If you don't believe in yourself others won’t either. That’s how influential you are. In order to really succeed in your life, performance and career, you need to carry yourself like a person deserving of success. Confident people have certain traits in common, making them easy to recognize. Have you ever noticed how much self-confident people are admired by others and how they inspire confidence in others as well? They tend to face their fears head-on and tend to be wise risk takers. They know that no matter what obstacles come their way, they have the ability to get past them.
Here are some simple ways to increase your confidence naturally:
Have a positive perspective. Self-confident people tend to see their lives in a positive light even when things aren't going so well, and they are typically satisfied with and respect themselves. Make the choice to be around other people that are also bettering themselves and following their goals. To succeed and hold yourself in honor, you need to be surrounded by people that are committed to doing the same!
Have confident body posture. We've talked about this before in the post about posture. How you stand and present yourself, says a lot about the beliefs you hold. Stand tall. Walk lightly. Smile. Your mind will soon follow - just be consistent.
Don’t let your mistakes destroy you. Be forgiving and don't beat yourself up at all. But when you fall, get back up again! Don't be defeated. Learn from mistakes by....
Learn how to properly prepare. Feeling flustered and disorganized will only leave you feeling inadequate and insecure. As a performer and presenter, you'll want to learn everything there is to know about your field, job, presentation--whatever is next on your "to conquer" list. If you are prepared, and have the knowledge to back it up, your self-confidence will soar. Take classes, hire a coach... just be proactive.
Confidence is a skill you can nurture. You don’t have to be born with it. No person should feel sentenced to a life of insecurity. Boost your self esteem and confidence in all areas of life. Contact The New York Acting School for Film and Television today to see how we can help!