5 Observations We Often Make about Confident People and What You Can Learn From Them
1. Confident people seek opinions and information from others. Not for approval but to test or improve their ideas. While they’re confident in their beliefs, they also recognize the value open-mindedness.
What can you learn? Actively solicit input from others, and be confident enough to listen to what they say. Incorporate the new ideas that resonate with you.
2. Confident people admit when they’re wrong. Confidence doesn’t equate to infallibility. Self-assured people recognize their mistakes.
What can you learn? We all make mistakes. When you make a mistake, own it and learn from it.
3. Confidence can be quiet. Confident people don’t feel the need to force their ideas on others or scream to be heard. If others disagree, the confident person will often go in his own direction.
What can you learn? Be willing to take a stand or take a risk when you know you’re right. Don’t be afraid to follow your own path.
4. Confident people know their strengths and weaknesses. Self-assuredness comes from self-awareness. Confident people understand their capabilities as well as their shortcomings.
What can you learn? Build upon your strengths and develop or compensate for your weaknesses. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
5. Confident people believe they should succeed. This isn’t an expression of self-entitlement. Belief is the key word.
What can you learn? Project confidence in your stature, actions and words. Stand up straight, take up space and smile. Visualize yourself being successful. By combining your visualizations and physical actions to emulate confidence, you are training your brain to believe in your own ability.
Do you see yourself as a confident person? Take time each day to consciously create a picture in your mind. Imagine yourself engaged in the actions of a confident person. Think confidently and let your brain create a path to success.