5 Things Confident People Do Differently

photo: J.Crew

 

Confidence comes in so many different forms that it is often difficult to recognize. Obviously, you have those people that just ooze confidence in everything they do, but for most of us, that just isn’t possible. That doesn’t mean you are not self-assured, though.

Taking risks, saying no and facing challenges may seem like nothing, but these are little things that make you sure of yourself.

That being said, self-doubt is only natural (even for the most confident of people). So when you’re struggling to see confidence within you, here are 5 things that confident people do differently.

1. Make certain decisions

Whatever the decision is to be made, a confident person makes it without a doubt. Naturally, it is unlikely that you will ever be 100% sure of a choice you have made, but hold your head up high and own whatever it is you have decided on. The moment you question your decision, others will too.

2. Risk being wrong

That doesn’t mean to say that every decision you will make will be right; that’s just a risk you have to take. If you are truly confident you won’t shy away and will instead accept that sometimes you will be wrong. Often, the greatest decisions are made on a risk, so go ahead and give in to the fact that you might not be right.

3. Ask for help

Often, confidence is associated with relying on yourself and not needing anyone. In reality, the most confident people can admit that they have weaknesses and use others skills to make them the best that they can be. It isn’t weak to ask for help, it’s actually incredibly strong.

4. Avoid jealousy

Having said that, confident people are also so focused on themselves that they have no time to be jealous of others success. Yes, people may be doing better and moving faster, but a self-assured person will know that the path they are on is the best for them. They can confidently know this without making comparisons.

5. Never quit

A confident person will not let themselves be defeated. They may recognize that things are difficult and there are bound to be obstacles, but they will never give in. The reason why? No one believes that they can do something more than themselves.

Being confident is far from easy. There will be plenty of people ready to doubt you, but don’t let the negativity come from within. Have the utmost confidence in yourself and you will find that others will too.

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photo: J.Crew

 

Confidence comes in so many different forms that it is often difficult to recognize. Obviously, you have those people that just ooze confidence in everything they do, but for most of us, that just isn’t possible. That doesn’t mean you are not self-assured, though.

Taking risks, saying no and facing challenges may seem like nothing, but these are little things that make you sure of yourself.

That being said, self-doubt is only natural (even for the most confident of people). So when you’re struggling to see confidence within you, here are 5 things that confident people do differently.

1. Make certain decisions

Whatever the decision is to be made, a confident person makes it without a doubt. Naturally, it is unlikely that you will ever be 100% sure of a choice you have made, but hold your head up high and own whatever it is you have decided on. The moment you question your decision, others will too.

2. Risk being wrong

That doesn’t mean to say that every decision you will make will be right; that’s just a risk you have to take. If you are truly confident you won’t shy away and will instead accept that sometimes you will be wrong. Often, the greatest decisions are made on a risk, so go ahead and give in to the fact that you might not be right.

3. Ask for help

Often, confidence is associated with relying on yourself and not needing anyone. In reality, the most confident people can admit that they have weaknesses and use others skills to make them the best that they can be. It isn’t weak to ask for help, it’s actually incredibly strong.

4. Avoid jealousy

Having said that, confident people are also so focused on themselves that they have no time to be jealous of others success. Yes, people may be doing better and moving faster, but a self-assured person will know that the path they are on is the best for them. They can confidently know this without making comparisons.

5. Never quit

A confident person will not let themselves be defeated. They may recognize that things are difficult and there are bound to be obstacles, but they will never give in. The reason why? No one believes that they can do something more than themselves.

Being confident is far from easy. There will be plenty of people ready to doubt you, but don’t let the negativity come from within. Have the utmost confidence in yourself and you will find that others will too.

Emma Orlando

Contributor

An Advertising student at Bournemouth University, who is currently undergoing a placement year at a PR agency in London.