Have you ever wondered what will happen if you become more confident?
Confidence is a powerful skill, and a much needed asset in today’s world.
It changes so many areas of your life once you have it. But if you’re insecure, don’t believe in yourself and aren’t confident in your abilities, everything you try will go wrong.
Those will high self-esteem are living courageously, dream big and don’t take no for an answer. While those who lack it can’t make new friends, don’t try new things and lose hope easily.
If you still aren’t sure why you need to improve your confidence, here are some reasons:
You’ll be more decisive.
If you have a hard time making decisions, even in daily life, then you’re full of doubts and uncertainty. You want to make the right choice and spend a lot of time analyzing it. And no matter what decision you make, it always seems to lead to regrets.
That’s because you overthink and don’t make the best of what you got.
Confidence can help you solve that problem. Once you’re sure of what you can achieve, you’ll just decide quickly and will do your best.
And even if it turns out to be the wrong thing, you’ll know you can do better next time and that won’t bring you down.
You’ll set bigger goals and will go after them.
Confident people are purpose-oriented. They know the only limitations are the ones they set to themselves, and don’t let fear or insecurity get in the way.
They simply have a positive vision of the future and set the right goals that will get them there.
While the average person doesn’t believe in himself enough to even dare to think such goals are possible. And that’s why he never decides to follow them, and can’t become more confident.
You’ll improve your social skills.
You won’t need to worry about social anxiety once you become more confident.
Because then you’ll feel comfortable in your skin and around many people, won’t be afraid to speak to new ones or be too shy to make friends.
These social barriers won’t be an issue once you know you have something to offer and aren’t anxious and insecure.
You don’t get depressed.
Depression and feeling upset are for the weak. Because they tend to feel bad about their past mistakes, to imagine the worst that can happen in the future, and – as a result of that – to never take action in the present.
But confident individuals are all about action. There’s no point in analyzing what’s wrong, instead they define what they want, figure out what the next step is and go take it.
You’ll be improving yourself all the time.
Once you’ve gained some self-esteem, you’ll realize you have a lot of potential and will start looking for ways to unleash it.
That means getting more done, improving your qualities, learning new skills, gaining experience and knowledge, making the necessary changes in your life so that you can look and feel better, and so on.
You’ll not only become more confident, but will constantly be challenging yourself and thus becoming the best possible version of yourself.
Others won’t get to you easily.
Once you’re confident enough, you won’t need to do anything to deal with naysayers and those trying to discourage you. You’ll simply follow your path no matter what and keep your vision in mind.
That also means that people won’t be able to talk you out of your goals, won’t hurt you by leaving or rejecting you, won’t ruin your plans, won’t make you feel bad about yourself.
You’ll feel complete.
You’ll finally understand that you yourself are enough. And will stop looking for another person to fill a void inside you.
In fact, there won’t be any void anymore. It will be filled with bravery, dreams and action steps.
You won’t feel inferior to others.
Some people like to make others feel inferior. That won’t be the case with you anymore even if there are authorities around you.
You’ll know what you’re good at and will be working on improving your skills constantly. Which makes you the perfect candidate for anything you want to try in life.
You won’t compare your life to those of others.
Too many people spend hours daily in social media looking at how others are living their life and wishing for the same. That makes them miserable.
But self-assured people know that’s pointless. They understand their past and current goals and dreams are different and so is their journey to getting what they want. So there’s no need to compare it with what other people are going through.
This helps them stay focused and determined.
They get out of their comfort zone.
Life in the comfort zone feels safe, but is never satisfying. It’s what people without courage and self-esteem choose to do with their time simply because anything else requires more action and decisiveness.
But we’re not born to live comfortably and do the same things every day without challenging ourselves. Instead, we must get out there and try things, fail and try again, get better and be on top eventually. We must have the power to say yes to opportunities and to laugh at fear knowing it’s an illusion.
That’s how those who believe in themselves do it.
So what can you do today to become more confident?
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