How to be Confident

28 Oct

Confidence is such an attractive quality – ask anyone! For a while, I used to struggle with confidence, especially in high school. There were areas that I felt like I had confidence in, while others needed serious improving. When I got to college, I told myself that would all change. There was no reason to be afraid! We are all born with confidence inside of us, and I’ve learned that the best way to become that confident person you can be proud of – is to embrace it! Practice does make perfect.

There is never any reason for you to feel unsure or insecure about yourself. Our personal insecurities are often clouded by our own clouded judgments. Do yourself a favor and never let people tell you that you are not capable of something. Something to keep in mind is this; always expect success out of yourself. That way, you will be constantly striving to give your best efforts that in time, will result into something that you can be proud of. We all have strengths and weaknesses, but make sure to trust your own capabilities. If someone criticizes you, take it this as an opportunity to improve. If someone does better than you, see it as an opportunity to learn from them. If you fall short at something, realize you can get closer next time. Be confident in your personal potential. We cannot control the future or be in charge of what happens to us on a daily basis, but this is no reason to have fear. Embrace the unknown, step out of your comfort zone, and jump right in there! I often find myself believing every negative thing that is said about me… and I forget to be equally thankful for compliments and praises from others. It’s okay to receive praise as well as receiving constructive criticism from others. There is absolutely no reason for us to compare ourselves to those around us. Be confident in who YOU are & never let anyone tell you that you can’t or that you’re not worth it.

Here is a quote that I found today, that I thought applied directly to this post and was very worthy of sharing:

Above all, remember you are capable and worthy—just as much as anyone else, regardless of what you’ve achieved, regardless of what mistakes you’ve made. Knowing that intellectually is the first step to believing it in your heart. Believing it is the key to living it. And living it is the key to reaching your potential.” -Lori Deschene

Happy Monday! Keep your head high!

-xoxo, Emily


3 Responses to “How to be Confident”

  1. yoursonmyson October 30, 2013 at 4:59 pm #

    I really like the quotation; something someone recently told me was that “You are the best ‘you’ in the universe.” I felt like that applied to this. Great post!

    • edarnell895 October 31, 2013 at 6:03 pm #

      I really like that! Thanks for reading!

  2. Stephen November 7, 2013 at 2:39 am #

    Confidence has never been a problem for you 😉

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