Confidence is something that comes very naturally to some people, but to others it’s not so simple. When someone carries themselves with extreme confidence, it’s as noticeable as flashing lights and blaring sirens. The ability to carry ourselves with great confidence can determine whether or not we are successful in both our personal lives and in business.
There are some people that live by the simple idea that you need to ‘fake it until you make it,’ but I don’t think this is necessarily the way you have to believe. We all have unique and powerful talents within ourselves, so the important thing is for us is to dig deep within and truly start to believe in our skills. Becoming confident is not some type of magical potion that random people have access to. It’s something that is inside of all of us, and it starts with what’s between our ears. We must be able to tell ourselves that we have something great to offer, and we must not only be able to say it, we must be able to believe it.
Don’t Fake It Until You Make It…Believe It So That You Can Make It
So often it seems as though we go through life thinking about what other people will think of us if we find ourselves stepping out of our comfort zones, but the reality is that most people will not give your actions a second thought once you have left the room. What they will notice, though, is if you walk into a room with your head held high, and when you speak, the words flow effortlessly. Be sure to slow down your talking a bit, as most people with great confidence are able to control the way they initiate a conversation. Self-assurance is something that can be practiced, and unless you get out there and break out of your comfort zone to begin to build your confidence, nothing new will happen. Don’t expect great results without putting yourself out there. Like anything else, this takes practice!
Confidence is not about trying to impress other people and gloat about some of the things you may have that others don’t; confidence all stems from the inside, and naturally finds its way to the surface. Instead of saying, “I think I can,” start saying “I know I can.” Strive to be the best version of yourself as possible. Shoot for goals that just days or weeks ago would have seemed impossible. When you face adversity, don’t saying “I can’t do that,” begin to say “what will it take to do that.”
Walk tall, speak with strength, and continuously tell yourself that you already have all of the tools to be great…you just need to teach yourself how to believe it. Once you believe it, there’s no doubt that others will also.