Confidence… what is it?

Probably one of the most important things to have in my opinion, confidence. It can really help you get further in life, and also makes you a lot happier once you have found yours, and I am a believer that everyone can find their confidence.

An example of confidence is instead of worrying about what people think of you, you are fine either way if they have a negative opinion or positive. It is being sure of yourself, being comfortable in your own skin. Take a look at this great article that describes confidence in more detail here.

I wasn’t always confident myself, I spent years of my teens being a very shy young individual. It was only really past university days that I was able to confidently walk into any shop without thinking about it, or speak to a stranger on the street without having an incredible amount of nervousness beforehand.

It takes time to build confidence, and there are a number of ways to get there. One of which is putting yourself in situations where you do not feel comfortable, stepping out of your comfort zone, this will slowly break down your doubts and help you build confidence.

Working on self esteem is also key. Looking at your strengths and focusing on those, knowing your weaknesses but also knowing that they are natural and everyone has weaknesses. Play to your strengths. For more advice on becoming more confident.

Once you start building confidence, it starts to snowball, and you will reach higher confidence levels than you thought were possible. Just keep at it, keep focussing on positivity and positivity in yourself and you will get there.

Good luck all!