How strong are you about YOU? Your confidence for yourself comes from within and is reflected in how you dress, how do you walk, and how do you sit. These areas affect the way you and others feel about you. If you build these areas and operate according to the rules, they can boost you confidence and help you be more effective.
3 Confidence Boosters
1. Appearance – A lot of times how we dress and look is vital to just getting in the door. Sad to say it, but we do judge people according to their appearance. Our appearance speaks volumes about who we are and what we stand for. This is why we should be mindful of how we look and what our body language is saying.
In college, I remember dressing up like someone important and getting the different questions and comments as if I was someone important. Just getting a question or comment pumped me up. (I would say, "Wow, I could pass for a professor!" or "They could see me being in that profession just because I appeared to be." To building confidence in the way you look decide what you want type of image you want to be known by to the world. Start, resembling what you desire. That style should reflect confidence and self pride to others not just you and your peers.
Do keep in mind that true confidence should come from building good character within first (because you work to make that image a reality) and then should be reflected outwardly among the public.
2. Stride – Believe it our not how we walk shows how we feel about who we are. Is our walk slow, tired, or painful? Is it spirited, energetic and purposeful? Whichever one we show we attract a level of expectancy from others. In other words, other people tend to expect what you present. In the wild, when something walks as if it was dying vultures and other carnivores start to come around expecting an easy meal. When we walk disconnected and confused about our purpose, we can easily miss opportunities that we desire and need.
Make every effort to walk with confidence and purpose. Pick up your pace as if you have places to go, people to see, and important work to do. Confidence is gained by choosing to be an important person (because you are) and walking as if so. Then others should start responding to you as important because you make each step full of confidence.
3. Posture – Our greatest possession is our bodies. We use it every day to accomplish tasks and duties. How we carry ourselves is known as our posture. It tells a story about our level of confidence. If we sit or stand with slumped shoulders and move lethargically, we can be viewed as a person with low self confidence.
Prep up your posture by standing up straight with your head up. When you look at people to speak make eye contact, shake their hand firmly. A good posture lets others know you are interested and respect who they are. Respectful posture is being alert and attentive to situations all around. Always look for ways to be involved and helpful to the people in your world.
Summary - Your confidence level can be boosted by presenting an appearance that is positive for your direction in life, walking as if you have purpose, and standing with meaning for being. You can change your success level by boosting who you are.