Would you like an insight into the habits that create confidence within? Yes, then read on….
When it comes to confidence, one thing is certain: truly confident people always have the upper hand over people with doubts and who feel wary because confident people inspire others and they make things happen.
A recent study showed that confident people went on to earn higher wages and get promoted more quickly than anyone else.
It is clearly important to learn to be confident, but what is it that truly confident people do that sets them apart from everyone else?
They recognise that Happiness comes from Within
Happiness is a critical element of confidence, because in order to be confident in what you do, you have to be happy with who you are.
People who are overflowing with confidence gain their sense of pleasure and satisfaction from their own accomplishments. Not to what other people think of their accomplishments. Confident people don’t care what other people think, as it’s none of their business!
- They are aware of opportunities
When confident people see an opportunity, they take it. Instead of worrying about what could go wrong, they ask themselves, “What’s stopping me? Why can’t I do that?” and they go for it. Fear doesn’t hold them back because they know that if they never try, they will never succeed.
- They Exercise
People who exercise twice a week for 10 weeks feel more competent socially, academically, and athletically. They also rate their body image and self-esteem higher. Best of all, rather than their physical appearance being responsible for the boost in confidence, it was the immediate, endorphin-fuelled positivity from exercise that made all the difference.
Confident people aren’t afraid to be proven wrong. They like putting their opinions out there to see if they hold up because they learn a lot from the times they are wrong and other people learn from them when they’re right. Self-assured people know what they are capable of and don’t treat being wrong as a personal slight.
- They Let Go Of Judgment
Confident people don’t pass judgment on others because they know that everyone has something to offer, and they don’t need to put other people down in order to feel good about themselves. Comparing yourself to other people is limiting. Confident people don’t waste time and energy comparing whether or not they measure up to everyone they meet.
- They say NO with confidence
The more difficulty that you have saying no, the more likely you are to experience stress, burnout, and even depression. Confident people know that saying no is healthy, and they have the self-esteem to make their no’s clear. They say no with confidence because they know that saying no to a new commitment honors their existing commitments and gives them the opportunity to successfully fulfil them.
- Confident people have learned to Listen
People with confidence listen more than they speak because they don’t feel as though they have anything to prove. Confident people know that by actively listening and paying attention to others, they are much more likely to learn and grow.
- They Speak assertively
It’s rare to hear the truly confident utter phrases such as “Aaarh, um,” “Well, I’m not sure,” and “I think…” Confident people speak assertively because they know that it’s difficult to get people to listen to you if you can’t deliver your ideas with conviction.
- They Seek Out challenges
Confident people like to challenge themselves and compete, even when their efforts yield small victories. Small victories build new androgen receptors in the areas of the brain responsible for reward and motivation. The increase in androgen receptors increases the influence of testosterone, which further increases their confidence and eagerness to tackle future challenges.
- They are themselves
Confident people know that being yourself is much more effective than trying to prove that you’re important. People catch on to your attitude quickly and are more attracted to a positive attitude than what, or how many, people you know. Confident people always seem to bring a positive attitude. They don’t crave approval or praise because they draw their self-worth from within.They Aren’t Afraid to Be Wrong
Confident people feel their sense of self-worth from within. They focus outward, which allows them to see all the positive aspects that other people offer and praise them for it. Insecure people constantly doubt themselves so they try to steal the spotlight and criticize others in order to prove their worth.
- They Aren’t Afraid to Ask for Help
Confident people know their strengths and weaknesses and know that asking other people for help won’t make them seem weak or unintelligent. They also know that learning from someone with more expertise is a great way to improve.
Building confidence is a journey, not a destination. Please share your thoughts on the matter in the comments section below as I learn just as much from you as you do from me.