Do you suffer from low self-esteem? Do you lack confidence in yourself? If so, life can be fairly miserable. On the other hand, people with high self esteem and self confidence go through life with a positive attitude and good things seem to happen to them.

Would you like to boost your self confidence? Here are seven different things you can do.

1. Do Not Dwell On The Past

Certainly we all regret things we have done in the past. Regrets aren’t bad because they can help us see where we have made mistakes and perhaps even hurt others we love. There is no greater waste of time than dwelling on the past because we cannot change it.

2. Learn From The Past

If you have gone through a negative experience in the past, turn it into a positive. If something bad happened, use the experience to avoid similar pitfalls in the future. Did you have a positive experience in the past? Dwell on ways you can repeat it. The past should be our teacher — not our master.

3. Don’t Spend Time With Negative People

We are around negative people all the time, but we don’t have to give them power over us. Why listen to people who complain about everything? You know the ones who say: “The boss is incompetent, the company sucks, the president is a moron, the system is out to get us! “

People who blame all their problems on others take no responsibility for their own actions. That shows a lack of self confidence and spending too much time listening to their propaganda will pull you down.

4. Spend More Time Around Positive Thinkers

There is an old proverb that says “iron sharpens iron.” People who are positive thinkers also rub off on others. Spend more time around people with positive outlooks.

5. Don’t Assume You Cannot Change

If you believe the hand life dealt you is all you can ever have you are refusing to accept responsibility for your life.

Don’t do this. Don’t do it to your kids and don’t do it to other people. Assume things can get better and then work to make it happen. Yes, it will take time to adjust your attitude, but you will never develop self confidence until you try.

6. Love Your Fellow Man

Unhealthy preconceived notions and prejudices are unfair and distorted. If you dwell on erroneous information you will begin to believe it and act on it.
Just become someone believes something does not make it true.

It is always best to consider your fellow man your equal, no matter his social station in life. Showing concern and compassion for others is a wonderful way to build self esteem in yourself.

7. Develop a Spiritual Viewpoint

Having a spiritual view of life may or may not mean having a deep faith in God. What it does mean is you come to appreciate there are things greater than yourself and have a rightful place among them.

A person who has no spiritual outlook sees only the material world and lacks a sense of purpose. That person develops the physical attitude that nothing is more important than eating, drinking and being merry — for tomorrow we all shall die.

If you suffer from a lack of self confidence, perhaps incorporating these seven steps in your life will help you to boost your sense of self worth.