3 tips to boost your confidence - TED-Ed - Deepstash
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There are a few tricks that can give you an immediate confidence boost in the short term.

  • Picture your success when you're beginning a difficult task.
  • Listening to music with deep bass can promote feelings of power.
  • You can even strike a powerful pose or give yourself a pep talk.

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Believe in your ability to improve.

Neuroscience supports the growth mindset. The connections in your brain do get stronger and grow with study and practice.

People who have a growth mindset are more successful, getting better grades, and doing better in the face of challenges.

If you have a growth mindset and think your abilities can improve, a challenge is an opportunity to learn and grow.

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Practice failure.

Studies show that those who fail regularly and keep trying anyway are better equipped to respond to challenges and setbacks in a constructive way. They learn how to try different strategies, ask others for advice and perservere.

  • Think of a challenge you want to take on, realize it's not going to be easy, accept that you'll make mistakes and be kind to yourself when you do.
  • Give yourself a pep talk, stand up and go for it.

The excitement you'll feel knowing that whatever the result, you'll have gained greater knowledge and understanding. This is confidence.

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