Someone anonymously once said, “Confidence is the feeling we have before knowing all the facts.” This quote speaks a profound truth to me: You don’t have to be perfect and completely prepared before moving into something new. Of course, it always helps being skilled, educated, and spiffed up a bit, but God knows if we waited for all of that to be completely finished, we would never do anything worthwhile.
Did you ever wonder why certain people always seem to get the job, the guy, the girl, the money, the best opportunities? Hmmm. What do you think they do differently? My guess is they have confidence in themselves and it shows. But wait. What you see may not be what is real.
There is real confidence and there is the plastic kind. Let’s address the “plastic” version first. This unfortunate character flaw is that obnoxious, toot-your-own-horn kind that spills greed and vanity all over the place. It’s a self-induced delusion of being better than others not a self-love that propels you onward.
Now, for the “real” deal.
Though it’s okay to be positive and believe that you can be more than you are, understand that you can take it too far. To keep it real, make sure that you bring “it” to the table. If you talk-the-talk, walk-the-walk. Women with real confidence don’t have to brag or show off their status; they simply be who they are. They attract personal success through this truth. So, let it come naturally, but feel free to kick it in the ass if it needs it.
What gives you confidence to take risks? To make change? To show up? Be well-be beautiful.