If you’re not happy with who you are, what you’re capable of and where you’re going, you will lack the confidence to make things happen and will fail in your pursuit of success. However, prepare yourself properly, both mentally and physically, to follow your passion and realise your dream, and your self-confidence will come.
Confidence is a key element to going the extra mile. When you are brimming with confidence you feel that you can take on the world. However, it’s important that you’re careful not to allow your self-confidence to spill over and become arrogance. To avoid this situation arising, always underpin your outward facing high energy with humility.
Confidence can be viewed in the context of three elements – your personality and mental wellbeing, your appearance and your abilities. If you lack confidence in any of these areas, then you will be off balance and will not be able to perform to the maximum. Communication with others, whether in a one-to-one situation or a group, becomes easier when you are confident in yourself and in your abilities.
When any element is out of sync, you end up with an uncomfortable feeling that manifests itself into lack of confidence. When these three areas are aligned, however, you become totally at ease with who you are and you reach a state of being where you’re confident in your own skin. When you have achieved this, you will connect more effectively with others. You’ll also be ready to take on new challenges and have a far greater chance of seeing them through successfully.