10 Habits Of Highly Confident People

10 Habits Of Highly Confident People

Have you ever wondered how some people seem to glide through life and enjoy success in pretty much everything they do? If the answer is yes, then you’ve also wondered why you are not doing more of the same, even though you put in as much hard work as them, and have the same skill level. Where’s the difference? It is all about confidence. It influences pretty much every area of our lives, starting with our careers, and going all the way to our social life.

Confidence enables you to make the most out of your abilities, and to push beyond your perceived limits. Sure, some people are simply born with it, but confidence can be learned, just like anything else. Here are 10 habits of highly confident people you can start implementing today and change your life for the better.

1. They Learn All the Time

The main reason why we are not learning more is because we fear failure. Confident people, on the other hand, aren’t afraid if trying new things and learning new skills, just because they might not succeed right away. If they do succeed, great, and if they don’t, they pick up where they left off and use it as a learning experience.

2. They Take Responsibility

As opposed to being idle bystanders in their own lives, confident people assume control over it. They accept that they are responsible for their own decisions, actions, and words. Of course, they might not be able to control the outcome, but they can control for their responses and choices in life, whether good or bad.

3. They Don’t Give into Their Fears

Even the bravest ones among us have fears. But, what makes us brave is not our lack of fear, but acting in spite of it. That’s also one of the trademarks of all confident people. Fear is what keeps most of us from trying, and it’s definitely something that keeps us away from success. Being confident is about stepping out of your comfort zone and giving it a shot.

4. They Don’t See Themselves as Victims

At some point in yourself, you are going to feel like everything and everyone is against you. It’s an opportunity to fall into self-pity and feel victimized. Confident people do the exact opposite. They view problems and roadblocks as challenges, which drives them to try even harder. Sure, they also feel when they have been done wrong, but that doesn’t stop them from achieving their goals.

5. They Respect Others

This doesn’t mean that they will put up with other people, no matter how difficult they are. But, they have no problem in seeing value in other people around them. Furthermore, they are more than ready to help them out, whether through pointing them in the right direction, providing timely feedback, or simply lending them a hand when they need it.

6. They Accept Recognition

Once they have done a good job, confident people will be pleased with it, and will accept recognition for their hard work. But, they won’t boast about it. …read more
Source: Steven Aitchison