Confidence is a byproduct of strong self-belief. The more powerful one’s self-belief, the more confidence one is able to summons up when the pressure is on. The answer to the question of how to build confidence boils down to understanding how to increase self-belief because that is what brings on the confidence that empowers us.
When one really believes that they can do well, or that they can win, something extremely powerful is set into motion. Strong self-belief is the key to confidence. Described below is a powerful technique used by champions that excel; described is how to build confidence, and why the technique works. Remember, self-belief is what gets everything going. Once the belief that you really have what it takes is in place at a subconscious level, the belief creates the confidence that puts you in the position to succeed.
The self-belief system lies deep inside the inner mind at an unconscious level; it develops over time since a young age and is formed by input from experiences, memories, and outside influences throughout our lives. If one has a strong self-belief system it can serve up strong confidence as needed. On the other hand, if one has a limiting self-belief system developed over time, the ability to summons up strong confidence is not as great (Gonzalez, 2006).
Knowing how to build confidence lies in understanding how one can improve their self-belief system. Since the belief system lies deep within the inner mind at an unconscious level, one must learn how to set the critical mind aside (which acts as a filter to the inner mind), in order to do the work needed to improve the self-belief system. This is done through relaxation.
The most powerful way that anyone can begin to immediately refine and build up their own self-belief system is by using the tools of relaxation and imagination during daily visualization sessions using what top performers call Imagineering. Champions use the technique to see and feel themselves succeeding in their mind’s eye (imagination), many times over, long before they actually arrive to engage in the event that will require their strongest confidence.
The critical mind is bypassed by going into a state of deep relaxation prior to each visualization session – during which one shows the inner mind how they want things to go. Imagineering is a term first coined by the legendary dreamer, Walt Disney who was a firm believer in value of the practice. By practicing sensory rich visualization during daily twenty minute practice sessions, images and feelings of success are able to reach the subconscious mind and strengthen the self-belief system. Through repetition, this is how to build confidence that can be summons based on a self-belief system that is empowering and free of unconscious limiting beliefs. Other techniques exist that can complement this powerful technique, but always remember, confidence comes from within. Build up the self-belief system using Imagineering.