Marcus Aurelius was the last of the five good emperors of Rome, and a stoic philosopher of his time.
In his words, “It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live”
He believed that a man should be willing to bear uncomfortable circumstances if that is what life demands, to live up to his full potential. This is impossible without self-confidence.
Here are a few ways that he recommended to build self-confidence:
- Focus on building your character
- Practice self-acceptance
- Focus on your thoughts
- Take ownership of your life
- Don’t speak too much about yourself
- Remind yourself of death
- Ignore the ‘no’ sayers
- Have an evening confidence ritual
- Make a plan and stop over-thinking
- Keep your word
Which of these do you follow and which do you think is the most impactful?
Let me know your views on this.