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3 Tips to Boost Your Confidence

Updated: Dec 28, 2020

Man training on the soccer field

Are you looking to boost your confidence on or off the field?

Then you've come to the right place.

In this post I'll share 3 tips that can increase your confidence today.

Let's get started!

1. Give Credit Where Credit is Due

The first step to develop confidence in yourself is to give credit where credit is due.

This means that you acknowledge your successes, talents, and abilities. For some people, this can be uncomfortable at first.

It might feel like you're bragging or being cocky. But you don't have to brag in order to give yourself the credit that you deserve.

If someone says “Great job!” just say thanks and accept it.

Don’t downplay or talk away your successes.

Acknowledge them and you will find that success brings more success.

Plus, you will feel better too.

2. Weed Out Negative Thoughts

The next step is to weed out negative thoughts.

One way to do this is to log your thoughts in a journal.

At night after a game, write down any negative thoughts you had before, during, or after the match.

This will help you identify negative things you say to yourself.

Then work on replacing those thoughts with positive thoughts and you will boost your confidence like crazy!

It’s like taking out the trash and replacing it with a fresh new bag.

Awareness is the key. Once you know what the negative thoughts are you can start removing them from your life.

3. Believe in Yourself

The last step is to believe in yourself. Sometimes no one will believe in you, but YOU.

You have to be your #1 fan 100 percent of the time.

Believing in yourself all comes down to your mind.

If you can win the game in your mind, you can win the game on the field.

Remember, your potential is unlimited. You can accomplish anything if you set your mind to it.

No matter what anyone else thinks, never stop believing in yourself.

This is the essence of confidence and you can develop it one day at a time.

Bonus Tip

Another great way to boost your confidence is to read this book. See the post I did about it here.

Picture of book entitled, "Playing Out of Your Mind"

It's the single best soccer investment I ever made.

It's filled with tips that can help you master the mental side of your game.


Any player can develop confidence with enough practice and determination, and that includes you. Be patient. It takes time.

If you apply them, these tips will help you build confidence in yourself and in your game.

You can achieve way more than you think.

Good luck!

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