One of the biggest deterrents to success could easily be lack of confidence! When we talk success we are not restricted to the popular money-niche. Ofcourse, success applies in every niche, from relationships to sealing contracts etc.
We are also not restricted by gender! The world makes it look like women die to have confidence more but no doubt, men need it just as equally and suffer from lack of confidence just as equally!
Not to go into much debates, "lack of confidence" is something that affects many in the world. Even celebrities have been known to have faced confidence issues; many of these issues stemming from simple insecurities as how their lips look, hair-fall, no facial hair etc.
Yes, some celebrities where masks, some alter their bodies, some wear facial bangs etc to either hide insecurities or improve confidence!
So how about you and me! How much have we lost, due to "lack of confidence"? Well, we may never get to find out but the truth is, we may have lost many opportunities solely due to "lack of confidence".
As a youngster, even passing some exams, needed just an ounce more, of confidence. Yes, we read all the books; sleepless nights etc but pressure sets in during the exam, when you look at your question paper and you find out that, the Math exam you have expected to be 2-hours long, was 1.30 minutes long, then pressure sets in; "loss of confidence" and it becomes a downward spiral from their on as your brain freezes and you suddenly forget all your formulas!
Some human resource specialists look solely for the quality of "confidence", when they recruit talent to take up jobs. Yes, they aren't very keen on if you know the answers to questions; they look instead at how confidently you grace though situations, while under pressure.
Hahaha, how many times have we applied for tourist visa and during the interview; missed out on these visas because "loss of confidence" sets in!
We are all sincere etc but in the face of interviews at the embassies, some nerves come in and snatches away our confidence and makes stuttering our middle name!
Bottomline is, we need this "confidence"! It helps!
But how do we develop confidence?
In most, scenarios knowing the quality of who you are helps with your confidence level but was Rome built in a day! Even fully knowing who you can take ages.
What have steemians said about this matter?
- What can help you build your confidence if you don't have much of it?
- How can you regain confidence if you lose it?
- Does posture/dance/facial expressions etc have anything to do with confidence?
- Is confidence sexy?
Here Are 10 unMEAN sTWEETs Tackling: "How Much Do We Lose Due To "Lack Of Confidence"?
1. Confidence is ...........
2. Does Confidence Have Enemies?
@gikitiki leaves us with this one-liner:
3. Working On Being Attractive Helps With Confidence?
@acidyo teaches with a joke:
I've heard this funny re-occurring joke on Reddit that supposedly helps with confidence. Step 1 - be attractive.
Step 2 - don't be unattractive.
4. Can You Learn Confidence From Uncomfy Situations?
I think another interesting way to be more confident is to purposely put yourself in situations you would find uncomfortable. Doing this really helped my mentality, which is, as you mentioned, a big factor in being more confident.
5. Do Smile Portray Or Help With Confidence Issues?
@david777111 shares his thoughts:
Smiling. That reminds me when I was going through stuff. My mom told me that when you smile the body thinks everything is ok. When you do some other face that is associated with trouble then the body gets worried. That analogy kept me smiling through the tough stuff.
6. Does The Body Have A Language And Does This Affect Confidence?
@kontora knows the answer:
Another thing about body language is; posture. If you are slouching then it says a lot about how you feel and your current mood. If you have proper posture you will look poised and alert and ready for what's going on in the situation.
7. Can How You Walk Portray Your Level Of Confidence?
@nuagnorab laughs it off:
8. What Does Dance Have To Do With Confidence?
@johndogett has some ideas:
I agree dancing helps a lot because: Emotion comes from Motion
So you create constructive emotions by dancing it also opens the diaphragme
( respiratory system ) this gives a better posture and good posture has a lot to do with confidence. We should always pay attention to our posture.
@emperiumfx also follows up by saying:
Dancing is another self-confidence that screams - I don’t give a ** just moving my body and loving it! To be able to express yourself without the fear of being judged. Yes, you will be judged one way or another, even if you do wrong or do right, there will still be someone dissatisfied with your actions, so as soon as you realize that you can't satisfy everybody, you gotta satisfy YOURSELF first and live your life.
9. Do Girls Only Need Their Curves To Be Considered Sexy?
theprophet0 has additional knowledge:
10. Does Becoming An Expert Improve Your Confidence?
You raise your confidence in a field where you do something more often and become better and better. You can easily be very confident in one area and in another feel very uncomfortable.
What are your thoughts and experiences on this subject, please comment away!
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