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8 Books You Can Read To Boost Self Confidence

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“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.”

– Marie Curie

Self-confidence is a state of mind!

A feeling, a state of mind and a way of being which can be created.

Lack of self-esteem and confidence can make you feel unsafe and lonely.

Self-love and acceptance denote the way you perceive yourself as an individual and are required for living a peaceful life.

We all seek success and happiness at various stages of life, and it is important to have some type of inspiration and help in this pursuit.

All we need is a little push, which may come from within as well as with the help of some outside force.

We have compiled a list of books from experts in this field who have spent their lives researching and implementing methods you can use for making your life smooth by following the footsteps of experienced people.

The methods have been tried and tested practices, giving you a ready platter at your hands.  They are being experimented by people before being presented to you.

Go ahead and have a look!

1. The Confidence Gap: From Fear to Freedom

A Self-help book for gaining long-lasting confidence and overcoming fear. The Confidence Gap uses mindfulness therapy to effectively handle negative thoughts and feelings. And how to use those thoughts as your inspiration and motivation. This book is instructive and reassuring.

“What holds you back is not fear, but your attitude towards it. The tighter you hold on to the attitude that fear is something ‘bad’ and you can’t do the things you want until it goes away, the more stuck you will be.”
― Russ Harris

2. The Self Confidence Workbook: A Guide to Overcoming Self-Doubt and Improving Self-Esteem

As the title suggests, the author focuses on actively building self-confidence in our everyday life.
The book states that self-confidence starts with knowing yourself, facing fears, practicing acceptance, and self-compassion with a gold-oriented strategy.

“Remember, self-confidence doesn’t mean you won’t sometimes fail. But you’ll know you can handle challenges and not be crippled by them.”
― Barbara Markway

3. The Magic of Thinking Big

If you are looking for a book to be more successful in life, think bigger, and be motivated, then this is the right one for you. This book will help you to overcome fear, set up goals, and think positively.

“When you believe you can do it, the how-to-do-it will follow. The how-to-do-it always comes to the person who believes he can do” David J. Schwartz

4. The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem

Discover the core principles and building blocks for having good self-esteem. You will learn definitely something exciting almost on every page. This book also contains exercises that open your mind, making you aware that you are a much better person than anticipated.

“Some people stand and move as if they have no right to the space they occupy. They wonder why others often fail to treat them with respect–not realizing that they have signaled others that it is not necessary to treat them with respect.”
― Nathaniel Branden

5. The Gifts of Imperfection

This is one of those books which can help you change your life and also your self-interpretation. You will find tips for keeping your soul in a good state of mind and also to live a wholehearted life. This game-changing book by Brené Brown will help you learn the importance of self-acceptance, worth, and improvement.

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
― Brené Brown

6. Daring Greatly

This No.1 New York Times Bestseller, will give you a new vision of the way we live and also teaches us how the vulnerability is the core of various emotions such as fear, grief and disappointment.

“When we shut ourselves off from vulnerability, we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives.” – Brené Brown

7. You Are a Badass

27 of inspiring stories which help in identifying oneself and making productive changes. You will get to know how to change the self-sabotaging beliefs leading to behaviors that stop you from getting what you want from within.

“When we’re happy and all in love with ourselves, we can’t be bothered with the bullshit (our own or other people’s).”  – Jen Sincero

8. What to Say When You Talk to Your Self

When one suffers from low self-esteem and lack of confidence, he may not realize that he is building a habit of putting himself down mentally and verbally. This book teaches you to be more disciplined about your way of thinking and make you aware of how your thoughts turn into your behaviors and actions.

“You will become what you think about most; your success or failure in anything, large or small, will depend on your programming—what you accept from others, and what you say when you talk to yourself.” – Shad Helmstetter

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