Learning how to be confident is important in every person’s life, be it personally or professionally or both. Confidence means feeling sure of yourself and your abilities — not in an arrogant way, but in a realistic, secure way. Confidence isn’t about feeling superior to others. It’s a knowing that you are capable.

Being confident doesn’t mean you do not have doubts or that you know everything. Confidence is something that is built. The first step is to believe in yourself. Believe that you are capable of doing anything. Don’t compare yourself to others. Second, creating confidence is not about knowing everything. It is more about believing in yourself and trusting that no matter what happens, you are able to handle it and learning from it.

Are you confident?

Here are some traits of a confident person:

  1. A confident person knows certain things time and doesn’t expect immediate results.
  2. A confident person doesn’t seek to redirect the conversation to themselves.
  3. A confident person isn’t afraid to face problems.
  4. A confident person is able to manage stress and focus on a solution.
  5. A confident person sees other’s misconceptions as a projection of their personal insecurities.
  6. A confident person is not perfect. They are able to recognize personal insecurities and/or weaknesses and work on addressing them at the same time.
  7. A confident person shows up in every moment like they are meant to be there.
  8. A confident person strives to be better every day.
  9. A confident person executes what is practiced.
  10. A confident person practices mindfulness.
  11. A confident person practices gratitude. Think about all the things you have to be grateful for. When you focus on the good, you will start to see more good.
  12. A confident person surrounds themself with people who inspire them and support them. They are surrounded by people who will elevate them, not bring them down.
  13. A confident person knows they can do anything they put their mind to. When you know your purpose, your confidence builds. They feed their mind with knowledge. They set goals.
  14. A confident person masters body language. They look people in the eye, walk tall, and no slouching. They know how to carry themselves.
  15. A confident person stays positive. Don’t focus on what could go or is going wrong, instead focus on what is going right. They replace negative thoughts with positive ones. They replace negative words with positive words. Changing your focus can change your life.
  16. A confident person practices self-love. Determine your values and be proud of them. Embrace your strengths and your weaknesses. A confident person appreciates who they are.

So I ask again, are you confident? Do you know someone that struggles with confidence? You would naturally tell that someone how amazing they are and build up their confidence. We feel good and succeed by lifting others, so why wouldn’t you do they same for yourself?

Do something to boost your confidence today. I believe in you.

xoxo, Jane Anne

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