Besides fortune and fame, have you ever thought of what sets celebrities apart from non-celebrities? It’s their overflowing confidence, no less.
They can act, dance or sing in front of thousands (or even millions) of the audience without feeling self-conscious. When a scandalous rumor comes out, they either handle the issue with poise or choose to ignore. That’s how much props these personalities give themselves.
In truth, self-confidence can take you to greater heights of success, even though you’re not pursuing a career in the entertainment business. You need to develop it from the time you start walking during your toddler days up to the moment you become a retiree. It can also lead you to a lot of worthwhile things, such as:
Studies have shown our genetic makeup affects the amount of certain confidence-boosting chemicals our brain can access. Serotonin, a neurotransmitter associated with happiness, and oxytocin, the “cuddle hormone,” can both be inhibited by certain genetic variations. — Barbara Markway Ph.D.
End Of Depression
One of the essential elements of life that the disorder robs off people is self-esteem. As you continue to feel as if you’re not smart or remarkable enough to go on with your usual activities, the depression increases. Subsequently, the confidence level drops until it hits rock-bottom.
Granting you may not be so sure of yourself immediately when suffering from the illness, you can still fake your self-confidence until it becomes real. Many individuals do that and say, “I’m strong, I can beat this problem,” although their mind speaks otherwise. But they do develop self-assurance later and cull depression from their lives, which is an absolute win.
Better Job Opportunities
When you visit an office setting, you’ll notice who among the employees are confident or shy-type. The latter often wears baggy clothes, has their backs hunched over paperwork or computer screen and won’t talk to others unless it’s about necessary stuff. The former, meanwhile, dresses well, can communicate with everyone at any time and doesn’t mind openly talking about their projects and goals.
We think of confidence and focus as something self-generated. We hardly recognize how much their strength depends on how our environment supports, subsidizes or reinforces them. — Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D., MPP
Once a promotion becomes available, it’s likely that the staff with better self-confidence will get it, regardless if the other one is more intelligent than him or her. The reason is that the first-mentioned possesses the qualities of an actual leader, which they can become in the future. It’s possible that they won’t wait for their current superior’s endorsement as well. Instead, they’ll pass their application for the new post and build their career from the bottom to the top.
Furthermore, confidence makes you fearless. Being one means you can have more excellent experiences each week and love every second of it. You can try a particular form of dance, bungee jumping or skydiving.
Beyond the physical, this attitude also allows you to overcome the fear of failing, losing a job, breaking a long-time but toxic affiliation, and receiving criticisms for the decisions you choose. A self-assured individual may cry over such incidents once or twice, but they’ll never permit any of the problems to crush their hopes.
Much of our inability to access our personal power comes from a fear of suffering, a fear of painful feelings, or a fear of failure. This is another problem: we waste precious time and resources avoiding fear instead of living vibrantly, productively, and fully in the present moment, thereby actually creating the futures we long for. — Donna Rockwell, Psy.D.
Real love shines not when you make breakfast for your partner daily but when you’re confident enough to cheer them on or prosper with them. That’s very significant as some couples, even the married ones, break up in case one feels envious of the other’s achievements. It won’t happen, however, if you know your value as a person.
At this point, you should be able to tell where self-confidence can take you. The only path it’ll guide you to goes upward and ends in the success department, so make sure you’re ready for the opportunities that’ll come knocking on your door. Cheers!