Whatever you are trying to achieve, success is the end result of a path taken based on a goal. Whether it be becoming a ultra-luxury real estate agent, an extremely wealthy property investor or simply achieving your financial security, confidence is a key attribute that drives you along the path to achievement of a goal. We have probably all heard that one of the keys to the success of any undertaking is self-confidence, but what exactly does that mean? There are just too many definitions of the term, however the simplest and most basic definition of it is “how you feel when you are being your best self.”
When you feel confident, the whole world seems to belong to you. You suddenly become more at ease and surround yourself with other confident and successful people, success and opportunities come your way, effortlessly.
But, how do you teach yourself to have confidence? Practice these 6 habits from extremely confident people and watch confidence level soar!
1. They Push Themselves Outside Their Comfort Zone
How many times have you turned down an opportunity just because it is outside your comfort zone? Imagine what you could have achieved by now if you weren’t so concerned about comfort. Nothing builds confidence like taking action, even if such action is outside your comfort zone and involves failure and risks you’ve never experienced before. Confident people always start small and will continue to take action until they are more comfortable in taking risks. Being nervous is normal, everyone experiences it. The difference between a confident individual and an insecure one is simply that confident individuals act on their desires and ambitions and do not allow failure to stop them.
2. They View Failure as Collecting Information
Confident individuals also experience failures. However, instead of letting it stop them or lower their morals, they view failure as information that needs to be gathered for future reference. Failures are proof that they have started moving in the direction they wish to go. Confident individuals thank the failing experience for the lesson learned and change their course. They believe that it is not the strongest, most powerful species that survives, it is the one that is most adaptable to change and failure.
3. They Seek Out Advice and Inspiration
A confident person loves to practice meditation, read books, undergo executive coaching, take classes, and find mentors who have already done the things they wish to do.
Confident people do not feel weird or awkward about showing their vulnerabilities. They open themselves up to learning from somebody else. Insecure people stay where they are since they are afraid to admit and show others their weaknesses.
4. They Take Responsibility
Rather than acting like a victim of their circumstances, a confident person takes ownership of the situation and do something about it. They do not blame their circumstances, their parents or other people, instead, they take the responsibility and change the things that are hindering them from achieving their goals.
5. They Watch Their Language
A confident person does not speak badly about himself. Instead, they question their self-doubts. Rather than believing that something is 100 percent true, like the feeling of being a total loser, confident people realize that they are in the middle of something that is not certain and will attach feelings to a new belief. In simpler terms, the get rid of automatic negative thoughts. In order to clear your negative thoughts, you need to remind yourself of 3 good things you did for each negative thought you have. This technique will eventually help you purge the tendency to think bad about yourself.
6. They Use Powerful Positions
Confident people are mindful. This include how they sit, stand and walk as well as other habits they have when working. Sitting up straight can give you a confidence boost. Keeping your chin up and abs in are so simple, yet so powerful. Also nodding your head when having a conversation makes you look and feel more confident. Plus, it also sends a subconscious signal which makes other people agree with you.
Confidence is life’s enabler and it is the quality that will turn thoughts into actions and goals into achievements. Becoming confident requires calculated risk-taking, practice, and adjustments in the way you think. It is said that confidence breeds success. So, are you as confident and successful as you can be?