Positive Thinking Does Not Give You Confidence


ConfidenceYou normally associate confidence with positive thinking, positive attitude and a strong will power. People often miss out a vital ingredient in their confidence building strategies.

I used to lack confidence. This meant that there were several situations that I found extremely uncomfortable:

  • Finding myself in a room of complete strangers.
  • Giving a presentation to a room full of people.
  • Attending a job interview
  • Asking a girl out on a date

Gradually I learnt how to build confidence and now, though I am still a little shy, I can cope with most social situations.

How do you start to build your confidence? Some people start with positive thinking.

Though positive thinking plays a part, you can start by trying a much simpler technique.

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Why Bother to Find Happiness?


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You Can’t Find Happiness Through Money – Or Can You?


Bill Gates

Cover of Bill Gates

Many people believe that money makes you happy. Though there is little evidence that you can find happiness this way, there is a way that money can lead to happiness.

 

How often have you had thoughts such as:

 

  • If only I could drive a fast sports car I would find happiness
  • If only I had an extra $500 a week in my salary then I would be happy
  • If only I won the lottery then I would be the happiest person I know
  • If only my parents would give me some money now instead of after they die then this would make me happy

Nobel Prize winner in economics Daniel Kahneman says:

 

“The belief that high income is associated with good mood is widespread but mostly illusory.

 

People exaggerate the contribution of income to happiness because they focus, in part , on conventional achievements when evaluating their life or the lives of others.”

 

However there is one way that money can make you happy.

 

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How to Save Money – Be Happy!


 

English: "Running with the seagulls"...

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Positive Psychology shows you the route to take in order to become happy.  Although few people count the cost of becoming happy in monetary terms, it is useful to ask the question:  How can being happy save me money?

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Can Creative Thinking be Learnt?

Can Creative Thinking be Learnt?


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Positive self growth

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Does the law of attraction work?


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I’ve been reading stuff about the Law of Attraction lately.  The simple version of the law of attraction is: [Read more…]