In this modern world it is so important to have confidence. Many cite confidence is the number one key to success. Many men look up to other confident men and wish to harness some of that confidence themselves. In this article we will show you how to do that.
What Is Confidence?
Confidence is knowing what you're good at, the value you provide, and acting in a way that conveys that to others. It should not be confused with arrogance which normally involves thinking more of yourself than you should and looking down upon others.
Confidence is important because if you don't believe in yourself, then you shouldn't feel that other people will either. If you lack confidence people will generally believe it is because you are actually bad at something. Therefore it is very important to demonstrate your abilities without any insecurities. The only reason that a confident person gets on better in life is due to the fact that they demonstrate what they are better than a self conscious person. It may seem unnatural and a little egotistical at first if you are used to using modesty as a protective blanket, but you could be losing out on real opportunities by not demonstrating your worth properly.
What can you do to improve your confidence
There have been a few things that are proven to improve confidence. These are changes that need to be made in your every day life. None of these tips will help confidence magically appear, it is up to you to do that, but they definitely will help you along the way.
Exercise is a quick and easy way to improve your confidence. You may think this is included because if you look better, then you will feel more confident. Although this is true to a point: there are many other benefits to exercise. It releases happy hormones which are proven to calm people and make them feel more focused. It also gives you a sense of achievement when you manage to surpass certain goals such as lifting more weight, or running your furthest ever distance. The other great thing about exercise is that it gives you time to reflect on yourself in a positive way. Many self conscious people always think about themselves in a negative light and exercise can completely turn that around.
Dressing well will simply make you look better and make you feel more confident around others. If you are producing yourself to the world in your ideal way then your confidence will soar. Also when you look dressed well it is amazing how other's attitudes will change around you. Dress confidently, look confident and the rest will come naturally. Make sure to only ever wear clothing that you feel comfortable in as you may feel self consciousness creeping back in.
Change your body language:
The way that our mind works can be affected by what our body is doing. Ohio State University has researched that standing in certain positions—such as with outstretched arms or fists in the air—can increase testosterone levels and help us feel more confident.