Some believe that confidence is something that people are born with and that a person cannot learn how to be confident.
I used to feel this same way as well. While I’m not as confident as I hope to be (I’m still terrified of public speaking!), I am a fairly confident person and I believe that has helped me a lot in life. That sounds odd to say, but I am confident enough to say it!
I have been working on gaining confidence in myself over the years and it is a great feeling. If you would have told little ol’ me when I was younger that I would be doing the things I am doing today and feel confident at the same time, I would have said you were crazy.
I believe that gaining confidence can help others as well. Learning how to be confident can lead to a person getting the job they want, making more money, reaching their dreams, public speaking, meeting new people, networking, managing a business or employees, traveling the world, and more. Gaining confidence can help a person in many, many different ways.
However, a lack of confidence may:
- Prevent someone from believing in themselves.
- Lead to someone being too shy to do what they want or need.
- Force someone to do things they hate.
- Cause someone to ruin a meeting, job possibility, and so on.
- Lead to unhappiness.
Here are my tips on how to be confident. With the tips below, you will start gaining confidence in no time so that you can start tackling your goals!