Confidence… It’s something many people are struggling with, but, nevertheless, it is very important to be confident as an article of the Entrepreneur shows. Confident people know what they want and how they want it and are thereby morelikely to achieve their goals and be successful. They can persuade others easily with their confidence and can inspire their co-workers or friends to feel and act more confident.
It takes a lot of time for someone to be confident but there are some small things you can do to practice it. Taking risks and going out of your comfort zone and admitting you made a mistake while learning from it, are good things to start with, but there are some other tips and tricks to improve your confidence in order to be more successful.
First, it is important that you know yourself. You have to know what your strengths and weaknesses are. Where you’re good at, what can be an exciting opportunity for you and even what possible threats in your personal life can have an impact on your career. Besides knowing yourself it is also important to be eager to learn. You’ll feel confident knowing a lot and being able to talk about several topics with your co-workers, bosses and friends.
Another tip to feel more confident is to practice speaking for a group. Practice in the mirror, practice in front of a friend or family member… The more practice, the better you’ll give your presentation and the more comfortable you’ll feel with it. Think about possible questions your audience can ask and what you would respond to those questions.
Last, it is important that you don’t just act confident in front of others but that you also live your life confidently. Your whole life has to be filled with confidence. Don’t just act confident in your professional life, but also in your private one.