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Learn 50 ways to improve yourself with the tips in these Howcast videos.
You Will Need
- A martial arts course (optional)
Write a list of fears
Write down your biggest fears.
Think of solutions
Think of actions you can take to reduce specific fears. If you get panicky when you have to make a presentation at work, sign up for a public speaking seminar, and so on.
Research your fears - many are irrational. For example, once you know that airplane makers throw entire flocks of dead birds into engines to test their ability to handle such an event, you can strike that one off your list.
Learn martial arts
Consider taking up martial arts. Research shows that people who practice them have lower levels of anxiety and higher self-esteem.
Do things that scare you.
The best way to become a braver person is to do things that scare you. Every time you get through another challenge - whether it’s introducing yourself to a stranger at a party or going skydiving - you’ll gain confidence.