Having confidence means knowing your own self-worth, what you’re good at and conveying it to others. But who has the time to explore their self-confidence?
We’re living at a time when appearances can be deceiving, and it’s very easy to lose yourself in all the hype of how we should dress and talk and eat and act – social media has everything laid out for us. Just take a look at Facebook and Instagram and TikTok….
The truth is everyone’s self-confidence fluctuates every now and then.
Let’s be honest, who isn’t afraid of failure?
But confident people have learned to overcome that fear. They have a set of ideals and values they follow and aren’t afraid to speak their mind. They know their likes and dislikes, their passions and beliefs.
Confident people don’t seek others’ approval before their own.
Their happiness doesn’t depend on how others see them. It comes from the inside.
Constructive Criticism a.k.a. Feedback
Confident people are quite willing to accept constructive criticism because they know how to use it and become stronger for it.
You will find that confident people will praise the success of others and rarely judge or are overly critical of what other people do or say. You will also find that they tend to avoid negative people since negativity can be contagious and powerful.
Asking For Help
Do you have difficulty asking others for help?
Do you feel you have to do everything on your own?
People with a high sense of self-confidence aren’t afraid to ask for help.
They’re aware that they don’t know everything there is to know and that it’s okay to seek the help of others. Another great quality of confident individuals is that they are willing to try new things and are open to new ideas.
And if they make a mistake, they use it as a learning experience instead of beating themselves up for failing.
Confident people are constantly challenging themselves, and as a result, enjoying more of what life has to offer. Maybe they’re learning a new language or how to play the guitar; the point is they embrace life and are living it full out.
When you’re comfortable in your own skin, people tend to sense it and somehow take some of that confidence with them into their own lives. Shrugging off negative thoughts becomes second nature, and replacing that negativity with a more positive, balanced outlook on life becomes easier.
The more you feed the positive, the stronger it becomes, boosting with it your self-respect and worth.
You know that saying, “practice makes perfect.” Well, it goes for building up your self-confidence as well.
Through continual practice, your confidence increases and you become more adept at listening to your inner voice.
The things you do every day can either make or break your confidence.
To becoming more confident every day