Confidence and self confidence. What is the difference between the two notions?
Confidence is a larger concept which involves having confidence in oneself and much more. It has other elements attached to it. But self confidence is purely person-based. It tells the difference between feeling unstoppable and feeling scared out of your wits. Your perception of yourself has an enormous impact on how others perceive you. Perception is reality, so the more self confidence you have, the more likely it is that you will succeed in your life.
Although many of the factors affecting self confidence are beyond your control, there are a number of things you can consciously do to build self confidence. You could do certain things that are listed below to boost up your self confidence. You should dress sharp. Clothes don’t make you anything but it certainly helps you to feel better about yourself. You feel good and optimistic when you dress right. Also if you feel energetic it shows in your walk. So if you walk fast, it’s a good sign.
Things like maintaining a good posture when sitting also tells a story about the person. People with slumped shoulders and lethargic movements display a lack of self confidence. They aren’t enthusiastic about what they’re doing and they don’t consider themselves important. By practicing good posture, you’ll automatically feel more confident. Also, one of the best ways to build confidence is by listening to a motivational speech. Unfortunately, opportunities to listen to a great speaker are few and far between. You can fill this need by creating a personal commercial that is by writing some good things about yourself. You should also have gratitude. When you focus too much on what you want, the mind creates reasons why you can’t have it.
You must also compliment other people. When we think negatively about ourselves, we often project that feeling on to others in the form of insults and gossip. To break this cycle of negativity, get in the habit of praising other people. Try sitting at the front row of a class, group of people, offices or other place. Most people prefer the back because they’re afraid of being noticed. This reflects a lack of self confidence. During group discussions many people never speak up because they’re afraid that people will judge them for saying something stupid. This fear isn’t really justified. Self confidence can be very well being developed.