Or is there??  I am a huge cheerleader for building confidence and showing confidence & self-belief in your own ability. However, when you come across as arrogant or cocky then I totter off in the opposite direction.

Being confident is

  • seeing the best in other people, encouraging them to succeed without feeling threatened in any way about your own success
  • taking responsibility for your own mistakes, not blaming everyone else
  • showing your vulnerable side and knowing it is ok to do so
  • knowing your strengths and weaknesses and asking for help when needed
  • allowing others to speak without having to talk over them simply because you must be heard
  • accepting other people’s views and opinions without feeling the need to push your own opinions onto them
  • listening and listening well – that is why we have 2 ears and 1 mouth
  • being secure enough to share your talent and ability with others
  • when you compete with you and you alone realising your validation doesn’t depend on the opinion of others.

You don’t need to be the loudest person at a party or the work colleague who spends their day putting others down to big themselves up to imply confidence – sometimes I think there is a little confusion as to how a confident person acts but I feel this quotes sums it up perfectly.

‘Arrogance Requires Advertising, Confidence Speaks For Itself’

Be Kind To Yourself & Stay Inspired

Amanda R x

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