We’re all victims of occasional bouts of self- doubt, even themost successful, charismatic, confident among us have theirmoments of insecurity. Self- confidence can be a very delicateand complex thing. A few are born with it; others learn it earlyon and the rest of us have to learn to build it on our own. 
我们每个人都有自我怀疑的时候,即使最成功最能力超群最自信的人有时也会迷茫。自信是一种微妙复杂的东西。有些人天生就很自信;还有一些人很早就学会了自 信,而我们,也要学会建立我们自己的自信心。
Our confidence plays an important role in ability to achieve success and happiness. It affects ourmental thought patterns, the way we speak, the way we act, and the decisions we make in allareas of our lives – career, money, relationships, and even our health. Confident people take moreaction, perform better, and are more likely to attain their goals. In addition, confident people alsoknow how to take more enjoyment from their accomplishments are happier in general. 
在通向成功和幸福的道路上,自信发挥着重要作用。它影响着我们的思维模式、说话方式、行为方式以及生活的各方面的决定——事业、金钱、人际关系,甚至我们 的健康。自信的人行动更为果敢,办事效率更高,更有可能实现他们的目标。此外,自信的人也明白如何从自己的成就中得到更多的快乐,生活也更加幸福。
Lucky for us, confidence can be built and strengthened until it becomes natural, just as any otherhabit. It simply takes a little time, some effort, and a bit of attention. 
1. Fail More Often
The more challenges you take on, the more failures you’ll have, but learning that you can recover, get up and push forward builds confidence. 
2. Track your accomplishments
Keep a list of successes, big and small. It’ll help you to see your abilities in a more positive (andrealistic) light. 
3. Don’t compare
Stop measuring yourself against others. What you see isn’t always real. Making comparisons is adamaging and an inaccurate measure of success anyway. 
4. Dress for confidence
How we dress affects both how we feel about ourselves and the way others perceive us. Expensiveclothes aren’t necessary. Put emphasis on good fit, good condition, and appropriateness. Don’t beafraid of some color; black is professional, but color gets noticed. 
我们的穿着不仅影响着我们自己的心情,也会影响别人对我们的看法。这并不是说必须得穿昂贵的衣服。重点是衣服要搭配好,质地要精良,适合我们的气质。不要 害怕某些颜色;黑色是会让我们看起来更职业一些,但鲜艳的颜色会吸引更多的目光。

5. Work on your posture
People with lower confidence often tend to have poor posture. Stand up, sit up, and keep yourhead up. It’s an instant confidence booster. 
6. Learn
The more knowledge you acquire, the more confident you will be. Knowledge is power, and themore powerful you feel, the higher your confidence will be. 
7. Fitness
Better physical condition and appearance gives you more body confidence, and as a bonus, theextra endorphins give you an added energy boost. 
8. Start a conversation
When you find yourself in a social situation, instead of gravitating to those people you’recomfortable with, start a conversation with someone you don’t know very well. Eventually gettingto know new people will become easier. 

9. Have miniature goals
Bite sized goals are easier and quicker to achieve and the momentum can give you a boost whenattacking bigger goals. 

10. Raiseyour hand
Volunteer to take on tasks or projects that are a stretch for you. You’ll learn you can do morethan you thought you could and so will others. 
11. Be around confident people
Cultivate relationships with “can- do” people; attitude is contagious. On the other hand, avoid “can’t do” people. It works both ways. 
12. Be your own friend
When you hear that voice in your head, abusing, attacking and belittling you, remind yourself thata friend wouldn’t talk to you in that manner. 

13. Rely on your instincts
When you trust your intuition, and listen to those gut feelings, you’ll become more confident inthe knowledge that you do know what’s right for you. 
14. Keep practicing
Practice the skills you need to succeed. The more you practice, the more confident you become. This is true of every type of skill. 
Confidence helps you to be more secure in your abilities and more positive in your attitude. It alsoencourages you to be more assertive to take on more challenges, and to improve your skills. As anadded benefit, you’ll attract like- minded people. The end result is a better outlook, more success, and a higher quality of life in all areas. 
一个人自信了,就会对自己的能力更加肯定,态度更加积极;也更有劲头接受更多的挑战,并提高自己的技能。此外,自信还会吸引志同道合的人。最终你会拥有更 好的未来,更多的成功,更高质量的生活。