You may have laughed when you read the title to this article, but recently I have discovered that many women feel like confidence is something they don’t deserve. To them it is a word that shouldn’t be spoken, a word that sounds too boastful. But, in reality, confidence is a liberating word that allows us to be all that we can be.
Confidence is defined as a belief or self-assurance in your ability to succeed. The steps that lead us to this feeling of certainty are the ones that define our willingness to try and succeed. Women who are confident in their own bodies and abilities have a certain air about them that can be recognized in the way that they carry themselves.
Women who are confident are often the target of ridicule and criticism. For many reasons there are people who are uncomfortable in the presence of confident women. It’s not always easy to feel at ease in our confidence, even though we know there is nothing wrong with feeling confident in our bodies and the way we dress and move.
Try not to let other people influence the way you feel about yourself. You have worked hard, paid your dues, and deserve to feel confident in your ability to succeed. Misery loves company, but you don’t have to attend anyone’s pity party.
Having confidence means being in control of your actions. This includes your emotions, your body and your mind. You make the decisions and accept full accountability. Confidence doesn’t come from being right all the time, either. A confident woman admits when she is wrong and realizes that making mistakes is part of every process. She doesn’t fear other’s opinions and she stands her ground on matters that are important to her.
Being confident in your own body is something that is often hard to achieve. We tend to measure ourselves according to other’s expectations and feel ashamed if we don’t measure up, so to speak.
Exercise is one way to boost your confidence. Not only does physical activity release those feel-good endorphins, exercise makes us feel pride in our accomplishments. Achieving levels of fitness that you didn’t think you could accomplish will definitely make you feel proud and more confident in your own body.
Remember, confidence is a wonderful thing and can be spoken aloud. Be strong, be proud and feel confident.