Women with confidence have the grace and personality to fill a room with character, which is completely the opposite from women who possess no confidence at all. Being confident doesn’t mean that you have to be the prettiest or smartest — you simply have the charisma that makes others want to be around you as much as possible — that’s a unique quality that only confident women can possess.
If you have grown up hating yourself, then you’ve probably gone through bouts of fear, depression, anxiety, self-loathing and co-dependency. No woman wants to ever face this — and no family member wants you to suffer — whether you’re a mother, daughter, wife or sister. You’ve probably asked yourself why you’re not smarter like the all-round performer in your class, or why you can’t outrun the fastest girl on the track team or even why you can’t fill out your clothes like that beautiful cheerleader you’ve always envied. Fear not, because you’re not alone! Too many women have faced the same thoughts and gone through the same issues that you have. But have you ever thought that these women whom you envy may have also felt like you before changing their lives? A simple change in your attitude can transform you life almost instantly — you’ll find yourself engaging in more meaningful discussions, making a bigger effort with your appearance and even mending failed relationships. Here are 5 ways that women with confidence act differently than those that don’t.
1) They have a purpose — and they live it!
Women with confidence have a purpose in their lives and they live according to it. The idea is to be yourself as much as possible — by embracing all your quirks, neuroses and fears, instead of running away from them. If you hated your body before, learn to love it now and teach others not to be ashamed of theirs. If you felt you weren’t intelligent enough, perhaps there are other aspects that you have, so don’t be afraid of it.
2) They practice a ritual that’s unique to them!
Have you noticed that many motivational experts, public speakers and performers have a ritual that they follow before they do anything? Do something that makes a difference to your life to get you going in the best possible manner that motivates you to do your best. For example, if you lack confidence about your job interview — talk to yourself in the mirror about your strengths, practice your confident smile and walk with your shoulders upright. A little practice will help take your confidence up a few notches — and will literally change the aura around the room in your favor.
3) They aren’t afraid of being alone — and some love it!
Time alone is perhaps just the gift that you need to bring up your confidence. But that also means productive time alone, instead of simply wallowing in self-pity. Realign your core values as you spend time with your inner self — discovering new personal attributes just waiting to be unleashed. There’s nothing better than a woman who feels at peace with herself.
4) They don’t take everything personally!
Most women make the mistake of taking things personally — even when it’s not about them. This can really affect the way you live. When you are able to handle criticism without taking it personally, it’s like a lightbulb has just switched on — a fire may have ignited that brings you to the top of your game. Life isn’t always about drama — and confident women are well aware of that and move on more easily.
5) They question things for better empowerment
Sometimes the more questions you ask, the more enlightened and empowered you will become — you’ve gained more knowledge than you had before — just by asking empowering questions. Stay away from questions like — Why does this happen to me? Or Why do I have to live like this? Instead, shift your focus to — How can I overcome this? Or How do I change this aspect in my life? These questions with positive connotations will help you change your perception and will empower you to make the changes you need to feel confident and enlightened.