Boost your confidence and own it!

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What does it mean to have self-confidence?

Self-confidence is a character trait that we all possess but many of us may not notice or give it importance. Having confidence in life is essential as it enables you to face trivial things with firm belief and less impact on your overall mental health.
In life, there are many instances where we may feel challenged or are unable to accomplish certain things due to the lack of confidence and low self-esteem. We always have that irrational fear of failure which stops us from doing all those things that we want to as we are afraid of failing. Human nature is quite complicated, we feel the need to be validated by those around us and give unnecessary regard to the opinion of others rather than doing what makes us happy. Being attached to the stigma of failure is more overpowering than failure itself. There can be various reasons that are either environmental or psychological. It is a set of attributes that we develop depending on our surroundings, upbringing, situations, cultural beliefs, or the way we have been conditioned to behave.

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What character traits does a confidence person have?

Confidence is the state of being comfortable in your own beliefs and acceptance of things around you. It is a state of mind that portrays positive thinking, knowledge, and power to be able to speak or do as you please without fear. The secret to achieving self-confidence isn’t when you don’t care about others, it means being so positive and grounded with your own opinions that you are unbothered with what others have to say. It comes from a feeling of well-being from your mind and body when you’re able to trust your own skills, talent, and perseverance. It is simply about having faith in yourself.

Here are a few tips on how to boost your confidence:

1. Planning and Preparation

Play smart and always plan or prepare yourself before going out for social gatherings or official meetings. Make sure you know the kind of atmosphere there will be, dress accordingly

2. Learning and Researching

Always research and be open to learning. There are various ways to increase your knowledge about topics that most people aren’t familiar with. It gives you an edge in conversations and enables you to speak without fear in front of other people, making you appear more intellectual which is a major character trait for confident people.

3. Set Goals

There is no harm in making a list of things you want to achieve in a certain period and ticking them off one by one. It enables you to keep a check on your progress.

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4. Groom Yourself

Nothing is better than investing time and energy in yourself. When we spend more time grooming ourselves, improving our dressing, practice speaking fluently and spend more time on yourself while polishing your appearance as well as your internal self.

5. Embrace Positivity

Implement positivity within your day to day life. You will notice an immediate change!

6. Cut of Toxic People

This speaks for itself. Start taking your attention away from those people that bring uncertainty, stress, and unnecessary drama in your life. You don’t need that kind of energy and if I am being honest, those people aren’t worth being a part of your life.

7. Self-Acceptance

Learn to embrace who you are. Be it your flaws, your drawbacks or anything that makes you feel insecure, accept it. Being content with yourself will bring you the peace you require and no matter what anyone says, you will be unbothered. blank

8. Be Kind

We all know it is essential to be kind to others, however we often forget the most important thing which is being kind to yourself. The more you treat yourself with kindness, the happier you will be. After all, you’re only human.

9. Look for Solutions

Often, we dwell on the problems that we undergo, and it becomes hard to let go. Rather than focusing on what’s been done, try to search for possible solutions and what should or can be done to improve the situation.

10. Focus on Competence

Once you develop competence, people will be left speechless and unable to challenge your competency, be it as a leader, a mentor or a substantial part of your peer group.

These are a few ways you can improve and develop your self-confidence. Do not listen to negative people when they tell you that you cannot achieve something. Don’t let anyone project their insecurities on you. Be the best version of yourself and go own it!

Until next time!

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Areeba Siddiqui

Project Head at FHM Pakistan. An aspiring film-maker and music aficionado who strongly believes in the power of words to bring a major change. Analytical, dreamer and a philanthropist. All about sunsets, nature and embracing the true essence of life.

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