The Importance Of Self Confidence
What is Self Confidence?
To be able to
achieve a goal you need skills, discipline, determination, capability
and self confidence. Self confidence comes from having the right kind
of skills and clarity of goals to be achieved. The clearer the goal,
the better the focus of mind and self confidence. Nothing great was
ever achieved by people who lacked confidence. A capable body and mind
will not function to their greatest potential if not backed by self
confidence. Self confidence, hence, is the pivot on which all the
creative and analytical abilities of the mind rest on. Low self
confidence can impair the functioning of both the body and mind,
resulting in failure. Self confidence is the measure of one's
collective ability to march right ahead to achieve a said goal.
The visibility factor
Self confidence has
a way of being visible. You can tell by observing the very manner of a
person walking, communicating, working, socializing, as to whether he
is confident or not. The very first handshake with a person will tell
her level of self confidence. A self-confident person truly stands
apart. Drooping shoulders, falling jaws, undecided steps are not the
characteristics of a confident person. Confidence is infectious; the
very presence of a self-confident person tends to charge up the air
around him. Everything automatically falls in place for a confident
person, and the world stands apart for the man who walks with sure,
confident steps. A confident person commands respect as well.
Self Confidence – the basis of all achievement!
Great things are
seldom achieved without necessary confidence. All the skills and
efforts possible are useless if confidence is lacking. Low confidence
halts your steps and you cannot take initiative. Low self confidence
paralyzes both the body and mind at the time of making decision. It
leaves you undecided and the undecided are swept away. There is no
place for the undecided in this world where success is worshipped, and
success seldom comes to someone who is undecided. As the old saying
goes, you must stand for something or you will fall for anything
– and it's your confidence that holds you together or breaks you
genetic nor it is hereditary. Nobody is born confident. Confidence is
acquired. Confidence is learned. Confidence is improved. Confidence is
practiced. And confidence can be generated. You need to first realize
the importance of confidence before you can make any efforts to get
better with it. It's very much in your hands to develop a
Confidence brings out the fighter in you
It is said that one
has to take risks to achieve something. There's no gain without pain,
as we've all heard. So what is it that enables one person to go ahead
and take risks while another is held back? Yes, it's the level of
confidence that makes people come out and lead from the front without
caring for failure. It's this belief in oneself that differentiates
achievement from failure. It's sometimes the bald guy who takes the
girl because he has something more than the handsome guys around
– yes, you guessed it right, he oozes self confidence that makes
the lady weak in her knees!
themselves was behind scores of people who broke the shackles of a
well- paying, “secure” job to pursue their dream of
creating something, being something and ended up building great
businesses. Surely what turned these seemingly ordinary men and women
who were stuck in the nine-to-five ordeal into successful entrepreneurs
was nothing but a belief in their dreams and immense self-confidence!
In today's world of
competition, confidence isn't just an asset. It forms the very basis of
your survival. Getting a good job means you need to be confident in the
interview. Getting a raise, again, needs you to be confident at work.
The confident ones are the ones who get attention. Attention brings
acceptance and acceptance brings love, peace and energy that make you
efficient. Efficiency makes you an achiever and achievement makes you
even more confident.
And when you
are confident, can happiness and riches be far behind? Make sure that
you are never out of this magical spiral. Believe in yourself, get
going; tell yourself that you have it in you. Because ultimately the
one who wins is the one who thinks he can!