Confidence, according to , is the belief in oneself and one’s powers or abilities; self-confidence; self-reliance; assurance. When you have confidence, you can be assured that when you walk in a room, it shows; because, everyone around you will see the confidence in you. It’s in the way you approach people, the way you speak, and the way you handle or take command of a conversation. It’s not that you are overbearing. It’s just the opposite. You can still be humble, but also display charisma. You have influence, and you are fun to be around.
You can tell the difference between a confident person and one who lacks assurance:
Lack of Confidence
1. Wishes to turn over and go back to bed
2. Turns or looks in another direction when spoken to
3. Slouch in back
4. Weak handshake
5. Unstable in decisions
6. Stumbles over question
1. Starts the day with a smile
2. Make good eye contact
3. Stands up straight
4. Firm handshake
5. Quick decision maker
6. Answers questions with authority
These are just a portion of what you will find between both types of individuals, but I think you get the drift. Which one are you? Do you have a hard time living up to the expectations of others that you find yourself being someone that you’re not? Or are you comfortable in your own skin and it shows with each person you come in contact with?
Having confidence in your abilities not only shows your level of competency in any given area, it also shows that even during times of weakness or failure, you have staying power. Nothing easily makes you give up and quit. Not only that, the Bible also says that if you cast not away your confidence or your faith that God will see you through, everything that you’ve ever dreamed of achieving will eventually come to you (see Hebrews 10:35).
So what are some ways that you can look at improving your level of confidence, no matter the task or situation? Let’s list them.
1. He made you ‘STRONG’!
2. Achievements anyone?
3. Psyche yourself out!
Want to go a little further?
Take this quiz I found on ‘How High is Your Self-Esteem‘ on . Come back and share how this quiz and this post impacted your life!
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