengths to everyone else around you so there is no point acting like somebody else. Instead, you can find your own strengths and be your own person.
Limitations – On the flip side, we all have limitations and things that, no matter how hard we try, we just cannot get right. For some reason, we beat ourselves up for this but even the people you admire most have things at which they cannot excel; there is nobody in the world that can do everything well. As long as you know this, you can focus your energy on your strengths instead.
Tendencies – In truth, we all have tendencies whether it is to jump into ideas head first or procrastinate for a period of days and weeks. If you recognize your tendencies, you can better analyze your personality whilst pinpointing areas that could be improved. Eventually, you will know how these tendencies contribute or harm your strengths and limitations.
Goals – As mentioned at the beginning, who do you want to be when you grow older? Even if you think you’re ‘old’ now, who do you want to be in five, ten, or twenty years’ time? Remember, all goals need to be SMART; specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-related.
Direction – Finally, where is your direction in life and where is your true self-going to direct you in the coming years? As soon as you understand the first six factors, the direction will take care of itself. Often, we spend too long focusing on the destination when the journey itself is the most important factor. Once you choose a direction that represents YOUR happiness, you can be confident that you will enjoy the life that unfolds before you!
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Leaving your comfort zone | Self Development
Many people have come to understand the importance of setting self-development goals but actualizing these dreams will take a proactive attitude. It is actually easier to stay within your comfort zone, where you will not be bothered with the challenges of self-development. On the other side, there are enormous potentials in pushing your limits to achieve your dreams the thrill that comes with surprising yourself when you achieve can be a really amazing and encouraging feeling. You will definitely be on your way to becoming a better version of yourself. Do you want to break out of your comfort zone? The following ideas will help you devise the best way to go about doing this.
- Facing your fears
No one has actually experienced a perfect life, the truth is happy people have faced their fears and conquered them or found ways to deal with them effectively. Acknowledging that there must be challenges will bring you to the point where you will have to make a decision either to stand and face your fears or run away from them. Sadly, running away from our fears has never made them go away. Now, how can you defeat your fears? The best way to go about this is by getting enlightened about the situation. With the right information, you will know what you must do to overcome your fears. It is common to hear people laugh about how long they had let a situation control them, only if they had known it would be this easy to overcome the challenge, they would have been free a long time ago.
2. Be Informed and embrace the process
Developing the mind is crucial to actualizing self-development; this is what education does for you. Without education, your mind will not be challenged to seek more than you already have. It creates an exposure that informs you about better things and features that even you can possess and enjoy. Getting an education will also empower you with the right information to know if your fears about breaking free from your comfort zone are actually valid.
Stepping out of your comfort zone should be a gradual process. This can be easily achieved by setting “easy” short-term goals. Achieving these goals will give you the confidence to go for bigger challenges ahead.
A good example is someone who finds it difficult to make friends or carry on a good conversation might end up never trying all through their lives if they never come out of their comfort zone. The gradual steps to take in this case will be to begin by acting friendly, greet people with a smile and soon you will realize that the people around you are more than willing to sit and have a talk with you.
3. Be Adventurous
Being bold enough to do the things you wouldn’t normally do will ease you out of your comfort zone quicker than you think. This is the time to think about these things you have always wanted to do but for many reasons felt fear at the thought of doing them. You can make a list and start from the easy options then work your way up the list until your confidence levels are at a high you never thought was achievable. While you are at this, know that people around you will notice the changes and they will comment on how good it suits you, this will be encouraging too. Always remember, approaching a new idea armed with the right information about it can never go wrong.
4. Seize every opportunity to meet new people
There are very many interesting people out there. It is even more encouraging to know that there are many gifted people from whom you can learn a lot of new things. Welcoming new knowledge will put you on the highway of excellence and greatness in everything you do. Meet new people, start great conversations with them by asking meaningful questions and you will be happy you did.
5. Never forget your achievements
As you head towards a point for self-actualization and development, you should remember your achievements along this path no matter how small they are. This will help you maintain a positive frame of mind to keep at it knowing there are better things in the future just waiting for you. Staying positive is vital to attaining a high level of self-development. Sadly, there will be other people who have never stepped out of their comfort zones, they will try to discourage you, your positive mental attitude will shut out their pessimism and you will achieve your goals.
BONUS: Find a friend who is extroverted
Generally, spending time with people who have the qualities we desire will help us come out of our comfort zone. In the case of our example here, spending time with a friend who finds it easy to make friends will be very helpful because you will be witnessing firsthand how easy it is for them to chat with other people.
The feeling of fear is normal, we all experience fear when we are about to do something that we haven’t done before. Having the right information is the key to achieving success. You can deal with fear by practicing activities like special breathing patterns to ease your mind, meditation and the use of effective mantra, positive imagination or listening to music. Find out what works for you and go with it, but you must never quit because the “you” who will emerge from this process will be an amazing person.
Life should be free from limitations that can hinder your potential to succeed!
Creating limits can cause barriers that will influence your levels of success in your personal life and at work. Assume your life is on a freeway, you cannot stay in one spot, and you must keep moving forward.
This might go against all you have ever known while growing up but the truth is, human lives are not governed by any defined limits. This means you can become an over achiever and at this height of success, there will still be numerous avenues for growth yet to be explored.
The scientists have told us that we will only use a small fraction of our brains capacities all through our lives, this might be true but I am sure that with the breakthroughs and innovations we are currently witnessing in the world, a lot of brain power is being exerted towards achieving the unthinkable.
These remarkable achievements and unbelievable breakthrough happen because the people behind them did not entertain the thoughts of any limitation to what they could achieve, they were dedicated enough to work very hard to achieve their goals.
These words- hard work and dedication have frequently been used by people who have gone on to achieve great things worthy of global commendation. This simply means that success is right within your grasp if only you can apply the principles behind these words.
There is no time limit to dictate when you will eventually achieve your goals, but what is certain is that with hard work and dedication, you will surely make it in every way. The following 5 methods of finding success have been scientifically proven to work if they are carried out the right way. Grab a pen and take important notes because you are about to read some life changing tips that will make you a better and happier person.
1. You still got limits?
There are many examples to show that human beings have refused to acknowledge that they should consider limitations in anything they do. We see many instances where people are constantly pushing themselves beyond the expected limits to achieve greater things. If you have ever watched the Paralympics you will know that limitation only exist in our minds, when you see what physically disabled people are able to achieve just by sheer hard work and belief in their abilities.
You create boundaries when you set limitations in your life, a mental reminder will not fail to alert you that it is time to quit when you attain the point of limit that has been pre-acknowledged. The sad part is that you could have continued effortlessly if you had not set any limits.
2. Get out of your comfort zone
This is a commonly used phrase and I am happy it is that popular because many people don’t even realize what their comfort zone is and how it has limited them in many ways.
Your comfort zone is allowing yourself to perform just within the limits you are comfortable with, an extent that requires no extra sacrifice from you. Comfort zones are limiting zones, no one who operates within their comfort zone ever achieves anything meaningful because greater achievements in the same field will be revealed by people who worked harder.
Set new limits, if you initially swam 3 laps, try swimming 5 the next time. Not only will you realize you were able to do this but you will find out it will become an easy achievement with constant practice. Then you can set new limits to push yourself further.
Some easy tips to step out of your comfort zone include, set goals to learn something new about your career or interests every day.
3. Get Laser-Focused!
The intensity of your focus on achieving your goals will ultimately determine how well you will succeed. A disciplined and focused mind will not be distracted from chasing a goal; distraction can lead to waste of time and an unfortunate case of derailing from the path of achieving your goals.
What you can do about this is to start now. It is wonderful to know that consistent practice can help you develop a focused mind. Do you have a goal? Start by focusing your mind on doing something that will bring you closer to achieving this goal every day.
4. It’s about adopting a health and productive routine
There are many productive and healthy activities you can adopt that will complement the effort your mind and body will exert while you focus on achieving your goals.
Good sleep will aid your mind, and keep you healthy. Health challenges can be a big distraction from you goals so you have to stay healthy. A balanced diet will also supply the necessary nutrients your body and brain needs to function properly.
To achieve anything that is worthy of an accolade, you need a sound and alert mind, this means staying away from drugs and alcohol. Never compromise good sleep and a healthy diet also takes time to play.
5. Schedule time for yourself!
Remember that you are human; you might not have all the answers every time. It is a good idea to take a break when it feels like you are not in the mood to push your mind. At this state, you might just become frustrated so take a break. Do something else for fun, go out with friends. You will find out that your mind will be refreshed and ready to be pushed when you return back to your work.
This necessary distraction helps if you can do it in a controlled way.
Nothing really worthwhile comes easy. There is always a level of sacrifice you have to pay to enjoy remarkable rewards. The secret is to believe in your dreams, never accommodate the thought of failure. You will never fail when you have the right information so seek the right information, always be learning new things.
Hard work and focus will get you right to the door of success; even then you will still need to overcome any limitations to go through the door of success.
Often, we talk about how to be successful but what happens when this success is slow in the making?
When this happens, we look for ways to speed it up because we just want to see results immediately. In truth, this is because we tend to focus all our attentions on the end result rather than the process of getting there. Suddenly, we want overnight success, but these are unrealistic expectations.
Journaling and Meditation – When we strive towards success, there will be small achievements as well as little disappointments along the way. Over time, this requires integrity, stamina, and courage if you are to keep going. Sadly, we seem to focus on what isn’t working rather than what is, and this leads to constant disappointment and demotivation.
Instead, you should be looking to change your mindset to focus on what is working. To do this, we have two simple tips – meditation and journaling. With the latter, you can start each day by noting something or someone you’re grateful for and this will help to focus and realize how lucky you are. If you have many things for which you are grateful, it shows that you are definitely doing something right.
As mentioned, we also like mediation. At times, it gets a poor reputation, but this is only because people don’t take the time to learn what it’s all about. Essentially, the aim of meditation is to remove all judgments and thoughts because this allows the unconscious mind to take over. In this state, you can focus on your goals, enable your creative side, and ensure that you’re on the right path.
Take Action – If success is a little slow so far, you need to question the action you have been taking. In many cases, people believe that they are acting when, in truth, there is a lot more they could be doing. If you have been holding back, ask yourself why this is the case. If you decide that this is definitely the path you desire, take some risks, get out of your comfort zone, and propel yourself forward to reach your goals. Every day, write a list of tasks that will move you forward. If you don’t do them, you need accountability so tell your friends and phone them at the end of the day. As soon as you get used to doing this every day, you will be making progress.
Be Patient – Sometimes, success takes hard work; it takes determination; it requires risks and tremendous leaps of faith. Other times, it just requires a little patience. As long as you are doing all you can and you aren’t ending days or weeks with regret, you know that it will come in good time. If you originally wanted overnight success, this patience will be tough, but it will be worth it in the end.
Conclusion – Success is an interesting thing; above all else, it is subjective. What does success mean? For you, it may mean reaching the top of your industry and being a well-known figure. For others, it means having the financial security to support their family. As soon as you find your definition of success, you need to work hard, focus on what is working, and practice patience. Once you master this, success is just a matter of time.
Here are 7 daily morning routines that will set a positive tone to your day.
The world’s most successful people are early birds. They set their day for success with these practices:
Healthy Sleep – In truth, every day starts the night before, so you need to achieve at least seven hours of sleep. In life, we tend to try and eat healthily, get exercise, and develop all sorts of habits but all of this becomes harder when we don’t achieve enough sleep. According to the National Sleep Foundation, there are around 70 sleep disorders that affect 40 million Americans. Therefore, you need to spend some time getting to know your body and receiving help if you cannot get a good night’s rest.
Meditation – If you are religious, you can pray and if not just indulge in a short meditation session. Even if it is just 10-15 minutes, this quiet time by yourself should be focusing on gratitude for what you have as well as the desire for what you want to achieve both short- and long-term.
Physical Activity – Even if you can’t make it to the gym in the mornings, go for a short run, walk, or workout in the garden. Once you get the heart pumping, you will improve your mood and get ready for the day ahead. Working out first thing in the morning will help kickstart your metabolism and overall energy levels.
Consume Protein – According to experts, around 30 grams of protein after waking prevents hunger spikes later in the day and keeps you full for longer. Rather than going for the toast or bagels, try and look towards eggs and meats. Even if you don’t eat dairy or meat, you will find your fix from greens, nuts, seeds, and so on.
Cold Shower – In 2007, a study revealed that cold water is better in the shower because it promotes physical and mental wellbeing. Why? According to the research, the cold water activates neuro-chemicals that improve your mood which sets you up for the day.
Get Inspired – Rather than scrolling through social media, find something that inspires you and does it in the early morning. For example, you might prefer an audiobook, a book, music, or whatever it may be. To save time, you could do this while exercising.
Review Your Vision – By now, your goals should be written down on paper, and you should read them every morning. If you read these goals and your plan in the morning, you will be less inclined to procrastinate through the day.