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Habits that will help you exude confidence

Sromona Bhattacharyya
21st Jul 2017
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Over the years, I have come to the realization that most people have perfected the art of radiating confidence, pushing them ahead in the race. We always tend to look up to those who inspire us and wonder helplessly if we can ever be as good as them. Even though some have the innate quality of self-assurance, for others, it’s more of an acquired practice that takes lots of convincing and gut.

Here are habits of confident people. Hopefully, we can learn a thing or two from them.

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Purposeful

It is important to figure out the 'why' in your work as it will help you garner more confidence. Knowing the purpose behind your task will only give you more clarity and insight.

Do not compare

I spent a lot of my childhood days trying to compare myself with those around me, and trust me, it did not do anything to build my confidence. Self-doubt will only tarnish your confidence.

Try finding solutions

The numero uno trait of a strong leader is that they are great at finding solutions to any kind of problems. Problems are inevitable, but to emerge as a confident leader requires the person to be able to figure out a solution instead of cribbing about it.

Play to the strengths

Although, honing skills is great for character building, one shouldn’t give up on their strengths. Play your cards right and cash in on your strengths.

Take action

We let our fear hold us back and no wonder we fear any change or to accept challenges. Let go of this irrational fear and venture forth to the unknown. You will be surprised as to what you can achieve.

Be positive

Negativism is a ruthless thing one could do to himself/herself. Instead of focusing on the negative and brood over it, break the cycle and think positively. It is bound to have a good impact on your level of confidence.

Be prepared

Preparedness is the key to success and one cannot seize the day without an ample amount of preparation. If opportunity knocks at your doors, do whatever you have to do in order to be well prepped.

Realize the power of body language

Body language can do wonders when it comes to boost confidence. Whenever you feel low, change your posture into one that is empowering. You can feel the instant change.

Nothing can turn you into a bundle of confidence overnight, there is no one stop solution, but these little steps can and will help you get on the right track to become your best self.

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