We all know that confidence is important. But what we don’t always realise is just how vital confidence is to achieving success. When you have confidence both inside and out, there is nothing you can’t achieve. You become unshakable. Your dreams become your reality. Here’s why confidence is so powerful and how you can make it work for you.
Confidence Comes from Within
The first step to having unstoppable confidence is to develop it from within. Too often, we rely on others for validation and approval. We seek reassurance from family, friends, and even strangers instead of trusting our own instincts and judgement. This need for external validation can leave us feeling insecure and uncertain—two things that are sure to sabotage our success
The key to conquering this lack of self-confidence is to silence that inner critic that tells us we’re not good enough. We all have one, that little voice that whispers (or sometimes shouts) negative things about ourselves. It’s time to tell that voice to shut up! Start by countering each negative thought with a positive affirmation about yourself. For example, “I’m not smart enough” becomes “I’m smart and capable.” “I’ll never be successful” becomes “I will achieve all my goals.” As you start to believe the positive affirmations, your inner confidence will begin to grow—and so will your chances for success. I have been to a transformational journey through breath work and I add this to my teachings with my clients. Breath work helps us to come out of the mind and bring us to the body. I will talk about this on my next blog more in detail and its positive effects.
ConfidenceIs Also About What You Project Outwardly
Having strong self-confidence is one thing, but it won’t do you much good if you’re not also projecting confidence outwardly. One of the easiest ways to do this is through your outfit and body language. Make sure you dress for success, stand up straight, make eye contact, and smile when you’re interacting with others—even if you don’t feel like it at first. The more you practice these behaviours, the more natural they will become—and the more confident you will appear to those around you. As a fashion designer who has been dressing thousands of women over the last 13 years, one thing I saw that had immediate effect was the power of fashion. Those women who I dress would walk out the changing room, taller, sure of herself and feeling great.
No matter what goals you have set for yourself, confidence is the key to achieving them. When you have strong self-confidence and project confidence outwardly, there is no limit to what you can achieve. So start building your inner and outer confidence today!
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