Growing up as a child, I lacked confidence greatly but thankfully over these last several years I have met some amazing inspirational people who have shown me what confidence is all about. These days I make sure to surround myself with positive like-minded men and women who on a daily basis strive to be the best person they can be. Confidence oozes out of them, but not in a arrogant, I better than you, kind of way but in a way that their talents, personality and character shine. They make a difference within many people's lives because they do what they want, what they are most excited about and don't worry if they mess up or fail.
What Is Confidence?
Confidence comes from a particular feeling that you have, such as a positive feeling. You carry this feeling around with you and have high self-esteem and self-respect. Those who lack confidence tend to focus on their weaknesses and underestimate themselves. They find it very difficult to make any positive moves forward. They have high expectations and when they fail they tend to get frustrated and annoyed with themselves.
This was a major problem for me when growing up, I would fail at things and for days feel frustrated and annoyed with myself. I dare not think about the amount of hours I wasted doing that when I could have been doing something else productive and positive. I lacked so much confidence that I didn't even trust myself to do things well, whereas a confident person trust that they are good enough, but also know that they are not flawless. They build on what they are good at and let go of what they are not. Thankfully I'm much more confident now and no longer waste my time thinking about my failures.
Here are some characteristics that confident people tend to have:
Walk with confidence: their poise is graceful with a very controlled way of standing and moving.
Look you in the eye: they are not afraid to look someone in the eye.
Remain true to themselves: they follow their own personal beliefs and uphold to them.
They don't worry about what other's think and say about them: they dress well, look after the way they look and feel.
Self-assured: The way they think about themselves, with a level head, enables them to tackle anything that comes their way.
Don't seek attention: they don't need other people's attention to make them feel good. They know they are good enough and keep their feelings and thoughts close to them.
There are many other types of characteristics that confident people have. For me it's about walking into a room gracefully, you feel and look good within and outwardly, looking directly into people eyes as you speak to them, being true to yourself and self assured, tackling anything that comes your way with respect and determination, and not having to seek validation for the things that you do. You feel confidence in who you are and what you can offer the world.
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