I would describe confidence as something very tricky because a little of it can help us but too much of it can even hurt us. However, there are things that one can do to increase his or her level of confidence so here it comes!
1. Fake it till you make it!
That’s right! You might be thinking “why would I fake it? I’m here to find out how to be confident…” Well, what if I told you that how you feel about yourself really impacts how people view you. So while you may not view yourself as someone whos confident, push yourself to value yourself. Stop thinking that you are not good enough. It doesn’t make you fake, it just means you are being more careful with what you show to others around you!
2. Value yourself
Value what you were gifted with. Some of us might not be tall enough, skinny enough, short enough, tan enough, white enough and that ” not enough” will never be enough!
3. Appreciate everything
When you start focusing on little positive things, you start realizing that there’s so much more into your life rather than looks. Look at the things you have, how far you have come, your achievements and the list can go on and on.
5. Don’t be rude!
You don’t need to raise your voice or be rude in order to get your point across. A confident person says what they mean and means what they say. He or she will say it once, respectfully and clearly. Remember that having an open mind, being assertive while being respectful makes a huge difference! When you feel angry or agitated while talking to someone, stop for a few minutes, take a deep breath, count up to 10 mentally, really think about your response then talk. Make sure you don’t say something that you would feel bad about later on or something you will regret in 10 years!
People will start noticing how what you say actually has a value! Confidence should come from your heart. A beautiful and healthy mind is what makes a person confident, not the looks, not the money but your achievements and your personality!