“The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others.”
Confidence is everything.
We can do a lot of things but we cannot do much if we don’t trust ourselves and if we are not confident in our capabilities.
Confidence is innate in some people and for others, it is a learned and mastered characteristic. It is not easy to be confident and while others seem to make it easy, everyone has flaws and lack of confidence is one of them, whether it is evident or not.
There is a good reason why everyone is encouraged to be confident and to harness the confidence within. It is crucial to success for the following reasons:
You are not afraid to take risks
Life is uncertain and nobody knows what will happen tomorrow or if it will come. What you do is take risks today and let things unfold. You are confident you can handle the outcome, you will grow from it and you will become better than you were.
You believe in yourself
You know you are not perfect but you are also aware that your flaws don’t define you. Instead, you believe in yourself and what you can do no matter how challenging life gets and how unpaved the road ahead is. Such self-belief, you know, would get you ahead, if nothing else would.
You trust your instinct
Nothing is certain in this world and in this life, as we have said. Just the same, you trust your intuition. You know what is right for you, even when others say otherwise. Even when you prove to be wrong, you still feel that you are making progress, even when it is taking a bit longer than expected.
You are independent
Not shy for help, you are. But it does not mean you cannot exist or do something on your own. You are independent and you don’t think about what others think or say. You are happy and proud of what you have accomplished even when the going gets really tough sometimes.
You are yourself
This is one thing you will not trade for anything, your being YOU. Everyone has their opinion of what and who you should be but you only hear yourself. You follow your heart and you are not here to please people.
Confidence is something you already have within. Let it out. Let yourself be you and allow yourself to succeed. Others will trust you and success will embrace you.