Confidence is either something you have or you don't. Of course, there are some people who consider themselves somewhere in the middle of the spectrum, believing they are content with where they are in life and how they feel about themselves.
While these people are fine and complacent, they aren't radiating any extra confidence.
Confidence is an asset that shines through personal relationships, your own relationship with yourself and relations in the workplace. Everyone respects a person with confidence because with it, you are basically investing your heart and soul into something you feel passionately about.
It shows how you feel about yourself...
If you aren't going to have confidence in yourself, why would anyone else? You can't expect people to support you unconditionally if you do not believe in yourself wholeheartedly. If you aren't secure in who you are as a person, how can you ever move forward in life with ease?
The honest answer is you can't because you are nervous and self-conscious. Instead of concerning yourself with the opinions of others, you must live your life for yourself. Do things that make you happy and that interest you. If an opportunity arises that you wish to explore, don't think, just dive right in because that is the only way you are going to learn how to strive and to succeed on your own.
It asserts power and knowledge...
If you aren't confident in your views and convictions, how can you expect others to listen to what you have to say? If you don't believe what you are selling, no one else will either. People aren't fools and will know when you are faking it. They can smell bullsh*t a mile away and are definitely not afraid to call you out on it.
If you want people to listen to what you have to say, you must exude confidence and engage them in whatever it is you are trying to say.
It encourages positive thinking...
Who wants to be around someone who is constantly negative all of the time? No one, that's for damn sure. Confident people tend to think on the positive side because they are secure in themselves and aren't easily thrown off track. They take what life throws at them as it comes and react accordingly.
They do not allow these obstacles to distract them from the task at hand, rather they calmly and rationally manage whatever the situation is and move on with whatever it is they are doing.
It shows leadership...
No one wants to follow the direction of a person who can't assert him or herself because it defeats the whole purpose of having a leader: having one designated person who stands above the rest to help others.
There is no way to even trust someone's ability to lead you if that person isn't confident in his or her own motives. Leaders must have confidence so that the people looking up to them feel secure, motivated and driven.
It's the best defense out there...
If someone is attacking your character and you are a confident individual, will their harsh words even leave a mark? Having self-esteem and confidence protects you from critics. This is not constructive criticism I'm talking about, rather negative individuals who appear jealous and try to bring you down. These people resort to insults because they believe that they are the quickest means to bring someone down.
But what does that really mean? It means these people lack confidence in their own lives and are trying to bring you down to their level. But you know better because, at the end of the day, it's not what others think about you, it's what you think about yourself.
It draws people to you...
Confidence creates an aura that draws people in. Because many people lack high self-esteems, they are intrigued by people who have high levels of confidence. They want to learn how these people live their lives with hopes of emulating their energy.
Finding a way to be confident is a beyond desirable lifestyle and one everyone should strive for. Although, it can sometimes be difficult to achieve, it is definitely worth it in the long run.
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