Contrary to popular belief, confidence is not something you’re born with - it’s something you acquire as you go through life’s experiences. Very often, unexpected situations challenge our level of confidence, but with just a little bit of faith, an optimistic mindset and a sturdy willpower, we can accomplish just about anything! All we have to do is believe in ourselves. So, if you want to keep that fiery attitude alive, here are 8 tips to help you become a more confident version of yourself!
1. Believe In Yourself
No matter what you do in life, not everyone will wish well for you. Some people might even say things to intentionally bring you down. THAT is when you play it cool. You don’t need to reason with them; you just have to be true to yourself and ignore what you think is irrelevant. The moment you believe in yourself, others will too.
2. List Out Your Positives And Negatives
This list is not supposed to be for anyone but you. It’s just as simple as writing down your positives and negatives in different columns on a piece of paper. Now, refer to these positives every time you think you need a pepping-up, and those negatives - now that you know what they are, set goals to work on them bit by bit. Try it - it always works!
3. Try Stepping Out Of Your Comfort Zone
Because you won’t know what you’re capable of till you try! Don’t be afraid of the unknown - embrace it with arms wide open. Change is beautiful, and it’s the only thing that’s constant. Whether or not you emerge victorious, it’s the experience that contributes to you being a more confident person. Just remember to NEVER underestimate your own capabilities!
4. Love Your Imperfections
You cannot love another human being till the time you learn to love yourself. And this love also means accepting imperfections - everyone has them; they are what make us human! Accept who you are, know your strengths and acknowledge your weaknesses. Once you become comfortable with who you are, nothing, and we mean NOTHING, can bring you down!
5. Always Be Open To Feedback
Look at criticism from a positive perspective - till you don’t know where you’re lagging, how’re you possibly going to improve? Be willing to learn as much as you can, and trust us, will all that learning will come a sturdy confidence that no one can shake! :)
6. Scroll Through Your Facebook Timeline
Surprisingly, this does help! Log on to Facebook right now and scroll through your timeline. A trip down the memory lane only reminds you of how much you’ve grown and improved as a person. All it takes is 10 minutes, and by the time you look up from your smartphone, you’re already a more positive person!
7. Dream Bigger
President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, once said, “If your dreams don't scare you, they are not big enough.” And she’s right! Take on some risks and challenge yourself by making your goals bigger! Don’t be afraid to dream big, because with the right attitude, you’ll always emerge victorious!
8. Dress To Impress
When you dress well - to please yourself, that is - you not only attract positive energy from people around you, but also feel more confident about yourself. Wear colours that define your personality and carry yourself with elan! Stand straight, smile more and always respond with kindness. :)