Confidence is one quality, which you need universally at all times and spaces. You need it in board room or bed room; whether you are an interviewer or being interviewed; you are addressing an audience or asking a question; whether you are a supervisor or subordinate; you want to build a relationship or break it; whether you are joking or juggling around!
Confidence brings you dynamism as well as optimism. It improves your body language, as also spoken language!
What exactly is confidence!
Surf the internet and you would find host of articles/information on what is confidence; but it does not hit the right chord and leaves you confused.
Correct definition of confidence is “Alignment of mind and body, with no thoughts that drag you in the past”!
So, when you feel confident, you would observe that your mind and body work in full synchronism. You feel good, when you are confident. Therefore, your body releases happy hormones – endorphins, dopamine and serotonin.
9 steps to secure and soar up your confidence
There are lot of material and advisories available on subject; none other than following steps can drive you towards the very definition of confidence:
- Do only what you believe
Do not venture into any talk or task for which you don’t have conviction. You would always be better off by not doing anything when you lack belief.
- Believe in self
If you can feel your thoughts and breaths, it proves that you have all powers as anyone else on this planet. Rope this in your mind as your top belief!
- Listen and learn
Talking is least important but listening cum learning is most. Read and learn the subject, you want to deal keeping no pressure on mind.
- Make and take notes
Very important is to write down key points when you listen, read or mull. Supplement those by your own explanations.
- Be optimistic
What has to go wrong would go wrong; but what has to go right would also go right! So, shade away your anxieties, fear and pessimism.
- Be enthusiastic
Whatever you do, do it by your heart; love it; take pride in it whether big or small. That makes your mind positive!
- Keep it simple and straight
Surprised that simplicity brings confidence? It certainly does!
When you keep it simple, your mind will not get cluttered with too many thoughts. It would keep only relevant thoughts and that it key to bring clarity and confidence in you.
If simplicity is gold; keeping it straight adds to its glitter. You would hit the point directly and avoid getting digressed.
- Be respectful
You can be truly respectful only when you raise your self-esteem and reduce your ego. When you give respect – be it your boss, customer or audience – you get it back and that is a sure shot to swell your confidence.
- Keep fit
Staying fit is one of our top duties. Put your faith in balanced diet and exercises. Yoga and focusing on your breathing with eyes closed (extremely simple and effective form of meditation) help you to align your body and mind.
So, how about taking above steps forward to bring/boost confidence? Return gift that you would get is charisma!