Want to be relentlessly confident? Try these 9 habits…

Want to be relentlessly confident? Try these 9 habits…

How can I develop self-confidence and self-esteem? originally appeared on Quora – the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.

  1. You are going to die, bro – You are going to die, and when you die no one is going to remember that you didn’t answer the question right, no one is going to remember that you said something awkward after class. Remind yourself that you’re going to die, so you don’t take the small things so seriously.
  2. Take improv classes – I have done Toastmasters, studied trial advocacy and performed standup every night for almost a year, but improv classes are by far the most efficient way to develop social confidence. It makes you get good at talking with confidence, and the teacher will make you do things that get you WAY out of your comfort zone.
  3. Realize that all socialization is a game – When you’re talking to an old friend, you could be playing the nostalgia game. When you’re talking with a girl at the bar, you’re playing the flirting game. Interview, the interview game. Every type of interaction is a different kind of social game with different rules. Figure out the rules and strategies for the social setting you’re about to go into, and that way you can be as much as yourself as possible without worrying how you will be received…

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