If you want to be more daring, try starting out with being confident. If you ask several people what it means to be confident, you’ll likely get a wide variety of answers. People have visions in their head about what confidence means and often it is attributable to a type of person. For instance, many people think that people who are tall are confident. What do you think when the term comes to mind?
While we may have preconceived notions as to who we feel are confident people, confidence is more about attitude and conviction. You’ll find plenty of people who fall outside those preconceived notions all the time.
Confidence is also about repetition. For instance, if you continually use affirmations about yourself, your confidence is likely to increase over time. The key is to use them consistently.
Confidence becomes a type of feedback loop. When you become more confident, people will latch onto that and react in a positive way. This reinforces what you have done and you will continue to do it.
While confidence is a good trait to have, it’s important not to overdo it. You don’t want to come across as cocky and conceited. This will turn people off and your efforts to be more confident will be shunted.
It does take some daring to be confident because it’s easier not to be this way. When we gain confidence, it may require that your actions take you outside your comfort zone. It may even bring you to taking stands that are not popular and may be controversial. You want to be liked, but sometimes confidence allows us to do the right thing, even if everyone won’t be happy about it.
What you will find as you gain your confidence is you’ll dare to live a better life. Make no mistakes, your life will change. People will be more drawn to you and you will get more done with their help. You will also get what you want more often. It’s exciting and scary at the same time. But, it will be satisfying in the long run.
There will be some people that try to bring you down. When people recognize that you are confident, it has the potential to threaten their world. Your confidence may cause them to step outside their own comfort zone and not everyone is ready for that. However, you have to live your own life and not worry too much if those people are affected by your changes.