What is confidence, if not the difference between feeling like the sky’s the limit and the world is out to get you? Having enough self-confidence can often be the "make or break" deal when it comes to securing a job, striking a business deal or even a matter as simple as asking someone out on a date.
The key to successfully becoming more confident about yourself is how others perceive you through your own self-perception. Yes, this means, if you see yourself as an attractive, capable and energetic person, the others will see you the same way too.
Of course, there are many factors beyond your control in this world, but there are also many things that you can do on your own to give yourself more confident in preparation to go "get the gold". Follow these 10 tips for how to become more confident instantly, and you’ll be able to face the world without worries.
Dress To Impress
No, it’s not cliché. Your appearance matters most to you and if you feel unattractive or dowdy, you’ll give out that perception to the world. Dress smartly, not just by concentrating on your clothes, but also by paying attention to proper grooming. If you can’t afford to buy expensive clothes all the time, don’t. Cut the buying in half, but spend twice as much as you would normally, to buy high-quality clothes. In the long run, this reduces your expenditure on clothes, because high-quality clothing lasts longer and give a better impression,.
People who are confident walk faster and more energetically, because they feel important enough to hurry from place to place. They have people to meet, places to go to and have generally have a full agenda. So, even if you are in no hurry, add a little sprint to your walk and you’ll instantly feel very confident and purposeful.
Remember the days when our grandmothers would yell at us to "stand up straight and don’t slouch"? Well, they had a good reason to do so. A person without any confidence can be spotted a mile away because of the way they carry themselves – never looking up, huddled and ambling along, it’s quite apparent they don’t see any importance in what they are doing.
Not literally, of course. Record or write a small speech about your positive attributes and read it or listen to it whenever you feel down and low. It’s a great way to give yourself some confidence boosting.
Focus On Gratitude
The more you think about what you don’t have, the less confident you’ll become. Instead, always focus on what you do have, the positive sides of your appearance, character and abilities. Feel gratitude towards what you’ve been given and able to achieve.
Compliment Other People
We tend to project our negative feelings towards ourselves through insulting others and gossiping about them. Refuse to engage in such time-wasting activity and instead, start complimenting everything good about any person. When you look for the best in others, you’ll gradually be able to see the best in yourself too.
Go Right To The Front
Whether you are at a lecture, conference or even church, if you have the tendency to go sit at the back, you are afraid to be noticed. This is a baseless fear, so take courage and go right to the front of an assembly.
Hiding like a mouse while in open discussions? Don’t; speak up, join in the conversation. Unlike your belief, you won’t say anything stupid. Most people battle with this notion in fear of public speaking, but it has not real cause, because unless you speak up, your issues will never get resolved. Public speaking will always contribute to increasing your confidence.
Boost your energy by working out at least 3 times a week. It’ll give you the energy and the "looking-good" confidence, so you can face the world with your head held high.
Contribute To Society
All too often, we as humans, are wallowing in self pity and desire. By concentrating on helping others and making a difference other people’s lives, you have less time to think about your own self-perceived faults, which in turn helps to build confidence.