Confidence is a rather tricky quality to attain. It’s stuck between arrogance and modesty, and in all honesty, most of us end up having our own versions of it, based on situations and people. But what is confidence all about? We speak of being a ‘confident person’ but are we truly confident? Do we know all the tricks of the trade?
Well, some people do. They’ve mastered the art of confidence and here’s a list you ought to know/follow if you want to join the club!
1. They understand the difference between confidence and arrogance.
2. They believe in themselves.
They understand that if they don’t believe in themselves, there is no reason for the rest of the world to do the same.
3. They stick to their opinions.
Not because they’re always right. They make it a point to listen to others before they choose for themselves.
4. But they’re not afraid to be proven wrong.
Only insecure, conceited people are afraid of being wrong. Confident people understand that they’re not perfect and can go wrong too.
5. They do not make excuses to bail out of situations. They can be themselves and get out of embarrassment effortlessly.
Or when they fail. They take responsibility for their actions.
6. They are not scared of challenges.
In fact, they look forward to challenges. Because they know that brings out the best in them.
7. They try not get too complacent within their comfort zone.
They know that the real challenge lies when you step out of your comfort zone.
8. They’re not apprehensive of confrontations and apologies.
If they’ve made a mistake, they apologize sincerely.
9. They’re not about the spotlight. They never put on a show to make a point.
In fact, they never feel the need to prove themselves to anyone.
10. They are not afraid of the crowd.
11. They don’t compare themselves to others. Or others with others.
They hold their own pretty darn well.
12. They make sure negative opinion doesn’t affect them.
They know who they really are. Your negativity is not going to change that.
13. At the same time, they look forward to constructive criticism.
Because getting better never stops.
14. They stand tall under all circumstances. Good, bad or moderate.
15. They don’t look for acknowledgment or reassurance.
They won’t undermine themselves if things they do go unnoticed. Their confidence is not proportionate to appreciation from others.
16. They understand their strengths and weaknesses well.
And they make sure to work on both persistently.
17. They don’t hesitate to ask for help.
They know that asking for help doesn’t make them a smaller person.