I am sure you know at least one person that is so confident it is difficult to understand why and how they do that. Maybe that person has worked on getting to know and accepting themselves in ways that majority of people don’t. But, there is nothing special about such people, and in fact you can become just like them.
If you want to increase your confidence, here are 9 things confident people do that you should follow.
1. They admit quickly when they are wrong and always apologize when necessary
Everyone makes mistakes and confident people are aware of this. They will try to convince you about something that has already be disproven just to be right in the end. They admit when they are wrong and know they lose nothing by doing so. They also consider their mistakes as a way to improve themselves.
2. They cultivate their sense of courage
Confident people often take risks other people are not willing to take. They never let the fear and risk of rejection to be bigger than the opportunity to grow. They consider such risks as a way to cultivate their sense of bravery. If you were not afraid to fail, just imagine what you could do.
3. They ask for help often
Insecure people think that if they ask for help others might see them as weak or incompetent. But confident people think that it is necessary to seek help. Very few people have succeeded on their own, they usually need a strong support network. By asking for help you show your self-knowledge, humility as well as your ability to see the strength of others.
4. They don’t crave attention
Confident people know how much they are worth and they never seek for validation. Their sense of security makes them feel comfortable with anything they do, and they usually avoid having the star role. They are glad to help others shine and don’t require as much attention as insecure people.
5. They take care of their bodies
A confident people values and takes care of their physical health because they know the relationship with their spiritual wellbeing would suffer otherwise. Confident people sleep enough, they drink plenty of water, they eat healthy, exercise and rest when they are sick.
6. They are good listeners
Confident people value conversation a lot especially the listening part. They are not just waiting for their turn to speak; they are actually listening. Insecure people tend to speak too much because they feel the need to prove their worth. But, confident people would rather work on their mind than their ego because they are secure in their inherent value.
7. They say “no” often
Truly confident people tend to be very honest and they also acknowledge and respect their limitations whether they are about energy, money, time or any finite source. They also know that it is much better to do less things well than a lot of things poorly. Insecure people tend to say “yes” often because they want to look good, but it can lead to stress, depression and anxiety. You need to set boundaries and then follow them.
8. They don’t pass judgement on others
In order to see how much you are worth, first you need to learn how to appreciate other people. Everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses, flaws and qualities. If we get a feeling of superiority even for a moment, it may lead to draining our sense of self-worth and confidence.
9. Their confidence comes from within
Some people think that happiness and confidence go hand in hand and if you increase one the other will follow. But, both feelings happen after commitment of self-love and having a deep sense of self. Confident people never ask or need the approval of others because their sense of security comes from inside.