Here are 15 things highly confident people don’t do- let’s find out.
Self-confidence is the self-assurance we give ourselves about our abilities to perform a number of activities that require our ability to judge, make decisions and respond accordingly. Self-confidence increase when we have gained mastery over a particular task and the positive belief that we will be able to accomplish once again.
There can be no failure to a man who has not lost his courage, his character, his self respect, or his self-confidence. He is still a King. – Orison Swett Marden
Highly confident people believe in their potentials to achieve in life. If you fail to be self-confident, others will never perceive you as capable.
The highly confident people know that they are the only person with the power to decide what “confidence” means.
To walk with swagger and improve your self-confidence, watch out for these fifteen things highly confident people don’t do.
1. They don’t make excuses.
Highly confident people take ownership of their thoughts and responsibility for their actions. You won’t find them blaming the traffic for being tardy at work; they simply accept they were late at work.
They don’t sidetrack their short-comings with excuses like “I didn’t get enough time.” or “I am not worthy enough of this.” They work on themselves to get to where they deserve to be.
2. They don’t avoid doing the scary thing.
Highly confident people know how to combat fear.
They are highly aware of their shortcomings and drawbacks. They know that they need to overcome the fear which holds them back only to reach where they deserve to be.
3. They don’t live in a bubble of comfort.
Highly confident people avoid the comfort zone because they know that the success recipe lies just outside it.
They are thrilled by the uncertainty, therefore actively pursue the feeling of discomfort. For them giving up on comforts is the most crucial step to achieving the best.
4. They don’t put things off until next week.
Procrastination? What on earth is that?
The only distinction between a confident, successful person and an unsuccessful one is how well they manage their time and execute their plans to reach their objectives.
They don’t wait for the “right time” or the “right circumstances”. They are not scared of change so they prefer taking the risk here and now. They have learned to abandon their lackadaisical approach towards significant issues.
5. They don’t obsess over the opinions of others.
You don’t like their ways? Keep it to yourself. They are least bothered about your opinions unless and until it serves them positively.
Highly confident people don’t get uselessly caught up in negative feedback.
While they will welcome feedback which helps them grow better but they are resistant to comments from others that demotivates them. They know their limits, as they are highly self-aware and vigilant about themselves.
6. They don’t judge people.
Judging others, back-bitching is definitely not their thing because they believe no one is perfect.
These people have zero tolerance for unnecessary, self-inflicted drama.
They don’t feel the need to engage in sycophancy, participating in useless gossip about fellow co-workers or lash out at folks with different opinions.
They don’t feel the need to pull others down.
7. They don’t let lack of resources stop them.
However big or small, they will use every bit of resources to work up to their needs.
Confident people trust their potentialities. Lack of resources cannot restrict them to reach their goals.
They know that all things are possible with creativity and a refusal to quit. They don’t cry over spilled milk and are quick to pick up on solutions to every problem.
8. They don’t make comparisons.
Highly confident people know that they are not competing with others but themselves.
They compete with no other individual except the person they were yesterday. They are mature enough to understand that every individual is a unique creation and comparing them is a simplistic exercise in futility.