True confidence = success
Truly confident people do things differently. They can motivate others without words and have an amazing ability to get things done.
Ã¢ÂÂ[T]ruly confident people always have the upper hand over the doubtful and the skittish, because they inspire others and they make things happen,Ã¢ÂÂ writes Travis Bradberry, a contributor to Forbes who focuses on emotional intelligence and leadership performance.
Bradberry shares 12 Ã¢ÂÂcardinal habits of truly confident people,Ã¢ÂÂ including:
- Their happiness comes from within. Ã¢ÂÂPeople who brim with confidence derive their sense of pleasure and satisfaction from their own accomplishments, as opposed to what other people think of their accomplishments,Ã¢ÂÂ he writes.
- They listen more than they speak. Truly confident people have nothing to prove, so they listen rather than talk.
- They donÃ¢ÂÂt seek attention. This goes back to where truly confident people find their happiness: within. They donÃ¢ÂÂt need the approval (or attention) of others.
- They stick their necks out. Truly confident people arenÃ¢ÂÂt constrained by fear and are always open and willing to try new things.
I believe confidence comes from a combination of preparation, experience, knowledge and a desire to learn and be better.Â And, like most attributes we desire on the path to being great leaders, true confidence takes time to develop.
Bradberry cites a Henry Ford quote in his article that complements this topic perfectly: Ã¢ÂÂWhether you think you can, or you think you canÃ¢ÂÂt Ã¢ÂÂ youÃ¢ÂÂre right.Ã¢ÂÂ
So which is it? Is your confidence deeply rooted in yourself or does it waiver depending on the opinion of others?
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