Life tip #12: Be confident
There’s a fine line between being confident and being arrogant, but I feel quite confident that you know where that line is drawn and, if not, just take a step back and notice which one gives you a good feeling. I remember I was asked to give a speech on global warming to a class a few years ago and I was so nervous before (this is probably where confidence takes the biggest beating: public speaking), but once I started talking, I knew the topic so well that all the unease left and was filled with confidence. I was most proud of my ability to answer questions which I hadn’t prepared for at all. We have certain parts of our lives where our confidence shines, but for some, confidence is lacking in the place that is most important: in ourselves, for ourselves. I see so many people (and am guilty of this myself quite often) slouching through life, but I urge you to sit up straight, speak clearly, and walk with confidence. This is your life and only you know how to be yourself. And until you feel that you can truly be 100% confident, pretend you are and soon enough you’ll find that you’re not pretending anymore. Where do you feel most confident? Have you already found that confidence in yourself? Please do fill me in!