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7 Powerful Mindsets of Confident People
On my first day at the FBI Academy, I didn't feel like a superhero. In fact it wasn't until after four grueling months of being placed in dangerous and awkward situations that I built the self-confidence necessary for my career. Boosting confidence is the primary goal of the Academy- before they send agents out with a gun and badge.

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Push through self-limiting beliefs

Somewhere between childhood and adulthood our enthusiasm and natural inclinations to dream big are squashed.

To make it work for you, find your limits by exposing yourself to different si...

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Never confuse memory with facts

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...

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Talk to yourself

The Navy SEALS and Special Forces use the power of positive self-talk as a way of getting through tough times.

Be positive when you talk to yourself.  See things as a challenge ra...

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Overcome your negativity bias

Not every new or different thing is a threat to our survival. This negativity bias can chip away at our confidence. To combat the negativity bias:

  • Come up with 5 p...

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Raise your curiosity levels

If we remain curious, we remain teachable and grow every day. Ask questions and be curious because:

  • It makes your mind active instead of passive.
  • It enco...

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Overcome self-doubt

If you lack self-confidence, you will always feel like you’re at the mercy of other people. When you overcome self-doubt, you will be resilient to life's inevitable obstacles and roadblo...

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Face your fears

When we are afraid, we don't think clearly because our emotions take control. 

It does no good to avoid, deny or ignore the fear. Instead, spend time with your worst fear.  Imagine ...

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It’s okay to feel pain

When we get rejected, our brains register an emotional chemical response so strong, it can physically hurt. 

We go through almost the same stages as if we were grieving (self-blame, trying to win back our rejecter because we hate being disliked, and feeling like a failure). These feelings are healthy and normal, so long as you don’t end up dwelling on them.

It’s not (totally) your fault

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Paradox of Choice

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It means that while increased choice allows us to achieve objectively better results, it also leads to greater anxiety, indecision, paralysis, and dissatisfaction.

Overthinking lowers your performance

Our working memory is what allows us to focus on the information we need to get things done at the moment we’re doing them. It is also in limited supply. You can think of it like our brain’s computer memory. Once it’s used up, nothing more can fit in.

When you overanalyze a situation, the repetitive thoughts, anxiety, and self-doubt decrease the amount of working memory you have available to complete challenging tasks, causing your productivity to plummet.

Overthinking kills your creativity

A recent Stanford study suggests that over-thinking not only impedes our ability to perform cognitive tasks but keeps us from reaching our creative potential as well.

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