“Life is always lived at a risk.
We may grow complacent and not realize it.
We may not smell the fresh sweat of anxiety or excitement,
But what are we breathing for?
Touch the nerve of passion and live for the greatness.
Fear of failure stops many, But death stops everyone.
So love without restraint, Create the new, Follow the courage of your highest dream.
Fate favors the daring. Risk surrendering to love,
And gain your soul.”
Confidence drives you, helps you flourish and keeps you going. Without confidence, you will always be gathered in self-doubt and be afraid of going ahead.
Here are four secrets for maximizing your confidence.
Be open to learning. Keep an open mind and be receptive to the challenges life throws at you. Remember that the finest steel has to go through the hottest fire. Face the challenges and you will emerge a winner. Also, one must always keep a positive attitude. Train your mind to feel positive even if you are feeling low at the moment. Put some positive zeal into your interactions with others and hit the ground running, eager to begin your next project. Stop focusing on the problems in your life and instead begin to focus on solutions and making positive changes.
Focus on your body language. Smile more, worry less, maintain eye contact, stand straight, and always be well groomed. Be impeccably neat and tidy and you will feel your confidence rise. Care for yourself. Your confidence shoots up when you feel and look good and this happens when you care for yourself. Invest time in yourself and nourish your body with nutritious food and exercise.
Get rid of negativity. Drown out the voice in your head that pulls you down. Also cut off the toxic people from your life, even if they are your close family and friends. It is imperative for your well-being. Such people tend to make you feel bad or doubtful about yourself because they are themselves clouded by self-doubt. They either victimize themselves too much, are unnecessary gossip mongers or parasites who feed off your energy. Do not let these people get to you and lower your confidence. Identify them early on and stay away from them without any regrets. In addition to this, Learn to say no. Don’t let your politeness be mistaken for your weakness. And never let yourself suffer. Say no when you do not have the time or have more important things at hand.
Always be well prepared. Be two steps ahead of the situation in hand and study everything there is to know about your field, job, or presentation- whatever you have set out to do. If you are primed and have the knowledge to back it up, your self-confidence will soar. Do the most difficult things first. When creating a to-do list, put the most difficult things on top and spend the most time on those. Don’t let yourself get sucked into the black hole that is procrastination, instead get active and tick off the least favorite items first.
Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any other experience that reveals the human spirit. So set out on your journey and seize the day with full confidence!