You have probably noticed some people at work, school, and in your daily life that always appear to be self confident and on top of world.

Everything seems to go right for these people and they always seem to present themselves as calm, collected and successful in everything they do.

If you are paying attention you have probably noticed that these self confident people usually are successful in every area of their lives.

Is this because they are smarter? Or is it because they have more money? Or are they are just fortunate?

The reality is that none of these things are necessarily true. Self confident people understand the impact of believing in themselves and relying on their abilities.
This confidence ultimately creates opportunities for success and with each new success another self confidence building block is put into place. Success builds upon success reinforcing self confidence with each new achievement.

Self confident people perceive themselves as able to achieve the things they set out to do and this perception creates reality in their lives.

Perception creates reality. You can become the person you want to be. You may have heard it said that if you believe it you can achieve it.

So begin by believing in yourself, acting on that belief and you will start building self confidence in your life.

Here are some helpful tips to build self confidence one step at a time.

1. Write a list of your strong points.
Note all the positive things about yourself and the things that you are good at doing. Think of compliments you have received or things that come easily to you. It doesn't matter what it is, if it's good, write it down.

2. Choose two of those things that you want to work on to improve more.
To succeed concentrate on the areas you are already good at. This will build your self-confidence. Success builds upon success.

3. Exude confidence even if you don't feel like it.
Talk to yourself in an encouraging way. Avoid negative thoughts and people as much as you can.
Surround yourself with positive, confident, and successful people. This will become a habit and one that will build confidence.

4. Look at yourself in a different way than you are used to doing.
You can change your life and help your confidence level to rise. See yourself as the self- confident person you want to be and before you know it you will become that person.

If you have a set-back do not let it get the best of you. Remember the times when you exhibited self-confidence and how good it felt and then try again. Each time you do this it will help you to build confidence and confidence building will become a way of life.