Let’s Learn from the Top 10 Habits of Confident People
Some people have it easy, don’t they? It seems like they can turn every activity into a success. They are not afraid of challenges. You’ll see them taking the most outrageous courses at college. You’ll see them starting & succeeding in businesses when the entire economy is at risk. How do they do it?
Luck has nothing to do with it. You’ll notice a common feature in all successful people: they are highly confident. When they believe they can be successful. That self-confidence affects every aspect of their lives.
If you lack self-confidence, then you’re missing out on great opportunities that could lead to success. Here’s the good news: you can practice confidence. It’s a skill, just like any other. Let’s explore 10 habits that highly confident people have. They will help us all get where we’re headed to. Here are the top 10 habits of confident people:
They Trust Their Instincts
Some people have a talent to recognize and trust their instincts. They don’t always accept challenges; they only do it when it feels right. They still think about their actions and decisions. However, that process of consideration is not purely based on intellect.
You can learn how to recognize your instincts. Just shut your mind down a bit and listen. When something feels right, you’ll be confident it will lead you to success. When you’re hesitating, give it a bit more consideration. Involve your instincts in every decision you make.
They Compare Themselves Only to Themselves
Confident people don’t waste time and energy to compare themselves to other people. If they notice that a competitor is doing better, they will wonder: “Why am I falling behind? What can I do to improve myself?”
You can never be confident when you’re constantly trying to be better than the rest. You’ll always see someone who’s better at something. When you’re using you as the comparison factor, you’ll see the progress you’re making. That progress will make keep you going.
They Know How to Handle Compliments
You’ll notice that when a confident person gets a compliment or recognition, they are pleased with it, but accept it with humility. You won’t see them bragging with awards and praising comments on social media.
This habit can be practiced, too. Learn how to accept compliments with grace. Be thankful, but don’t keep talking about the success you achieved.
They Never Complain
Can you think of self-confident people who play victims all the time? No. They will never act like everyone is against them. They will take the criticism and grow from it.
When you feel like the whole world is against you, don’t let that feeling drag you into self-victimizing. Think: what are you doing wrong? How can you be more successful? Don’t make it about them; making about you. Don’t let criticism stop you from achieving goals.
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They Take Responsibility
Successful people are not passive observers of their own lives. They accept responsibility for their own decisions and actions. When they see an opportunity and they believe they can handle the pressure, they take the risk. They never hold back on making choices. Sometimes the choices are wrong, but a confident person is still in control of the course of life.
They Take Care of Their Bodies
You can be a tad overweight and act like it doesn’t matter. When you have such confidence, you’re carrying your weight with grace. If you’re not happy with the way your body looks, however, you’re losing on self-esteem.
Pick your favorite type of exercise! It can be jogging, pilates, yoga, cardio fitness… whatever you like. Commit to it! Start making healthy eating choices. You’ll be surprised to see how much the change of lifestyle will affect your self-confidence levels.
They Set Goals
Marion Richards, a team leader at SuperiorPapers, explains how goal setting makes you a more confident person: “I have two types of writers in my team: the ones who set goals and stick to the plans, and the ones who have a freestyle approach to the projects. The first group of writers always deliver the projects on time. Their discipline allows them to achieve the finest quality within the limited timeframe they have. The other ones, on the other hand, are less successful. They often have to revise the content. When they change that approach under my guidance, they notice a huge difference in the results.”
Set your goals! When you have milestones towards a big goal, it will seem more realistic. The small steps will make you confident you can get where you’re headed to.
They Respect Other People
A confident person knows they cannot achieve everything on their own. They know how important other people’s contributions are to their success. That’s why you’ll see them returning the favor. They have no problem to spend their free time helping other people and giving them tips for improvement. They see the value in others.
They Don’t Let the Fear Drag Them Down
Everyone is afraid of something. There is no person in the entire world who was born completely fearless. A successful and confident person, however, knows that the only way to overcome a fear is to face it. If they are afraid to speak in public, they will do it anyway. It won’t be perfect from attempt one. However, they will stay confident that if they keep trying, they will overcome the obstacle.
Keep trying! You’ll feel like a brand new person when you overcome a fear.
They Keep Learning
Knowledge makes you confident. Successful people are always trying new things and learning new skills. They have a versatile based of knowledge that makes them the masters of small talks. Fortunately, knowledge is something you can easily build. Just start taking online courses!
Self-confidence is not something you can build overnight. It’s a challenging journey. If you start working on that goal, however, you’ll inevitably see progress in a short period of time.