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Generate Patterns of Self-Belief

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Can you train yourself to adopt a confident mindset?

Confidence can be developed over time. This learned skill works as a natural mood lifter and anxiety reducer. Whereas anxiety causes people to do less, confidence tends to prompt action.


Setting and achieving goals gives the brain's reward network a little burst of dopamine activity. Taking action can help a person grow in confidence, and even overcome anxiety. Forcing oneself, despite anxiety, to pursue a positive goal helps overcome that anxiety over time.


  • Set small, achievable goals and work to achieve them.
  • Envision a future where real goals are both possible and achievable for you.
  • Accept that no one is perfect and allowing yourself to move forward from mistakes.
  • Identify where you pull back from life, and set goals to take action in those directions.

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