5 Reasons Confident People Succeed
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Confidence breeds success. A healthy self-esteem and positive outlook on your accomplishments and talents does wonders for your career. Confidence is a cornerstone in what makes a leader. If you’ve ever suffered from low self-esteem, you know exactly how hard it is to function as your own worst enemy, and all too often those self-fulfilling prophecies become a reality with dire consequences.
Here are five reasons why confident people succeed:
They surround themselves with positive people.
The people you bring into your inner circle will impact both your personal and professional lives. Successful people have peers, mentors and teammates that boost their confidence, not take away from it. If you know a “Hoover person” — someone who sucks all the positivity out of life—reevaluate your relationship and end it if need be. You don’t have time for people who want to see you fail.
They invest in themselves.
Learning never ends, and neither does fine tuning your skills. Confident people invest in their own growth, both personally and professionally. If there is a skill you want to improve to strengthen your business (marketing, developing, sales), invest in books, seminars, classes, anything that will keep your mind sharp and your skills ahead of the game.
They are their own biggest competitor.
Competition is healthy, but not when you take it personally. Successful, confident people know that someone else’s achievements do not negate their own. Be happy for those who do well and strive for the same professional outcomes. When you meet your goals, set new ones. Continued success comes from beating your own records—not anyone else’s.
They know their weaknesses—and accept them.
Believe it or not, understanding and embracing your weaknesses boosts your confidence. Accept that you will never be perfect and you will be able to focus on your strengths and your accomplishments. Successful people don’t dwell on the “what-ifs” or the obstacles because it’s pointless. Your weaknesses do not dictate your prosperity; your strengths do.
It’s all in their heads.
The term “fake it until you make it” actually holds some weight. Confident people never let others see them sweat, especially when they aren’t at their best. Positive thinking and self-talk are highly effective in changing your mood and your confidence. “I’ve got this.” “I can do this.” “People want to hear what I have to say.” Keep telling yourself these things and you will eventually believe them. Remember: perception is reality.
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