To enjoy high levels of self-confidence, you must be able to make up your own mind and free yourself from any influences that cause you to feel negative or unhappy for any reason.
You must take full control over your own thinking and over your own suggestive environment, making sure that what you are allowing into your mind is consistent with the things you want and the person you want to be.
And you must work to keep out all other influences.
There are forms of suggestion that can determine how you feel about yourself and how you think.
The first is called External Suggestion.
These are all the activities that go on around you, from the moment you get up in the morning until your last communication or information input in the evening.
Depending on how open and receptive you are, you can be inordinately influenced by;
- news paper,
- the internet,
- work experience,
- feedback from superiors,
- interactions with members of your family,
even problems in traffic or changes of temperature on the outside.
The great majority of people allow much of their lives to be determined by what is going on around them, they convince themselves that they are thinking independently, whereas they are merely reacting to whatever happens instead.