Happiness is a strange thing. It can come, it can go, and it is dependent on numerous different factors. Yet while we can be happy at any time, long-term happiness seems to depend on one crucial aspect of our lives: our confidence. If you feel secure and confident in yourself, then you’ll likely be able to weather any and all setbacks that life throws at you. But if you’re not a naturally confident person, how do you go about acquiring it? We take a look below.
Own Your Personality
At some stage or another, everyone thinks they’re odd, or that they don’t fit in with the rest of the crowd. But here’s the thing: you’re not supposed to fit in everywhere! How could you? Whatever your personality is, make sure you’re putting it out there with confidence – after all, there’s no other way to be. You’re not going to win over everyone, but take a look at the people who actually are “liked” by everyone; they’re usually devoid of a personality or blend into the background so much that there’s nothing to dislike. Be you, and be proud.
Correct the Imperfections
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Of course, to have the confidence to showcase your color to the world, you need to feel good about what you’re showing. The personality is innate, but everything else? That’s up to you to dictate. If there’s something about your appearance that you don’t like, then work on it. If your figure is holding you back, hit the gym, and find a diet that works for you. If your teeth are stopping you from smiling as much as you’d like, see an orthodontist, and get those straight teeth you’ve been longing for. There’s nearly always a solution to whatever imperfection is knocking your confidence; it’s just about being proactive.
The ones who are most likely to lack confidence are the ones who spend their evenings scrolling through Facebook or watching TV. They think life is boring because theirs is! If you’re becoming a big negative, and it’s beginning to impact your confidence, then find yourself a new hobby. Once you get deep into something – actually, deep into anything – then life becomes a lot more colorful. You’ll be happier, more confident, and more interesting. Win, win, win!
It’s easy to fall into a routine. But remember that comfort is vastly overrated; it’ll pay to challenge yourself to be and do more. Think of a goal, and go after it – not to impress anyone else, but just for yourself. There’s nothing that’ll inspire confidence than setting a goal and then achieving it!
Remember: No-one has all the Answers!
Finally, if you’re walking around thinking “why can’t I be as confident as everyone else?” remember that everyone is making it up as they go along! If you want to do something, then don’t think about what other people will think of it. Just do it – you never know who you might inspire if you just live your life to the fullest.
This post is a contributed post.