“If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.” -Marcus Garvey
“To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.” -Mark Twain
Self-esteem, self-confidence is the greatest thing you should develop for yourself. Without self-confidence, you’ll never get anything great.
Self-confidence is something which you need in your life to be happy on your own. In the previous article, I told you about how to be happy on your own, and I think without self-confidence and self-respect you can’t just do that.
Self-confidence and ignorance are two most important factor needed in order to become successful and happy.
Recently I have written an article on how you can pursue your passion by ignoring other if you haven’t yet read that article you can read that here: Pursue Your Passion: How to Overcome the Fear of Failure
Now, you know the importance of self-esteem, the question is how you can be more confident?
In this post, I will tell my 5 simple but really effective hacks which make me become and look confident than ever and will work for you the same.
5 Simple Hacks to Be More Confident:
1. Take a look at your body language.
Body language is the key element in becoming more confident. Others will judge you and your confidence just by looking at your body language.
So, make sure you better take look at your body language.
Here are some short hacks which you can use to improve your body language and eventually will help you to be more confident:
*Heads up and put a smile on your face.
By heading up, it makes an impact on others that you are very confident and by adding a smile on your face, others feel comfortable to talk with you.
But don’t just overdo these things. Otherwise, it will make a negative impact on peoples.
*Chest out and shoulders back.
Another simple body hack, when you are standing or walking, take your chest a little out and your shoulders a little back.
This simple thing indicates that you are a confident person.
But again, don’t overdo these, otherwise, it will make you look dumb.
You can know more body hacks here: 9 Powerful Body Language Tips To Instantly Boost Your Confidence
2. Dress up well.
Your dressing plays an important role in becoming more confident. It’s because of our mentality and our subconscious mind.
When we see a well-dressed man, we set our mindset that this guy is so confident and attractive.
This is what you have to do. If you want to appeal more confident to others, pay close attention to your clothes. Choose the right clothes carefully and it will be a plus point in your looks.
Dressing up well has another benefit.
It makes our mind to believe that we are confident and good looking and so thus impact others too.
Just look at this article about how well dressing can affect your confidence: How Dressing Affect Your Attitude and Confidence
3. Cut down all the negative thoughts from your mind.
Confidence isn’t all about the physical appearance, its also about inner thoughts. What we do outside is the reflection of what we think inside. If you can’t think positively and confidently you can’t be confident and positive.
So, first, you have to prepare your mind for it. You have you make your mind to think that you are confident and a positive person.
But let me guess, whenever you try to think positively many negative thoughts came into your mind and you feel completely lost.
Am I right?
If this happens to you, then don’t worry, here are some things which you can try to get rid of all this drama and negativity.
*Focus on your aim and blur everything else.
This is what I personally do and I love doing it. I keep myself focused on my aim, on my goal and blur every distraction that came in my way.
In this way, I can’t find any time for thinking about unnecessary/negative things, which keeps me happy and confident about my work.
You may also read: How to Stay Focused on Aim: 2 Powerful Habits
*Ignore what others are saying.
If you keep thinking about what others are saying and what they are doing, you’ll never be happy and positive on your own.
“When people can’t reach your level, they keep talking about yourself.” – unknown
Don’t be upset or frustrate if people keep talking about yourselves. You should ignore them and keep moving forward.
Those who want to stay with you will stay and those who want to leave will find an excuse. And believe me you don’t need anyone to be successful, you just need yourself.
Believe in yourself and make it happen.
You may also read: How You can Ignore Everybody and Follow Your Dreams
4. Get prepared.
Get prepared for your work or about something else. If you didn’t know anything, it’s so obvious to feel less confident and it will fill you up with lots of negative thoughts.
Let’s understand it with an example.
You are going for an exam, but haven’t studied anything. What will happen? You’ll feel completely lost and very less confident.
Instead, if you studied well and then go for an exam, your confidence will look clear on your face. You’ll feel confident and others will feel the same about you.
This is what you have to do with your life. Imagine your life as an exam and study as learning and gaining knowledge. You have to keep learning and gaining knowledge every single day in order to become and look more confident.
And believe me, “leaning never ends.”
You’ll never get finished or ends up saying that I know everything. So, keep working and learning each and every single day.
5. Believe in yourself.
It doesn’t matter who stands behind you and support you and who left you in bad situations.
“When you are confident about yourself and believe in yourself and in your goals, nothing can stop you.”
No matter what others are saying about you and your goals. If you see your goal or aim clearly, it’s enough. Go hard, work hard and prove everyone wrong.
You may think its hard to do. But believe me, it’s not.
It’s almost 11 months over from my blogging journey and still, I didn’t get any support from any of my friends or family. They still think that its just nonsense and a waste of time.
But does it hurt me or stopped me?
As you see, I still working on this blog and still creating posts for you. I have my goal, my aim clear in my mind. And nobody can stop me from achieving it.
And if I can do this then, why shouldn’t you?
And I think I am not a superhuman J (or am I)
“Sometimes life is all about risking it all for a dream no one can see but you.” – unknown
Have belief in yourself and in your goals, and you’ll be unstoppable.
So, how these hacks work for you, let me know in the comment section below. And do share it with someone else if you enjoy it.