Sometimes, we all face bumps and potholes in the long and unpredictable road that is life. Whether young or old, we face struggles, problems and insecurities often in our lives, and sometimes it just gets hard to successfully deal with them. Some of the bigger decisions we can make in life are directly influenced by our lack of motivation, security and confidence, and we often miss chances and good opportunities because of this. These missed chances can hamper us greatly further down the road, and as the famous saying goes, “You miss one hundred percent of the shots you don’t take”, and it can make us or break us later in life. This is the number one reason why confidence should play a great role in our lives, and why it is crucial that we work towards improving our self-respect, our positive attitude and to take a confident stance in the world.
When dealing with many of the situations that should be taken for granted, most people, young men in particular, perceive them as a great problem or an impossible task. Most of these imagined issues stem from the common pressures from society, which sets the bars for acceptance too high, creating an unnecessary illusion that only the perfect and the greatest will make it out there, be accepted and succeed. In the end all of these pressures are seen as too great and impossible to deal with, simply because young men today lack confidence in themselves. Let us try and consider all the things in play here, and try and lay out the facts which can help you build up your confidence.
You know your goals in life. You know your ideals and dreams. Nothing in this world can or should stop you from being yourself and realizing your hopes and dreams. This task rests solely on your shoulders and depends entirely on your motivation to complete it. Once you realize that you are your own master, and that no one can influence who you really are, things can get simpler, more straightforward. And remember that this self respect, this belief in who you are will make people perceive you better. They will see you are a determined person, not afraid to be who he is and follow his own path, which in society is considered as sign of success. This positive view from other people will help boost your confidence and make things easier and relaxed when around other persons.
Confidence Through Confident Looks
A great part of confidence can come from your own countenance. The way you perceive yourself, take care of yourself and your looks, will directly result in the way people around you see and understand you. It is only logical to assume that if you see yourself and present yourself in a good, confident light, so will others. So ditch the neglected looks, the subculture, fringe looks and other styles that do you no good. You can also shake yourself from that sad state you are in, and completely change the way you are perceived by actually taking care of your looks and style. Looking good, smart and cultured will immediately change your position in the society and, of course, in a immensely better direction. If you go out in your everyday clothes, neglecting yourself and giving out a sad, negative vibe, you will quickly be dismissed as unwanted and this will do no good. It is a sad and brutal thing to realize, but society can be that harsh and blatantly judgmental, so in the end, we all must work on presenting ourselves as best we can, in order to achieve better things in life and be seen in a better light.
Positive Thinking and the Road to Success
In the end, what it all comes down to is your own mindset and the willingness to achieve success in life. Confidence is attained with hard work, positive attitude and the will to improve further and further. Sometimes we need to take a risk, and the ever present possibility of failure because through risk we can achieve success. If we don’t though, we must face failure with an confident mind, remembering that there is always a different path and a second attempt. Know your mistakes, know your capabilities and work with them towards a better view of life and a better self. No one can instill confidence and motivation in you, other than yourself. Yes, you can get inspired by different things, but in the end it is on you to act upon that inspiration and move in the direction of success and achievement. Success is out there. So think confident, think successful, get up and reach out for your dreams. Everything is possible!
We hope that with this short motivational article we can show you that confidence can be attained through a positive, hopeful mindset. We all need to dismiss the burdening pressures that lie around us, start believing in ourselves and head out towards the achievements that await us. So, for all of you young people who falter daily due to lack of optimism, change! And realize that the change lies in you and you only, and once you awaken it, success will be just in reach!