Let’s face it, self-confidence is 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 and the more self-confidence you have, the more likely it is you will succeed.
Identify your strengths
You should be aware of your good qualities and skills. These will be your strengths and you should be aware about them. When you know your strengths it gives you confidence. You can always try to improve further which will help you carry yourself with confidence.
Work on your appearance
The way you look and the way you carry yourself really help in developing confidence. When you dress up well and work on overall appearance you will feel good and confident about yourself.
Work on your weaknesses
You should be aware about your weak points and should learn to work on it. You should never let everyone know about your weaknesses. It can pull you down. When you are aware of your weaknesses, work on them and then nothing will pull you down.
Get involved in physical activities
You should chose a physical activity of your choice and do it consistently. This will help you to be healthy and to improve your body shape. Having a good body would help you carry yourself confidently.
Work on your communication skills
The way you talk to people and communicate is a very important part of your personality. A clear speech and good vocabulary would help you communicate well. When you know your communication skills are strong you carry yourself with confidence.
Learn to socialize
When you open up to people, attend social gatherings and socialize more, it starts becoming an easy task. When you know a lot of people and don’t have hesitate to talk to anyone then you carry yourself with confidence.
Improve your posture
Your body language is very important when it comes to carrying yourself with confidence. You should not look nervous, scared or less confident by the way you sit, stand, walk or talk.
Keep your grin in easy reach — you’d be surprised how even the smallest of smiles can disarm many a social situation and make everyone feel more comfortable.
Have approachable body language
If you see a person huddled in the corner pretending to play games on their mobile phone, are you really going to come up and say hello? Probably not. If you want others to approach you, make sure you’re approachable!
Remember that everyone struggles with confidence
Some people are good at hiding it, but nearly every person has struggled with his or her self-confidence at one point. You’re not alone! And if you can think of someone who’s confident, odds are there’s a situation they’re not confident in. Confidence is rarely universal.