Books on How to Build Self-Confidence
There are many books on how to build self-confidence in the market today. And these books certainly give you lots of choices and lots of great suggestions. The problem is, with all the books on the market, you can easily become overwhelmed and just not know where to begin or which one(s) to pick.
To help you with your decision, here are some useful tips to help you pick the right book for your specific need and circumstances.
Pinpoint the area of your particular problem
Doctors need to diagnose patients in order to give the right medicine. And just like doctors, you need to do your own self-diagnosis on your specific need because there are several books that tackle different issues of the same problem. And when considering books on how to build self confidence you need to find those that resonate well with you and your view on life.
Of course you also want an author that will challenge your present destructive ways of thinking and push you to move outside your comfort zone and try new things.
Don’t just go by title alone
You also need to avoid basing your choice on the title alone. You might end up taking home the wrong one. Be sure to read the overview of the book. There are bookstores that allow customers to scan the pages the books, so utilize this to your advantage.
You could also read books on how to build self confidence from the library to give you a better idea of what works well for you. This way if you find something you like, you can get your own copy and know that it’s actually one that you’ll find useful for your situation.
Consider the author
If you have been buying self-help books for some time, you might have favorite authors or you might have an idea of which author is better based on what you have seen or read about authors on building confidence.
However, if you are a first timer on this subject, you should carefully consider the author by credibility. There is usually an “about the author” section at the back of the book so read it first before making your final purchase.
Ask your therapist or other professional for help
Seeking help from others informed on the subject of self-confidence as to what books they would recommend is another way to go about finding the right book for you. The more the person making the recommendation knows you personally the more likely it will be that they can help you out with your selection.
If you have or are seeing a counselor, then ask your therapist to point you in the right direction and give you some ideas for a book that would further help you build your self-confidence. You might even be fortunate enough to have a therapist who writes his/her own books but make sure the topic discusses your problem area.
Do research on the internet
If you want to make sure that you get the right book, the Internet really is the best place for finding books on how to build self confidence. Just take some time and do your research on the latest and greatest available at this very moment.
There are several sites that offer reviews on various psychology books and texts published on and off line. Or, if you want, you can buy directly over the internet which saves lots of time.
Consider the price
There are books that cost $10 and there are books that cost as much as $40 and up. There is most likely a big difference between the contents of these books but that doesn’t mean the more expensive one will always be the best quality or have the information you need.
The point is, you shouldn’t determine which one is the best choice for you by judging it from the price tag.
Take the necessary action to build your self-confidence
At this point, you surely have an idea of what to do when looking for books on how to build self confidence, but still, you have to bear in mind reading self-help books is not an assurance that you can build your self-confidence. You need to work at it and take the actions recommended in the books or nothing will change.
You need to apply in your real life all of the good suggestions you read and learn from the particular book you have chosen. Reading it and then setting it aside thinking that now things will just magically be different is a cope out. Books are there as a guide when you decide to make changes in your life (inside and out). You’re the one responsible for putting the changes into place by making changes everyday to get you to where you want to be.
Don’t forget, books are not the solution. They’re the catalyst and you and the action you take until you reach your goal are the ultimate solution.