By: Krystal Black
Confidence is something everyone struggles with at some point or another. It could be your looks or confidence in a task you’re working on.
There are some simple ways you can gain confidence in your everyday life, and one way to start is by being positive. I saw a quote once and it said, “Your body hears everything your mind says.” If you wake up every morning, look in the mirror and tell yourself you can do it, imagine the possibilities. Whether it’s acing that test, staying healthy, performing your best, or anything else; telling yourself you are worth it and you can do it is the very first step.
Another simple way you can gain confidence is by practicing. Everyone knows the quote “practice makes perfect.” Although I don’t believe in absolute perfection, I do believe that if you run through your speech four or five times versus one or two times, chances are you will present a stronger speech.
The most important thing about confidence that everyone needs to understand is that confidence isn’t the same for any two people. Each person was put on this Earth with different abilities, appearances and talents. Whether you are good at cooking or writing, rock wall climbing or swimming, taking tests or playing an instrument; no one person has the same exact talent. You can’t compare yourself to someone else. Everyone looks different for a reason, and everyone has different talents for a reason. What if we lived in a world where everyone looked the same, acted the same and had the same talents? First, we wouldn’t last long because we need people who are good at being chefs, doctors, scientists, police officers, firefighters, teachers and more. Second, the world would be flat out boring. Once this idea that you were created differently is understood and accepted, your confidence will soar. Imagine all the things you could do if you just believed in yourself!