Confidence by definition is a feeling of self-assurance arising from one’s appreciation of one’s own abilities or qualities. When you think of someone you find attractive, how high on the list of traits does confidence rank? In my opinion, a high level of confidence can easily rank in the top five attractive qualities someone can posses. So, why am I writing about confidence? I am usually a fairly confident person and I know what I am capable of, but ever since I’ve started making significant changes in my life I feel like I’ve lost some of my confidence along the way. I was having a conversation with a friend the other day and it challenged me to remember the confident person I feel like I’ve lost touch with.
If you are struggling with your confidence, or doubting your confidence level, first remember you aren’t the only one who feels this way. Second make a list of some of your best qualities. Some of your best qualities could be your personal style, health/fitness/body image, intelligence level or education, work ethic, compassion for people. Third, BELIEVE in yourself, no matter what! Don’t ever let anyone or anything take your confidence from you, be brave and stand strong.
For the longest time my career generated my confidence because of all that I had accomplished. I know this may sound crazy to some people, but stepping away from my profession led to my struggle with my confidence. Now that it has been a couple of months since I have left that part of my life in the past, I am able to use my ability to make a life changing decision as a new source of my confidence. If I can make the decision to start over and leave behind everything I have accomplished for a new future, I need to remember to believe in myself.
Even on your worst day, don’t forget what you are capable of!