Self-confidence is an assessment of ourselves and our abilities. Not only that, in general, self-confidence is something we can learn to shape our socialization in our living environment, especially in doing business. Sometimes, people have difficulty being confident. Feeling insecure is a human thing that is felt by everyone. Everyone sometimes has doubts or confusion about themselves which can trigger insecurity where they feel anxious, uncomfortable, even to the point of feeling unmotivated.
To increase the confidence of a person, there are many things that affect the level of self-confidence. Here are tips to increase self-confidence and reduce the sense of insecurity that often comes to a person.
1. Have more self-respect
By having more self-respect, you will appreciate your own rights and privileges more, you’ll also understand that you deserve to be happy. Can’t you imagine that self-confidence, which seems trivial, has a big impact on someone’s life? People who do not believe in themselves will experience the opposite. They’ll feel that they have no privileges. They even see themselves as nothing to be proud of.
2. Ready to face pressure and challenges
Self-confidence leads a person to have a clear vision and mission. A confident person has a forward outlook and the courage to lead other people. At the same time, other people will show great respect towards the person. So, don’t be surprised if people who are confident are easy to become a leader.
3. Fake it till you make it
The term “fake it till you make it” suggests that by imitating confidence, competence, and an optimistic mindset, a person can realize those qualities in their real life and achieve the results they seek. Even if deep down you feel insecure, who cares? People will only notice from the outside. They can’t see what’s going on in your mind or heart. Be brave, be bold, but don’t overdo it. If you routinely do the “fake it till you make it” thing, you won’t even have to fake it anymore. It’s already in you, the confidence.
4. Have a peaceful mind and less stress
Freedom from the attitude of doubt, fear, and anxiety can be translated that the person having a peaceful, calm, and serene mind. People who are confident have a lower risk of stress than people who are not confident.
5. Imitating some badass fictional characters
People who consume media tend to follow fictional characters that they attract to. This will help you to boost your confidence by copying or immitating their attitudes. If you copy a real person, they might feel offended because some people don’t like to be copied. Fictional characters aren’t real so nobody will get upset. Check out these badass fictional characters so that you can get inspired by their confidence (only the good parts, not the toxic ones, of course.): Maddy Perez from Euphoria, Effy Stonem from Skins, Beth Harmon from The Queen’s Gambit, Tyler Durden from Fight Club, and Gus Fring from Breaking Bad.
Do these things regularly and let’s see the difference. When you’ve reached your goal of being a confident person, don’t forget to teach others how to gain confidence. Sharing is caring.