What if you could describe yourself as a confident person?
It’s a skill that you can develop!
In fact, let me share with you these 6 awesome habits that you can start implementing into your life today to build your self-confidence and to become the most confident person that you know!
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What is self-confidence?
Self-confidence is the belief in oneself and abilities.
It shows an internal state of what we think and feel about ourselves.
This state is unstable according to the situation we are currently in and our responses to events going on around us.
Then a question arises: How does self-confidence can affect you?
So, the answer is, if you have high self-confidence you generally feel good about who you are.
As a result, you might:
- Learn about new things
- Be able to make decisions
- Recognize your strengths
- Ready to try difficult things
- Believe you deserve happiness
- Show kindness towards yourself
- Like and value yourself as a person
- Take the time you need for yourself
- Easier to socialize and make friends
- Move past mistakes without blaming yourself
- Much more!
I’m answering all the burning questions about self-confidence in this post, check it out right now: 10 Burning Questions About Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem!
But here, I really wanted to help you out and discover how to be more confident in yourself.
Self-confidence and self-esteem
Self-confidence and self-esteem seem like pretty much the same thing, but they’re not!
I actually wrote a complete article on that topic called Self-Esteem & Self-Confidence, What’s the Difference?
But let’s talk quickly here: What’s the difference?
Self-confidence is a feeling of trust in someone’s abilities, qualities, and judgment. It can vary from situation to situation.
Research tells us that self-confident people can make more money and get more promotions.
So it would seem that all of us need to get some self-confidence just by altering your mindset slightly!
Self-esteem talks about how you feel about yourself overall, how much esteem and positive regard you have — developing self-confidence from experiences and situations that have shaped how you view yourself today.
When you love yourself, your self-esteem improves; as a result, you become more confident too!
Become a confident person with these 6 habits
Discover here what are habits of a confident person:
1. Get happiness within yourself!
The first step of self-confidence building is that confident people get their joy within themselves.
They understand that they are the ones responsible for their happiness and that they don’t depend on other people to make them feel a certain way.
They know what makes them happy, in what situation precisely and they maximize the chances of being in those situations as much as possible!
However, why they get joy within themselves? How do they have this self confidence and healthy life?
Because these people want to be confident in what they do, so they remain happy with who they are.
Confident people can admire themselves and can find joy in what they achieve secretly.
It doesn’t matter to them what others think, and they are contented with themselves because they know their worth.
Conversely, unconfident people have to have constant praise from others for them to feel good about themselves. When they don’t get it, they feel unconfident.
This can really help you discover how to be a confident person.
So, self-confidence is wonderfully therapeutic to lose dependency upon others for your happiness and sense of worth! 🙂
What do you need help with?
(Choose between the 2 options)
2. Say no to the voice of the inner critic!
A worthy place to start with increasing self-confidence is by learning how to handle and also replace the vocal sound of your inner critic.
As you can see, we all have a voice of inner critic.
This inner voice whispers destructive thoughts in your mind. Some of the harshest remarks that you get come from yourselves, through the sound of the inner critic.
If you struggle with low self-confidence, there must be a chance that your inner critic has become overactive.
There are ways to minimize your critical voice and to replace it with more useful thoughts. You can change according to how you view yourself.
How to do it?
One way to do so is to look at your thoughts as an observer.
Say to your brain “I see you and hear what you are saying, but I’ve got you, everything is fine”.
Being aware can help you tremendously in stopping this inner critic!
Then refocus your thoughts to something more constructive and indulge yourself in any activity.
You can also reduce inner critic by finding opportunities to congratulate, compliment, and reward yourself, even for the smallest successes.
It will help a lot to find better ways to motivate yourself than listening to your inner critic and you will discover how to be extremely confident in who you are. So let’s move on to that! 🙂
3. Write down three things at night that you appreciate about yourself!
Confident people write down at least three things at night which they can admire about them for boosting self-confidence.
You may think several times how to increase self-confidence?
Now it’s your task to adopt this habit which confident people do at the end of your day when you have some free time for yourself.
Try it! Ask yourself: “What are the three important things I can appreciate about myself?”
Write down your answers every night in a notebook, diary, on your computer, or smartphone.
A benefit of writing it down is that after a few weeks you can read through all the answers to stay positive, boost self-confidence, and change in viewpoint when you may need it the most.
As a result, you can decrease self-confidence issues and focus more on what makes you confident.
So, start today, and you’ll do great!
4. Celebrate the successes of others!
When you know who you are, then it became easier to praise others who achieve something great.
It doesn’t take away from your worth, nor does it reduce your successes in any way.
Watching someone else beating their goals can be inspiring because there are times when we get unhappy.
We still haven’t accomplished our dream even though trying and working for a long time.
When someone else reaches their goal, it should fill us with hope, and we think if they can do it, then we can too!
Conversely, insecure people have a tough time with this, because the successes of others take attention away from them, and they are jealous.
When we care about someone, it usually indicates that we have their importance at heart. Consequently, then how can we be jealous and hateful when our opponent succeed?
So, make an effort to praise others, to compliment them, it will help you in how to be more self assured.
You’ll gain self-confidence in the long run because others will give back appreciation too!
Be happy for others! Be happy for yourself! 🙂
5. Don’t judge other people!
Passing judgment is a characteristic of people who are insecure. To feel better about themselves, they continuously judge others.
Confident people choose their lifestyles and allow others theirs.
On the contrary, insecure people judge because it makes them feel right.
If it is something you regularly do, you need to change this habit. Because when you judge others, it doesn’t define them; it only identifies you as someone who needs to judge.
Confident people don’t need to judge others. When you are about to judge others, stop yourself.
Ultimately, this non-judgment will become a habit, and it’s a great feeling not to compare yourself to others.
Don’t forget also that everything you’re judging about others, it’s something that you might be judging yourself! 🙂
So, be nicer to yourself! You’ll be nicer to others too when you’ll feel like judging them… 🙂
I also remember reading somewhere that when you judge people, you get less time to love them.
And, you’ll always benefit from loving others, not from judging them… There just aren’t enough hours in this life, choose wisely how to spend them! 🙂
6. Stop comparing yourself to other people!
I know you’ve been there, we all have.
Do you ever feel jealous of your friends, family members, and coworkers and think they must be so happy because of all the great things they have?
What to do then?
Remember, don’t compare yourself to others in any single way.
The truth is that it’s great to have friends, family members, and coworkers who motivate and inspire us. We can learn a lot from them.
The only person you need to compare yourself to is the person you were yesterday!
We all are so different, so it doesn’t really make sense to compare a tomato to a cucumber, right? 😉
If you’re interested in that topic, you have to read my complete guide: Stop Comparing Yourself to Others, The Ultimate Guide!
This is a great habit to practice confidence.
How can I be a confident woman?
I received this question quite often! 🙂
So, I created a post in which I share 22 Proven Tips on How to Be a Confident Woman in Your Everyday Life!
Check it out right now so you can learn how to be a confident woman starting right now! 🙂
There’s nothing better than being a confident woman in your everyday life!
To sum up!
To summarize, building your self-confidence takes time and effort.
It’s not a magic trick. No magic solution will suddenly make you a confident person.
However, when you focus on creating consistent and small steps, you can change yourself from a fixed mentality to a growing attitude.
Building self-confidence is like building momentum.
When would it be helpful for you?
It would help if you kept taking action and you’ll feel more, and more confident with each positive step.
Each positive step leads you to become more confident.
Why not select one of the ways listed above and start working on it today, right now. Your trust in yourself will grow with every small step you take.
Start today and begin living as a person you long to be, a confident person. It’s worth it. Am I right? 🙂
You may also be interested in…
- 10 Burning Questions About Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem
- 8 Self-Confidence Examples to Help You Live Your Best Life
- How to Build Self-Worth, 5 Proven Tips to Help You!
- Self-Esteem & Self-Confidence, What’s the Difference?